Repair and rebuild pc

I built my own pc in 2009, with cheap parts basically, but with a good and big tower thinking of upgrading eventually. Because I'm pretty poor I just replaced the parts that went bust with time and my computer is currently garbage that destroyed 3 hard drives among other things. I've spent over 1,200 dollars in about 4 years and my computer has been junked by more than 2 years over these last 4. I want to rebuild, but of course I want to do it well this time.

My tower is still very functional, although a bit covered in rust. Nothing some polishing wont fix though, so I'm planning to reuse that. My cpu cooling system is functional, and better than a stock option by far. As for the rest, it's all going to the trash. I want to get a barebones pc, basically all that I would need for a good base to buy a good gpu in five months time or so. I also would like to get an ssd because I move around a lot and I suspect my hdds have died because of that.

So, for starters I was thinking of a z77 extreme 4 I think it was called, an i5 35xx something intel processor, ram and psu. I want quality components, and if it all can be bought with less than 400 bucks that would be awesome. I think I could play indie games and league of legends with this simple build, and it would be a great base for a good gpu. My case is huge, so don't worry about space. Recommend away and thanks in advance!
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  1. How close are you to a Microcenter, Last year they had deals of huge discounts with motherboards when purchasing Intel CPUs, I donno if they are still doing that. Other than that CPU + MOBO + Ram with run you very close to your 400 dollar mark. PSU is the last thing you want to go cheap... So, I'd say increase your budget to 500 dollars.
  2. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $398.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 15:35 EST-0500)

    This is with microcenter...if you dont live near one, add about another $60
  3. Just confirmed they are still doing the deal, here is a quick cart:

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherb SKU: 380550 $79.99 $79.99

    Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor SKU: 425470 $189.99 $189.99

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) C SKU: 211334 $44.99 $44.99

    Corsair CX Series CX750 750 Watt ATX 12V Power Sup SKU: 913277 $84.99 $74.99
    after Rebate

    $434.48 Total.
  4. Best answer
    Heres some good parts
    No idea what size case you have but here it goes
    MB: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Right now on newegg, 8gig RAM stick for free with the motherboard

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K

    PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650

    Disk Drive:SAMSUNG Black Single

    GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB

    HDD: Western Digital WD Blue

    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB

    For what you want, this system would do you great, but its no where in your range of $400 with a decent GPU included. With all this included it was $862

    Drop the SSD and GPU and the price comes down to $558
  5. That sounded perfect wudai but I don't have a microcenter near me. I have a tigerdirect and hhgregg or something like that.

    My case is that antec silent black case. Very popular back in 2009. Its a big case, will fit probably anything in it.

    Anyways, I see that with an ssd of 120 the best I can do is at least 500, maybe even 600. I have an external hdd still, so the internal hdd is not a priority for now, just the ssd.

    The 750 corsair seems like a good psu, and ram seems cheap enough and there are some recommendations I can look into here. I need some ssd recommendations though, maybe a 120gb one, with good price/performance ratio.
  6. The OCZ Vertex 4 and Samsung 840 Pro are nice SSD's
  7. Oh thanks larry and tator. I'll look into those you recommended. It will probably run me about 550 without hdd, gpu and cd drive. I also have windows 8 and 7, both purchased, for this system which of the two would be preffered?
  8. neswill make sure with a case that old it an at/atx case. new mb are now atx format and wont line up to at formated case.
  9. It's a sonata III 500, and it is atx compatible. But thanks for telling me about that.
  10. Best answer selected by Neswii.
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