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Pure gaming rig - $725

Hello all, took a brake from gaming and building pc's the last year and looking to spend around $700-750 bucks for a new gaming rig. Slapped this build together:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EUvt Cost after promos $725 with $45 in MIR all coming from newegg.

Wanted to get some alternate build ideas before I order anything. I want a system I can overclock, onboard usb 3.0 on the mobo and I am set on the white rosewill thor case(fell in love with it my last build). Other than that am open to any suggestions. PC will be used purely for gaming

I have a CM 212+ cpu cooler on hand already along with monitor, os, keyboard and mouse.

Microcenter is a bit of a drive for me but willing to make the hike due to the savings on mobo/cpu combo deals.
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  1. Its insane to use a $150 case and skimp on your processor

    The FX 6300 the best budget gaming cpu available . Get one .

    Unless you are planning on a crossfire set up later you can cut the psu to 500 watts

    Wiuth a change to a good but not extravagant case and a smaller psu you can include an SSD as a boot drive
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    Its insane to use a $150 case and skimp on your processor

    The FX 6300 the best budget gaming cpu available . Get one .

    Unless you are planning on a crossfire set up later you can cut the psu to 500 watts

    Wiuth a change to a good but not extravagant case and a smaller psu you can include an SSD as a boot drive
    +1 :lol: i agree get a cheaper case 550W psu and better cpu.
  3. pete123edgar said:


    if he wants to OC the CPU, a non-K i5 + Z77 isn't going to cut it. he's going to need a 3570K which will just add to the costs

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EV3V

    the only problem here is whether or not it supports the FX-6300 out of the box sans BIOS update. hence why i went with the 990FX over the 970 chipset just for some assurance.
  4. Hi Brother.....I like your Build some small changes if you would like to invest more 100$ approx.


    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
  5. Best answer
    sudheer_suri said:
    Hi Brother.....I like your Build some small changes if you would like to invest more 100$ approx.


    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    If you can put that ^^ in your gaming budget build, why wouldn't you get an i5-3570k and any z77 board for cheaper?

    @OP
    Not sure if you care to look at other cases but..
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc1000kwn1
    cheap as chips, looks sexy and gives you the cash to get and i5 at the very least.
  6. sudheer_suri said:
    Hi Brother.....I like your Build some small changes if you would like to invest more 100$ approx.


    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=



    pointlessly way over his intended budget. too little gain for too much money.
  7. Thanks to all who have responded, I just tossed a build together from the latest sales email from newegg last night as a starting point and have always had good alternative ideas from the tom's community in the past and appreciate the continued good feedback.

    I know the case is a bit of a overkill but this was my last build I pieced together for a little under $1000 by picking up sweet deals over 6-9 months http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cndT

    It was my 1st full size case I ever built in and I absolutely loved it, think I paid $120 for it then so $99 after mir has prompted me to start a new personal build. I used the build above for about 6-9 months but it was pretty overkill for me and I made about $200 when I sold it which made it easy to part with even tho I loved having a monster build.

    I had figured most would point me to the Intel i5 k series, I am very aware it is hands down best cpu for gaming and overclocking but just wanted to toss the idea of a amd cpu due to the fact I've built mainly with the i5-2500k and i3-2100 in my last dozen or so builds. Is the new A10-5800K and a FM2 boards worth looking at? Haven't had time to read up on it and always like trying new things. Can always toss the cpu/mobo in another build and sell if I don't like it.

    I might drop down to a corsair CX500 but the 750W modular gold rosewill seemed like a nice deal at $80 after mir and I like to have the option to xfire/sli down the road when building.

    I have a crucial M4 128GB that I forgot I had bought a while back and planned on tossing it in my laptop but will more than likely use it in the current build for a boot drive and use the 500GB seagate for storage.

    Noticed newegg is running some more deals and think I'm gonna jump on these today:
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147158 Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition $99 after MIR
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313080 Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition $205 after MIR
    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 Seagate Barracuda 500GB $50
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264 Rosewill CAPSTONE Series 750W $80 after MIR
    Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256 SAMSUNG DVD Burner

    Thats just under $500 after MIR and then will more than likely make a trip to Microcenter soon and pick up a i5-3570k and either a ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 or ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 for $265 but will kick around the idea of a FX or Trinity cpu as well.
  8. I am planning to build a rig in the same range..........check the configuration:

    Cabinet : HAF 912
    Processor : AMD FX 8350
    Motherboard : MSI 990FX-GD65
    RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9) x2
    Internal Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM (ST2000DM001)
    SMPS : Corsair Gaming SeriesGS700 - 700 W
    Cabinet Cooler : Cooler Master Silent FAN 120 SI2
    Processor Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Graphic Card : MSI AMD R7870 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC 2 GB GDDR5
    KeyBoard & Mouse : Logitech Keyboard & Mouse
    DVD Writer : LG / Samsung
  9. Best answer selected by imaurer269.
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