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February 25, 2013 8:03:09 PM

My friend wants a computer build that costs around 800$ (not including the operating system). Here is a build i think is pretty good.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FXzA

Also would it be possible to lower the price without affecting the performance? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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February 25, 2013 8:07:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $786.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 17:06 EST-0500)

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February 25, 2013 8:18:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
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 GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $856.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 17:19 EST-0500)
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February 25, 2013 8:22:54 PM

michaelwang_99 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY6x/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
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 GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $856.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 17:19 EST-0500)


A b75 motherboard is designed for business machines. An h77 is preferable.
That PSU is crap. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair, or Seasonic.

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February 25, 2013 8:33:51 PM

Best answer selected by dithorage.
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February 25, 2013 8:41:03 PM

You don't need an aftermarket cooler for a CPU you cannot overclock..
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