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Low/Mid-End Gaming PC Opinions? Budget: $600-$700~

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December 4, 2013 1:27:02 PM

Hello, I'm looking to build a gaming PC, since 2 yrs ago I've using a HP Envy 17, w/ i7 3rd gen. and for a laptop its really descent playing games.

Now I want to build a Mini ITX PC, Planing to spend up to US$700 (maybe some more), I already have the HDD(750gb/7200rpm)/Optical Drives from my old PCs, and planing to take off from my laptop the SDD(128gb) I got for it and use it on my new PC.

Already ordered the Case(Cooler Master Elite 130) I want, kind off in love with it (so hard to change my mind about it)

These are the others piece I got in mind:

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CML8GX3M2A1600C9) - Corsair $81.76

Intel Core i5-4570 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.2 GHZ 6MB Cache- BX80646I54570 $199.99

Corsair CX Series 500 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 456 Power Supply CX500M - Corsair $49.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11201-17-20G - SAPPHIRE $114.29

Gigabyte LGA 1150 Intel H87 Dual LAN DVI HDMI UEFI DualBIOS Mini ITX DDR3 1600 Motherboard (GA-H87N) - Gigabyte $109.08

Was considering the i3 processor, but not sure, kind of wanted the i7 like my laptop, I do quadruplebox some MMO games, and CPU usage get up to 30% so I dont thinks, that I really need an i7, but not sure about dropping from a quadcore to a dualcore, about the memory, its up to 5.5gb so I guess Memory is really important in this case.

I think the GPU could be better, but to be honest I've been away from PC parts for few years, now I'm really lost.
Also was thinking about a Water cooling for the processor, but no sure If I really "need" it, dont pretend to OC anything ~.~.

Any suggestion/opinion is appreciated.

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December 4, 2013 1:53:17 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $693.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-04 16:53 EST-0500)