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June 16, 2013 4:23:58 PM

For a long time i have been very interested in computers. One day i decided im going to build a computer for gaming/school. I put a lot of time into researching and comparing parts for my budget build and was hoping some of you guys would give a word of advice or suggestions. I am planning to use a mATX setup but also interested to use a reg. ATX build (pls note that this is my first time using the forum, correct me if im using it the wrong way).


Here are the parts list:

cpu: Intel Core i3-3220 $125(amazon)

gpu: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB $100(amazon)

psu: Corsair Gaming Series GS500 500w Power Supply $41(frys)

dvd: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive
$22(amazon)

mobo: MSI LGA1155/Intel B75/DDR3/SATA3 USB 3.0 $65(amazon)

ram: DDR3 4GB 1600MHz Single BALLSTIX $25(amazon)

case: Xion Performance Meshed mATX USB 3.0 $40(amazon)

hdd:Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD SATA $55(amazon)

os: Windows 8 $90(amazon)

m/k: Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard $16(amazon)

Monitor: HP WJ676AA#ABA S2031 20" LCD PC MONITOR $100(frys)


Total: $680



Here is a regular ATX Build. Should I go for the mATX or ATX?



cpu: Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz $125(amazon)

gpu: Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB $100(amazon)

psu/case: Raidmax ATX818WBP Aeolus VL ATX Case $65(frys)

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $56(amazon)

dvd: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal $22(amazon)

ram: DDR3 4GB 1600MHz BALLISTIX $25(frys)

os: Windows 8 $90(amazon)

m/k:Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard $16(amazon)

Monitor:HP WJ676AA#ABA S2031 20" LCD PC MONITOR $100(frys)

mobo: MSI Computer Corporation LGA 1155 Intel B75 $80(amazon)

Total: $680






btw my budget is $700 or lower
I would appreciate some feed back from you guys. Thanks

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June 16, 2013 4:36:49 PM

Here are two very good builds, and are much faster then that i3 build -

$700

AMD -

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134fi

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134fi/by_merchant/

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134fi/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.97 @ Outlet PC) Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $685.81(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 21:45 EDT-0400)


Intel -

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134xx

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134xx/by_merchant/

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/134xx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Intel DH61WWB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.98 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg) Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $695.84(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-04 21:56 EDT-0400)
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June 16, 2013 4:39:27 PM

It's not bad for what you pay. Just don't expect to play at above medium for current games. Even Medium would be a push. Can you find a HD 7770 GHz? It's about the same price. Would be a small improvement.
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