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February 19, 2013 6:32:24 AM

I am looking to build my second PC, and I want to know what are the best parts.. Heres what I think is good ($700)
The $700 includes shipping and taxes also. If you could, please use pcpartpicker to choose the parts for me :) 

AMD FX 6100 3.3ghz six core processor - $124.99
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - $65.99
Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model - $32.99
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $84.99
SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 - $119.99
APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case - $32.99
LOGISYS Computer PS480D-BK 480W ATX12V Power Supply - $19.99

Total- $480 + shipping and taxes = $560.

Also, just because my budget is $700 doesn't mean it has to reach that price point, if you have a different build for me please reply- anything is helpful

Thanks

*I'll be using this for a lot of movies, high demanding games (BF3, skyrim, FC3, etc)
I don't need any peripherals or OS

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2013 6:38:24 AM

Here's what i'd go with for that budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($232.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $682.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 03:37 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 6:44:22 AM

mikerockett said:
Here's what i'd go with for that budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($232.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $682.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 03:37 EST-0500)


Whoah, thanks for the awesome reply. I didn't think someone would help me so much :) 
Anyways, I really like the build, but I'm probably replacing the CPU and mobo for AMD, simply because.. it's cheaper I guess.
Do you know how much of a difference there is between a FX-6300 and the Intel i5 you recommended?
Also, the case is a bit expensive (atleast to me) and I tend to travel a lot with the desktop- so the case I saw had a handle on it.
I'm going to use the RAM, HDD, GPU, and PSU you recommended, just probably going to switch out the intel for AMD.

Again, thanks for the awesome reply
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2013 6:58:31 AM

Save you some time, here's the AMD version, as you can see, there's not a huge price difference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($232.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $672.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 03:57 EST-0500)

For gaming the i5 will be much better than the FX6300.

Case is very subjective and i'm sure changing it won't be a problem, what case is it you had in mind?

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February 19, 2013 7:03:11 AM

mikerockett said:
Save you some time, here's the AMD version, as you can see, there's not a huge price difference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($232.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $672.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 03:57 EST-0500)

For gaming the i5 will be much better than the FX6300.

Case is very subjective and i'm sure changing it won't be a problem, what case is it you had in mind?


APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case - from new egg
Also thanks for that post ^
I have another question though, how much of a performance difference is the 7770 and the 7870?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2013 7:09:26 AM

That case is a micro atx case, it wont fit the AMD build i listed, it will fit the intel though. It also doesn't have front panel USB 3.0, not sure if that's an issue for you.

Having a further look im not sure on the dimensions and if it could take a full size graphics card. I wouldn't recommend that case.

The 7870 is approx 4 tiers better than the 7770.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 19, 2013 7:14:39 AM

Here's a nice small portable build with handles.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.35 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($232.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 04:14 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 7:18:45 AM

@markus..be sure you use mike's reccomendation on the power supply...your original was horribe
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