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February 2, 2013 4:52:13 PM

Hello. my friend asked me to help him build a computer. I have just built one on my own, and so he trusted me to build one to him.
This is some info:

His budget is at 800$.
He wants an intel CPU and an intel compatible mobo.
He is not planning to overclock.
His monitor size is 1920x180.

So these are the parts that I suggested to him:

CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Midi Tower Case
ASUS P8Z77-V LX, Socket-1155 ATX, Z77 Motherboard
Intel® Core i5-2500K Processor Socket-LGA1155
Corsair Dominator DHX DDR3 1600MHz 8GB RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 GPU
Corsair CX 750M, 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus Bronze PSU
Western Digital® Desktop Blue 500GB SATA 3.5" HDD
ASUS DVD Writer, DRW-24B5ST SATA
Windows 7 Home Premium

Any help is much appreciated, thanks!

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February 2, 2013 6:45:17 PM

im no expert but i think maybe the 750 watt psu might be a tad overkill. He probably only need a 600 or 650 for that build unless he wants lots of lights and big cooling fans. other than that looks good to me.
February 2, 2013 6:49:12 PM

Why get a 2500k? Get a 3550k (unless if the 2500k is much cheaper).
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February 2, 2013 6:55:47 PM

If he doesn't want to overclock, there is no need for a k processor.
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February 2, 2013 7:00:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $788.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:00 EST-0500)

Do this. Its decently better than what you have listed.
February 2, 2013 7:38:40 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($192.28 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $788.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 16:00 EST-0500)

Do this. Its decently better than what you have listed.


Change the case to a Corsair 200r. It has better cable management options and USB 3.0 for $5 more.
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