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Building gaming PC under $700

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April 10, 2013 12:58:20 PM

These are the parts planned to use (pretty sure I got all the parts needed lol. I'm just starting out building computers & don't know much yet)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Burner - Asus DVDRW $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case - Elite 430 Case $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD -
Western Digital WD1002FAEX $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU -EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply - OCZ 700 W Power Supply $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM -
Corsair Vengeance Ram: $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68 Motherboard: $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU -
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge $220
I want a computer to be able to run editing software and games like WoW & Battlefield 3 smoothly. What can I downgrade to get this build under $700? Right now it comes to $770

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April 10, 2013 11:57:39 PM

WD blue instead of black
Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.
April 11, 2013 6:20:27 AM

-Swap PSU for XFX 550W
-get some $50+ 8GB 1600MHz ram
-are you going to run a lot of editing softwares on this build? and are you going to OC it? if no dun get 3570K, get 3470 and a B75/H77 MB
- Black vs blue ~ warranty
- GPU - 7770/7790/650Ti boost/7850
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April 12, 2013 6:10:45 PM

TimeLass said:
-Swap PSU for XFX 550W
-get some $50+ 8GB 1600MHz ram
-are you going to run a lot of editing softwares on this build? and are you going to OC it? if no dun get 3570K, get 3470 and a B75/H77 MB
- Black vs blue ~ warranty
- GPU - 7770/7790/650Ti boost/7850

Thanks for answering! No OC here :p 

April 12, 2013 6:11:26 PM

allanitomwesh said:
WD blue instead of black
Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.


what's the difference between black and blue?
April 12, 2013 7:51:04 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.61 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.95 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $720.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-12 22:50 EDT-0400)

Comes out to $720. Good CPU for editing and gaming also. And the graphics card is superior to your 7850 by a lot, its basically a 7930.
April 12, 2013 8:59:08 PM

KealiaCliq said:
allanitomwesh said:
WD blue instead of black
Drop the Watts on your psu,something like 550w/450w
You'll need a Z77 for your CPU like Asus V LK
Radeon 7750 / 7770 are better,7750 obviously cheap.


what's the difference between black and blue?


Black vs blue = not much difference. Blue with 3years warranty and black with 5years warranty, that's all.
April 12, 2013 9:58:58 PM

No difference except price and warranty. So obvious choice is the cheaper one.Also if you're not going to OC get the i5 3350P which is the same CPU without OC and CPU graphics(you're buying this anyway).
I'd recommend the 1 GB 7850 for 1080p but the 7770 is also very good value for lower resolutions. Nvidia have poor budget cards.
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