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$800 gaming PC

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February 23, 2013 11:13:03 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By March 1st

Budget Range: Up to $800 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching streams/movies, surfing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, monitor, keyboard, headphones, I will be getting windows7 here in town

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference.. just not Ebay

Country: US - Duluth, MN!

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Pretty much only being used for Diablo3, League of legends, FF-XIV


I've tried numerous times building one but i can never get the price i want cause i tend to go overboard.. partly because i see someone say "instead of getting this, get this so you can pay more for this". Any help is very much appreciated.




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February 23, 2013 11:15:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.37 @ Compuvest)
Total: $768.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 20:15 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 11:23:30 PM

I couldn't have put a better build together for you than bogo663.
Imo you would do better to get the k version of the cpu as in bogo's parts list, even tho you don't plan to O.C., because it will retain its value better if you ever decide to upgrade to an i7 chip...
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February 23, 2013 11:27:11 PM

rmiiirusty said:
I couldn't have put a better build together for you than bogo663.
Imo you would do better to get the k version of the cpu as in bogo's parts list, even tho you don't plan to O.C., because it will retain its value better if you ever decide to upgrade to an i7 chip...

Thanks for the compliment. After lurking these forums for so long, I just took the most re-occurring parts of other people's suggestions and just have a mass of save builds on PCPartPicker.
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February 23, 2013 11:32:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $767.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 20:30 EST-0500)

bogo663 is an overclocking build. I took bogo's build and changed a few things around since your not overclocking which allowed me to get a better GPU
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February 23, 2013 11:35:50 PM

bogo663 said:
Thanks for the compliment. After lurking these forums for so long, I just took the most re-occurring parts of other people's suggestions and just have a mass of save builds on PCPartPicker.


No problem. I tend to like nvidia especially for new builders because of problemsI have experienced with catalyst software in the past. Nvidea just works smoother for the avg person, but I really couldnt think of better parts for the purpose and price... Kudos
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February 23, 2013 11:37:21 PM

rmiiirusty said:
No problem. I tend to like nvidia especially for new builders because of problemsI have experienced with catalyst software in the past. Nvidea just works smoother for the avg person, but I really couldnt think of better parts for the purpose and price... Kudos

Dude, I hate catalyst too. I tried updating my driver, and every time I did, it messed up and gave me black screens or weird resolutions.
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February 23, 2013 11:41:58 PM

Thank you much for the quick responses, i will take a look over the 2 posted. Wish i had a microcenter close by!
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February 24, 2013 2:02:22 AM

yagors said:
Thank you much for the quick responses, i will take a look over the 2 posted. Wish i had a microcenter close by!


Some things, microcenter will ship, it is usually just the specials that they don't.
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