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February 19, 2013 5:50:58 PM

Hi All,

I'm looking to build a $600-800 Gaming Rig for myself, my current PC is probably around 7 years old and is on its last legs. Also, I'm not up on best hardware or compatibility between parts, so I figured I'd go to the experts.

Approximate Purchase Date: Could be today once I know what to buy

Budget Range: $600-$800 USD before rebates/after shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Streaming Videos > Web Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Possibly.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com - have $250 in gift cards, amazon.com - have $150 in gift cards (both already counted toward $600-800 budget)


Location: Buffalo, NY, USA

Parts Preferences: None - best value for my $

Overclocking: Not familiar - so no?

SLI or Crossfire: Not familiar - so no?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 I believe, I'd have to check when I got home.

Additional Comments: I mainly play World of Warcraft but also play TF2, Civ V, probably games in the future.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC is OLD! General slowness, WoW shuts down once-twice a session while running nearly the lowest settings, getting untolerable to use.

Looking forward to hearing you input. Thanks!

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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 19, 2013 5:52:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $700.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 14:52 EST-0500)
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February 19, 2013 6:17:20 PM

From newegg (just find some of the parts on amazon to use your gift card)

1

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$19.99
1

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$39.99
1

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$79.99
$59.99
1

HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814161404
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$249.99
$219.99
1

AMD Gift coupon: Bioshock Inf. + Tomb Raider
Item #: N82E16800995146
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$149.99 Saving


$149.99
$0.00
1

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ...
Item #: N82E16817182200
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$89.99
$69.99
1

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-8GAB
Item #: N82E16820231550
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$44.99
1

ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157297
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate


$94.99
$89.99
1

Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
Item #: N82E16819116782
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$179.99
1

Intel Gift - Intel T-Shirt Black
Item #: N82E16800995121
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$19.99 Saving


$19.99
$0.00
Subtotal: $724.92

I'd have you wait till this card come in stock and get it over the one listed if you can wait and if they come back in stock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It is a 300 dollar card for 240. Otherwise the gpu listed here is a good value.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 19, 2013 7:18:06 PM

sudheer_suri said:
Check the below configuration on which you can do almost everything and anything:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EAGw


This is a total mess.

-WAY too expensive motherboard
-get one set of sticks of RAM not 2 individual sticks
-No SSD
-No need for all those fans
-GPU is very weak for this budget.

DO NOT TRIPLE POST.
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February 19, 2013 7:46:37 PM

I have clicked on the submit button many times.....i am sorry for that !!!!!

Using 2 RAM sticks is good for the load sharing.


You need to invest more if you are looking for a good graphic card, Check below :

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=81,82,110,1...


Check the updated configurations below:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EB3j


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EAGw


SSD only improve the boot performance and application launching time by only few seconds........i hope we can wait for 10-20 secs !!!!!
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 19, 2013 7:50:27 PM

Neither of the builds you posted are as powerful for gaming as what I posted and cost alot more. I would not recommend them at all. Lots of wasted money.
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February 19, 2013 8:02:45 PM

My Gaming rig...................runs every thing and anything..............costed 60k INR.



Cabinet : HAF 912
Processor : AMD FX 8350
Motherboard : MSI 990FX-GD65
RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) x2
Internal Hard Drive : WD Caviar Green 2 TB (WD20EARX)
SMPS : Corsair Gaming SeriesGS700 - 700 W
Cabinet Cooler : Cooler Master Silent FAN 120 SI2
Processor Cooler : Corsair Hydro H60
Graphic Card : MSI AMD R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
KeyBoard & Mouse : Logitech Keyboard & Mouse
DVD Writer : LG / Samsung
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 19, 2013 8:07:18 PM

yeah you have a 7870. As do I.

Your builds have 7850's and a 7750. Those won't max modern games. The 7750 will play games at low settings only.

Even our 7870s will begin to strain on new games.
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February 20, 2013 5:29:19 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $700.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-19 14:52 EST-0500)


This looks good and takes advantage of the amounts of both gift cards, pretty sure I'm going to order this in the next few days.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 20, 2013 6:16:55 PM

Its a great build and you will not be disappointed.
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February 21, 2013 3:31:30 PM

Anyone else know if that would be a suitable replacement card?
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February 21, 2013 5:52:55 PM

Also, both cards say they need a 600W power supply, but the listed power supply is only 500W. Won't that be an issue?
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 21, 2013 9:06:11 PM

link doesn't work
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 21, 2013 9:11:53 PM

Yeah that is a good PSU. Not as good as the XFX, but still a quality unit.
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February 21, 2013 9:17:39 PM

XFX is cheaper actually, looks like I'll go with that.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 21, 2013 9:18:26 PM

Its an amazing unit. You will be happy with it for sure.
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February 21, 2013 9:21:16 PM

double post strikes again.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
February 21, 2013 9:23:52 PM

Always glad to be able to help!
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