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Good $900 build?

Since I don't know anything about gaming pc, I need your guys' help. Please recommend me a good build for $900!
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    As you wish. Give me a sec to put it together. Also, any preference (read bias) over graphics or cpu?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $922.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 02:24 EST-0500)

    Sorry. Ran the budget by $20. If it is a strict $900, use the nxzt 210 case instead. Also, I'm assuming you need an OS. Otherwise, the build below me is a bit better. But for $900, this is nearly as good as it gets.
  2. No, just whatever you think would be the best build! Thank You!
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  4. Mike Friesen said:
    As you wish. Give me a sec to put it together. Also, any preference (read bias) over graphics or cpu?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $922.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 02:24 EST-0500)

    Sorry. Ran the budget by $20. If it is a strict $900, use the nxzt 210 case instead. Also, I'm assuming you need an OS. Otherwise, the build below me is a bit better. But for $900, this is nearly as good as it gets.


    Also, what is a good mouse, keyboard and monitor that's not too expensive? And thank you!
  5. Ok, before you get excited and run out and buy all these parts. This is a great start but If it were my build I would definitely figure out for an SSD OS drive. Also, The I5-3350P is stuck that way. You cant overclock this cpu and you would have wished to spend the extra money for one that you can overclock. Overclocking is a GREAT way to get more performance out of your money.

    * CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
    --- Overclockable: I have mine set at 4.8Ghz 24/7 on air! Dont worry about the video part of this cpu.. Its a real overclock-able monster.

    * Video Card: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
    --- Lifetime Warranty

    * SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    --- SSD for OS is a Musthave today :)

    * Compare Benchmarks from the previous build
    --- This doesn't include your Cpu Overclock

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Linkworld 617-03-c2228U MicroATX Slim Case w/400W Power Supply ($34.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $886.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-15 03:01 EST-0500)
  6. reficul said:
    Ok, before you get excited and run out and buy all these parts. This is a great start but If it were my build I would definitely figure out for an SSD OS drive. Also, The I5-3350P is stuck that way. You cant overclock this cpu and you would have wished to spend the extra money for one that you can overclock. Overclocking is a GREAT way to get more performance out of your money.

    * CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
    --- Overclockable: I have mine set at 4.8Ghz 24/7 on air! Dont worry about the video part of this cpu.. Its a real overclock-able monster.

    * Video Card: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
    --- Lifetime Warranty

    * SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    --- SSD for OS is a Musthave today :)

    * Compare Benchmarks from the previous build
    --- This doesn't include your Cpu Overclock

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Linkworld 617-03-c2228U MicroATX Slim Case w/400W Power Supply ($34.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $886.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-15 03:01 EST-0500)

    Thanks for the reply but I just want a normal build and hope to upgrade my parts in the future. Since I'm not an expert, I'm just going to stick with the first build.
  7. TheFalseShepherd said:
    reficul said:
    Ok, before you get excited and run out and buy all these parts. This is a great start but If it were my build I would definitely figure out for an SSD OS drive. Also, The I5-3350P is stuck that way. You cant overclock this cpu and you would have wished to spend the extra money for one that you can overclock. Overclocking is a GREAT way to get more performance out of your money.

    * CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
    --- Overclockable: I have mine set at 4.8Ghz 24/7 on air! Dont worry about the video part of this cpu.. Its a real overclock-able monster.

    * Video Card: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
    --- Lifetime Warranty

    * SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    --- SSD for OS is a Musthave today :)

    * Compare Benchmarks from the previous build
    --- This doesn't include your Cpu Overclock

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Linkworld 617-03-c2228U MicroATX Slim Case w/400W Power Supply ($34.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $886.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-15 03:01 EST-0500)

    Thanks for the reply but I just want a normal build and hope to upgrade my parts in the future. Since I'm not an expert, I'm just going to stick with the first build.


    I understand. If you are looking to upgrade in the future, you may want to invest more into the motherboard. All of your upgrades with have to deal with the motherboard you choose. If you spend money on a budget motherboard, your expansion capabilities will be greatly limited.
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