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Good Gaming build for <$900?

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February 7, 2014 4:33:41 PM

I'm looking to build a new gaming computer after getting tired of my old amd build. i decided to go with intel. this is what i have so far you guys think this is a good build? do you have any suggestions?

1.) NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $99.99

2.) Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM $59.99

3.) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply 89.99

4.) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM $89.99

5.) ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$89.24

6.) Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
$209.99

7.) Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F60GBLS 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $64.99

8.) GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $169.99

Alltogether it comes out to be $874.17


like i said I'm open to suggestions, and im trying to keep it <$900 (excluding taxes)

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February 7, 2014 4:59:23 PM

I would ac the sd, get a cheaper case, and put the extra $115 towards a gtx 770, which will offer much more performance than a 7850
February 7, 2014 5:06:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $944.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 20:04 EST-0500)

Its 50 bucks more then your budget but that is because of the os. From your build, it seem slike you dont need a os. You could probably download it from thepiratebay. With my build, you have a way better graphics card, better psu, better ssd
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March 25, 2014 7:44:52 PM

I do agree with your build that the 760 is a better card, but i dont have a really super hi res monitor, nor do i run really heavily taxing games anyway. most i run is skyrim with some hd textures. i mainly run smite, league, skyrim, some bioshock, team fortress, and emulators for gba and n64. i picked the case just cause i love the look and funcionality of it with tooless hdd bays and lower mounted psu, and i think its looks baddass with uv lights, and maybe some open loop cooling later on? and yea i have a couple copies of win7 laying around. also not too much of a fan of seasonics psu's
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March 25, 2014 8:15:02 PM

I have a Phantom 410, and it's not wasted money. It's much more sturdy and well aligned than my previous case, with more space, more metal, and a few extra useful features. The case is one of the few things that can last for many years, why skimp on it?
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