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First Time Builder: Gaming Desktop $700 budget (no case, no OS)

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November 19, 2013 8:17:00 PM

Hi All,

I wanted to build a gaming desktop. I've been a laptop person eversince so its my first time to build a desktop. I'm kindof fixed of having an i5 processor.

Musts:
-i5 CPU (not going to overclock)
-SSD (for OS) + 1tb hdd
-mid/high GPU
-8gb memory

Thank you very much for your help! :) 

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November 19, 2013 8:41:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $833.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-19 23:40 EST-0500)
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November 19, 2013 8:41:33 PM

you lose 100 in build funds for the os.
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November 20, 2013 9:06:06 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25ibn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($95.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $833.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-19 23:40 EST-0500)


Ok.. Totally changed my mind..

I was able to get the deal from micro center for i7 4770k ($199.99) + MSI Z87-G45 ($119.99) total of $347.59 with tax.. Now I'm looking at GTX 770 / Radeon for my GPU.. I upped the budget to $900 - $1000.. remaining budget is now around $550 - $650 for GPU, Memory, SSD (120gb), HDD (1tb) and PSU ..

Any recommendation?
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November 20, 2013 9:44:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $705.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 00:44 EST-0500)
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November 21, 2013 1:32:14 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25S6m/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $705.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 00:44 EST-0500)


Is 280x better than GTX 770? I also see 7970 in the forums. Which one would be the best for performance-price?
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November 21, 2013 5:43:24 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAzZAR_QpXk
the 280x and 7970 ghz cards as you see in the video are a dead heat. the 280 ram is slightly faster but the core gpu runs slower.
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