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Is this a good gaming build and can i make it cheaper?

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February 23, 2013 5:04:39 PM

Hello, I was trying to build a system for around $500, that was capable of playing most games and had a chance for future upgrades.

I went a little over the budget and as my first attempt at a pc build i don't know if i have the appropriate parts for what i want.
Heres the list, all prices are off of new egg.


Case: APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type X-SUPRAG-BL Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($39.99)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K ($229.99)

GPU: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($179.99)

PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750 750W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ... ($109.09)

MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($141.99)

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 (FREE!!! Bundled with the MOBO)

Heat sink: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel ... ($57.99)

Extra fan: APEVIA CF12SL-BBL 120mm UV blue LED fan w/3-pin and 4-pin connectors and black grill ($7.99, for positive pressure in the case)

Total: ($792.74) all prices off of new egg

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February 23, 2013 5:37:08 PM

Its gonna be hard to bring it down nearly 300 dollars. Here is a good build that will fit what you need it for; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzsr
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February 23, 2013 5:38:22 PM

looks legit you might hear some stuff about the psu you want. looks like everyone says to go with the brands antec, xfx, corsair. so i would stick with those Psu's
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February 23, 2013 6:10:44 PM

this is a more modified build that will suit your needs but you still need a hard drive and an oprating system


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February 24, 2013 2:13:26 AM

juan334 said:
looks legit you might hear some stuff about the psu you want. looks like everyone says to go with the brands antec, xfx, corsair. so i would stick with those Psu's


Thanks i'll keep that in mind as i try to bring the price of this build down.
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February 24, 2013 5:06:15 AM

Ok so i kind of mixed and matched from ideas and ended up with this build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FBoz

Seems fair, has room for future upgrades, and is closer to my price range.
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February 24, 2013 5:20:26 AM

The PSU is a bit heavy for a 7850.

If you could, I would aim for a 7870 XT. It's almost a 7950.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=124

A system with a 7850 requires about 500w, 600w if you CFX. Just to give you an idea of what you really need.

NOTE: Rosewill CAPSTONEs are fine, they are made by Super Flower, one of the few Rosewill PSU worth buying. Yours is a bit expensive though.
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February 25, 2013 2:27:37 AM

Best answer selected by myheadsmt91.
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February 25, 2013 2:30:40 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
Its gonna be hard to bring it down nearly 300 dollars. Here is a good build that will fit what you need it for; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dzsr


Thanks for pointing me toward the amd chips and motherboards, definitely a better bargain than intel.
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