Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Hardware suggestions for a $700 Intel-based gaming build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hardware suggestions for a $700 Intel-based gaming build

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
So I'm building a PC for a friend of mine:

1. He wants one HDD, and 1 TB of storage space
2. He has not decided on a case yet
3. I do not need an OS
4. I can spend all of the $700
5. He wants an Intel CPU with no preference for AMD/Nvidia in graphics

Suggestions?
post #2 of 13
wait till ivy bridge launches and then pickup a 2500k and a z68 should be much cheaper than it is today. hopefully both will be around ~$250 once IVB launches.

the rest
XFX 2GB 6870 ~$200
8 GB CAS 9 1333 RAM ~$50
1TB HDD ~ $100
HAF 912 - $50
PSU - $50

there's your $700
SlowGrow
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k  MSI X79-GD65 (8D) MSI 7850 in CrossfireX G-skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 ASUS DVD/CD Burner Combo CoolerMaster Hyper 412 PWM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6 LCD Moniter 1920x1080 Resolution Logitech 920 Ultra Thin Illuminated Keyboard Thermeltake 750W Modular Power Supply Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M215 Umm Mouse pads are useless and obsolete IMO Logitech 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
SlowGrow
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k  MSI X79-GD65 (8D) MSI 7850 in CrossfireX G-skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 ASUS DVD/CD Burner Combo CoolerMaster Hyper 412 PWM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6 LCD Moniter 1920x1080 Resolution Logitech 920 Ultra Thin Illuminated Keyboard Thermeltake 750W Modular Power Supply Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M215 Umm Mouse pads are useless and obsolete IMO Logitech 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
if you live near a microcenter you could take advantage of their current promotion people have mention today which is $50 off every z68 mobo with an i5 2500k purchase thumb.gif
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
279


325


not a lot of time all that subtract $45 in mail in rebates I think it makes like $715 with a case ram psu blah I would also get one nice $200 HDD I wouldnt use the 1 tb storage so It would probably be a

6gb raptor you could go with a I3 or less for much less but I dont know
the Z68 might only be needed for a unlockes cpu I dont know but that
is the right price I dont know I would love to learn

the I5 2400 + the ram is cheaper than one 2500K
Edited by flem - 3/12/12 at 10:41am
oldparts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 Dual Core MSi G41-P26 AMD Radeon HD5450 Kingston Value Ram DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT Lite-On DVD Combo AirCooled 80mm tower Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL 23inch OLD Seasonic S12 520 Watt Bronze APEX TX-381-C M-ATX 
MouseAudio
OLD Onboard 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
oldparts
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Pentium E5400 Dual Core MSi G41-P26 AMD Radeon HD5450 Kingston Value Ram DDR3 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT Lite-On DVD Combo AirCooled 80mm tower Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
DELL 23inch OLD Seasonic S12 520 Watt Bronze APEX TX-381-C M-ATX 
MouseAudio
OLD Onboard 7.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by flem View Post

279


325


not a lot of time all that subtract $45 in mail in rebates I think it makes like $715 with a case ram psu blah I would also get one nice $200 HDD I wouldnt use the 1 tb storage so It would probably be a

6gb raptor you could go with a I3 or less for much less but I dont know
the Z68 might only be needed for a unlockes cpu I dont know but that
is the right price I dont know I would love to learn
the I5 2400 + the ram is cheaper than one 2500K

Looks pretty good to me, he only wants one HDD and 1 TB of space so I can spend the extra money toward better graphics.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I think I have decided on the following:

Screenshot-2012-03-12_19.57.20.jpg

Ends up being $640 after rebates.

Still not sure about the case though. Currently considering an H60 for cooling, leaving me at $695, but that may change based on the case.
post #7 of 13
Price matching microcenter i5-2500k (or 2400) to ncix.us can save 30-50 dollars more.
Home Built
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Sapphire reference 7950 G.Skill 8gb DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green 1tb WD Caviar Black WriteScribe Sata 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro Ubuntu 14.10 ASUS VW193T Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate OCZ StealthXStream 600W Antec One Hundred gaming series Razer Spectre 
  hide details  
Reply
Home Built
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 Sapphire reference 7950 G.Skill 8gb DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung EVO 840 WD Caviar Green 1tb WD Caviar Black WriteScribe Sata 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro Ubuntu 14.10 ASUS VW193T Dell 1907FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate OCZ StealthXStream 600W Antec One Hundred gaming series Razer Spectre 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
simple sandy
(19 items)
 
BaGnI
(12 items)
 
Snow Blood Kaveri
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
simple sandy
(19 items)
 
BaGnI
(12 items)
 
Snow Blood Kaveri
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Here is my attempt wink.gif
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.11 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)

Total: 704.03 shipped After MIR $694.03

Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #10 of 13
@Tarun ~ your partspicker is not uptodate biggrin.gif
simple sandy
(19 items)
 
BaGnI
(12 items)
 
Snow Blood Kaveri
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
simple sandy
(19 items)
 
BaGnI
(12 items)
 
Snow Blood Kaveri
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Hardware suggestions for a $700 Intel-based gaming build