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February 16, 2014 4:35:19 PM

Hi, I need help building a gaming pc for my friend. He wants something good enough to play current games with good fps but doesn't want to spend more than $800. The only things he told me he wanted was a i7 cpu and a gtx 780 but I told him thats probably already around $800 just for the cpu and gpu but I'm not really sure because I don't really know alot about parts. Any help would be appreciated.

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February 16, 2014 4:38:56 PM

what exactly does he need and already have? just the tower and innards, or tower/monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse/OS? even needing a copy of win 7/8.1 can take around $100 USD off the parts budget
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February 16, 2014 4:41:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Uttz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Uttz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Uttz/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1117.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 19:41 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2014 4:42:41 PM

justaguywithagun said:
what exactly does he need and already have? just the tower and innards, or tower/monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse/OS? even needing a copy of win 7/8.1 can take around $100 USD off the parts budget


He needs the tower and everything inside. He already has windows 7, a monitor, keyboard and etc.
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February 16, 2014 4:44:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UtzR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UtzR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UtzR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.55 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $848.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 19:43 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2014 4:45:06 PM

the 770 will put him about 50.00 over his 800 build funds. but he have to use a locked cpu and a h87 mb.
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February 16, 2014 4:49:22 PM

smorizio said:
the 770 will put him about 50.00 over his 800 build funds. but he have to use a locked cpu and a h87 mb.


Thanks for the reply I'll show it to him and see what he thinks. I'm sure he wont mind going a little bit over $800
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February 16, 2014 5:10:03 PM

if your friend can sit on his money for a bit. not only is intel dropping latter this year haswell refresh (look like end of year if they get the yield up). also nvidia is dropping latter this year there 800 line of gpu (maxwell). when they do the older cards may take a price drop.
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