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February 8, 2013 1:20:19 AM

Hello guys, I might get a new build soon and i have a $700 Dollar budget. I would really prefer if all the parts were from the same place, Also I also would prefer Intel i5 CPU.

The things i will be doing with this PC:

Playing games such as LoL and other easily handable pc games
Schoolwork, can't forget about school work

I also need Microsoft Office for the second reason^^. I have Windows 7 pirated but if you can fit it in the budget and still make it a good PC I would give you an autograph of Barrack Obama. JK it's George Bush LOL.

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February 8, 2013 1:32:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:32 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 1:35:04 AM

cball1311 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:32 EST-0500)


I updated the thread and also can you improve case a little? Plus from same store possibly?
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February 8, 2013 2:37:02 AM

This is what I was taking a look at, and it seems that you and I have similar criteria for the computers that we want/ need. This is what I was thinking about replacing my PS3 with when the PS4 drops:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Jw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Jw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Jw/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.94 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $746.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

... Pretty much the same as the other rig that cball suggested, and same price, but this one has a worse processor and a better case AND an SSD for a boot drive AND is the same price (if you take out the OS, which I actually DO need)

This one is supposed to go on my TV though, so might not exactly be what you're looking for
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February 8, 2013 2:49:24 AM

All from newegg..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:44 EST-0500)


But If you want to purchase an OS, which I prefer...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $715.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:49 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 2:52:38 AM

oss43456 said:
I updated the thread and also can you improve case a little? Plus from same store possibly?

Your updated build is great! If you only want mild games like LoL then I'd drop the Video Card down to a 7770 for $115.
That game is not demanding on a GPU. $200+ GPUs are for games like Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, or Far Cry 3. I wouldn't suggest
a 7870 unless you wanted to play those games on a 1920x1080 monitor. A 7770 will rip through LOL. Buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The money saved could buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-...

A SSD will make all your programs open in a snap. It makes the computer experience much better. On a 128gb SSD, you put OS, programs, and games. On the HDD, you put all videos, documents, and miscellaneous things.
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February 8, 2013 4:04:51 AM

admbautista said:
All from newegg..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Ui/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:44 EST-0500)


But If you want to purchase an OS, which I prefer...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C9Xm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $715.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:49 EST-0500)


If you're going for the all from new egg one, get the 7870 LE. It is faster, 20 dollars more, and comes with tomb raider and bioshock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 8, 2013 10:50:35 PM

envy14tpe said:
Your updated build is great! If you only want mild games like LoL then I'd drop the Video Card down to a 7770 for $115.
That game is not demanding on a GPU. $200+ GPUs are for games like Battlefield 3, Crysis 3, or Far Cry 3. I wouldn't suggest
a 7870 unless you wanted to play those games on a 1920x1080 monitor. A 7770 will rip through LOL. Buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The money saved could buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-...

A SSD will make all your programs open in a snap. It makes the computer experience much better. On a 128gb SSD, you put OS, programs, and games. On the HDD, you put all videos, documents, and miscellaneous things.



Ok so lets say i use it for easy GPU games i such as LoL, RS, TF2 and others a 7770 will run them on MAX??
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February 9, 2013 12:59:35 AM

oss43456 said:
Ok so lets say i use it for easy GPU games i such as LoL, RS, TF2 and others a 7770 will run them on MAX??

Thanks for listing the games you play. I haven't played any of them but I have friends that have played them. As for LoL and TF2, those games do not need an expensive GPU. I assume RS = Run Scape. If so, that's an old game, and doesn't need an expensive GPU.

I haven't found any benchmarks to show you but if you google "system requirements GPU LoL" you will find out what is considered the minimum and optimal computer configurations.

I assume your playing on a 768p, 900p, or 1080p monitor. For those, buy a AMD 7750. It will max out those games and save you money. You could buy a AMD 7870, but you'll never utilize the $$$. People that buy a 7870 play graphically demanding games and LoL and TF2 are not.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 9, 2013 1:05:35 AM

envy14tpe said:
Thanks for listing the games you play. I haven't played any of them but I have friends that have played them. As for LoL and TF2, those games do not need an expensive GPU. I assume RS = Run Scape. If so, that's an old game, and doesn't need an expensive GPU.

I haven't found any benchmarks to show you but if you google "system requirements GPU LoL" you will find out what is considered the minimum and optimal computer configurations.

I assume your playing on a 768p, 900p, or 1080p monitor. For those, buy a AMD 7750. It will max out those games and save you money. You could buy a AMD 7870, but you'll never utilize the $$$. People that buy a 7870 play graphically demanding games and LoL and TF2 are not.



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cjwc this is my build
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February 9, 2013 5:55:00 PM

envy14tpe said:
Looks fine. I like Fractal cases. Don't forget to put in a rear exhaust fan, also move the front fan to the side OR add a second intake fan on the side.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-coo...

The 7850 will allow you to play more demanding games...and they are addicting.

What's your monitor?



for now its a philip tv/monitor. but later on ill buy a better one.
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