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January 22, 2013 1:51:06 PM


I'm building a new machine, trying to keep under $900, need it for some development (C# .net) and gaming (one monitor 1080).

My question... I can wait a month or so before I buy, in that time is their anything new coming out which would be worth waiting for? (New graphic cards/CPU etc)

FYI Here is the build if you have any comments.


More about : 900 gaming build wait

January 22, 2013 2:11:17 PM

(Sorry for posting this question 3 times - not sure what happened!)

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a b 4 Gaming
January 22, 2013 2:16:03 PM

Here you go, I got it down to ~$950.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($135.98 @ Mac Connection)
Keyboard: Logitech MK320 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($33.41 @ eCost)
Other: Speakers ($39.99)
Other: Thermal Paste ($7.99)
Total: $957.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 11:15 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 22, 2013 7:14:53 PM

Thats a nice build ^ Only thing i'd suggest is ditching the ssd in favour of a xfx 7870 ghz and getting a h77 mobo.