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$800-$900 Budget Build

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February 21, 2013 6:47:39 PM

Need Some Help Finding some parts for a new gaming pc, I will be playing games such as : Hitman, TF2, CS, Minecraft.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $800 - $900

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: n/a

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States.

Parts Preferences: Anything

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Either

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080


More about : 800 900 budget build

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February 21, 2013 8:41:48 PM

If you don't plan to overclock, my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.56 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $898.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Get the 7950 in newegg, it's at the same price, and you'll get the two games(crysis 3 and bioshock infinite).
The motherboard is also cheaper in newegg, it's actually 75$ there.
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February 21, 2013 9:19:35 PM

djangoringo said:
If you don't plan to overclock, my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.56 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $898.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Get the 7950 in newegg, it's at the same price, and you'll get the two games(crysis 3 and bioshock infinite).
The motherboard is also cheaper in newegg, it's actually 75$ there.


I'd drop the ssd and get a 7970 if I could.


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February 21, 2013 10:46:15 PM

No idea where specifically in Dallas, but there is a Micro Center located in Dallas Metroplex/Richardson, Texas. May be able to get CPU and a motherboard deal there.
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February 22, 2013 12:16:48 AM

Here is my build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5BK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5BK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5BK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($110.88 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $805.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:14 EST-0500)

I incorporated a top-of-the-line i7 for multitasking. My graphics card is slightly below the others above, but you should still be able to run any game fine on high resolution. Also, my build is cheaper.

Hope this helps,
Michael
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February 22, 2013 12:26:51 AM

For gaming the i7 is unnecessary and getting a lower card, it's a bad idea, the 7870 doesn't maxout all games at 1080p.
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February 22, 2013 12:29:00 AM

Agreed, i7 3770k won't help much gaming wise, but if it was i7 3930k it may help Starcraft 2's Desert Strike custom game or Shogun 2 darth modded. Games that are more CPU dependent.
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February 22, 2013 12:29:32 AM

Oh, sorry. Never knew that.
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February 22, 2013 12:33:46 AM

Would this build be better?

I have a better graphics card.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5Rd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5Rd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F5Rd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($210.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $904.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:32 EST-0500)

I did not put a "k" CPU because overclocking is not wanted.

Sorry, I went over by 5 dollars.

Hope this helps,
Michael
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February 22, 2013 12:39:15 AM

Since you're near a microcenter, it's worth going there and picking up the CPU/MOBO.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter - CPU/MOBO combo discount)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($354.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $856.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:37 EST-0500)
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