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February 13, 2013 6:22:33 PM

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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February 13, 2013 6:33:08 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 6:36:36 PM

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

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
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February 13, 2013 6:43:17 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 6:49:00 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Disk Drive:SAMSUNG Black Single
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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
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February 13, 2013 7:07:03 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 7:11:29 PM

The OCZ Vertex 4 and Samsung 840 Pro are nice SSD's

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February 13, 2013 7:16:58 PM

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?
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February 13, 2013 10:07:15 PM

It's a sonata III 500, and it is atx compatible. But thanks for telling me about that.
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February 25, 2013 1:31:42 AM

Best answer selected by Neswii.
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