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January 29, 2013 7:08:12 AM

Budget is tight!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: $700-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, browsing, movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Complete build.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect. Or any other sites that are very reputable.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - East Bay, California, U.S.

Parts Preferences: I just want solid stuff from good manufacturers.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like the case to be solid black..no bright colors. LED stock fans are fine. I'm not picky at all though, open to any and all advice!Will be using for Diablo 3, BF3, all modern games, etc.



-Don't need a mouse, monitor, keyboard, or speakers. Any help would great. Thanks everyone!

More about : build 700 750 budget

January 29, 2013 8:47:27 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $711.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 05:46 EST-0500)

If you're into overclocking, CPU Cooler suggestion:
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Thermaltake Frio
Noctua NH-D14
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January 29, 2013 8:51:55 AM

Thanks for the reply. Looks really solid.
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January 29, 2013 3:24:46 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 $149.99
CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $24.99
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 $109.99
Memory: Patriot Viper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 $37.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM $49.99
Video Card:p owecolor Radeon HD7870LE $239.99
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite $49.99 (HAF 912 is a good alternative)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W $64.99
Total:$727.52

As a side note the HD7870LE is actually a slightly crippled HD7950.
Here is the link to the build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AhIF
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January 29, 2013 3:36:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $703.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 12:29 EST-0500)

For $10 more you can get 1tb. I also included the 7870, and a hyper evo so you can overclock. Also, the Antec Neo Eco 620w is made by SeaSonic just like the XFX , its just half the price because its on sale. GTX 660 and 7870 are almost the same performnce but in some games the AMD wins and in other the nVidia card wins, it all comes down to what you play. On another note, if you don't wanna overclock you could look into this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $689.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 12:36 EST-0500)
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February 1, 2013 5:05:01 PM

From what im looking at the neo eco is $69.99.
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February 1, 2013 5:09:02 PM

gloomfish said:
From what im looking at the neo eco is $69.99.


Yup, the sale ended today. PcPartPicker hasn't updated it yet.
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