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ATX Budget Gaming Rig

Budget: $800 after shipping/taxes
System Usage: Pure Gaming
OC: No
SLI/Xfire: No
Monitor: 24' 1920x1080p


Best budget gaming build I could come up with!

CPU: i5 3470 $150
MOBO: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP $80
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1600 $40
CASE: HAF 912 $60
GPU: MSI HAWK 7870 2GB $260
OS: Windows 7 $92.65
HDD: Own 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
PSU: Own Corsair TX750 V2

Total: $738.97 wTaxes/Shipping
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  1. Noob12 said:
    How this sound to you? Take same case and windows.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zmX6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zmX6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zmX6/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $614.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 16:28 EST-0500)

    You can get ths cpu cheaper if you live near by micro center: http://www.microcenter.com/product/400271/Xeon_E3_1230V2_33GHz_LGA_1155_Boxed_Processor


    Thats a mATX rig im making a ATX rig.
  2. country of origin, max budget? and need windows+keyboard?
  3. It looks good, but you can get the i5-3570k for 190$+msi z77a-g41 for 40$ in microcenter, that means it's the same price as a i5-3470+h77.
    See here : http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cc7faafd#/cc7faafd/33

    The 7870 is good, but it's close in price with a 660 ti which is better :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133466
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125441

    Also a 7950, if you prefer amd : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

    There's some good case for less money : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $703.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 17:58 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $737.59
    Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $707.58

    gets u a screaming pc :D
  5. I don't want to overclock so Z77 is out the picture. That means the i5 3570k is out the picture because I want a motherboard that isnt for overclocking. I already have the HDD / PSU / Optical Drive. I also wont be needing an aftermarket cpu cooler since I won't be overclocking.
  6. ok here.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zoq4
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zoq4/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zoq4/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $578.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 18:47 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $585.63
    Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
    Shipping: $6.99
    Total: $582.62
  7. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/znWD/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($81.88 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $703.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 17:58 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $737.59
    Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $707.58

    gets u a screaming pc :D


    I really like the FX-6300 but since I wont be overclocking that kinda takes away what that processor is good at and people say Id be better off with the i5 3470.
  8. ok here.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zotM
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zotM/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zotM/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $591.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 18:53 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $623.25
    Shipping: $6.99
    Total: $630.24
  9. gamefreak09 said:
    I don't want to overclock so Z77 is out the picture. That means the i5 3570k is out the picture because I want a motherboard that isnt for overclocking. I already have the HDD / PSU / Optical Drive. I also wont be needing an aftermarket cpu cooler since I won't be overclocking.



    Then get the i5-3470 in microcenter and the H77M from asrock it's at 69.99$ in newegg, good board.
    Get a better card if possible like the 660ti that i suggested(or other) or 7950.
    You can get a corsair 200R for less money, it got plenty of good reviews.
  10. thats only if he lives closed to micro-center tho.
  11. iceclock said:
    thats only if he lives closed to micro-center tho.


    Micro Center is 30mins away from me so its not a problem :D
  12. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqNT
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqNT/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqNT/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $601.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 22:13 EST-0500)


    Base Total: $633.26
    Shipping: $6.99
    Total: $640.25

    with the 200r.
  13. Best answer selected by gamefreak09.
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