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Hello overclockers! I am trying to find a gaming pc for my friend within the price range of $800-$850. He already has a monitor, keyboard, os and mouse. And he will not be ocing The parts I have for him so far are: i5 2500k, 8gb hyperx blu 1333mhz, ASrock Extreme3 motherboard, 1tb seagate, cm storm scout case, radeon HD 7850 and a cm 650w psu. Any reccomend actions or better parts? Any help is appreciated, thanks!

Has he thought about it? Overclocking is a budget builders best friend, allowing you to get more performance for free.
 
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post #12 of 19
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Has he thought about it? Overclocking is a budget builders best friend, allowing you to get more performance for free.

I don't know about free. Overclocking leads to high end air cooling, which then lends to self-enclosed water loops, and then custom water loops. It gets quite expensive as time goes on.
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post #13 of 19
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you don't belong here... kookoo.gif Why don't you go join, Stockclock.org or something

I WAS suggesting overclocking, I could see how it could be read wrong. rolleyes.gif But some people just don't need that performance extra performance. Example being HTPC.
/offtopic

Overclocking can give a lot more performance for spending a little more on the K version CPU and a better cooler. Having my CPU at 4.8ghz is a bonus 30% more CPU power for me to do anything I want with.
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post

It's a tad over budget depending on your case but I think it's a beast.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.21 @ eCost)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 450W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $787.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 23:54 EDT-0400)
I know it's missing a case but it's pretty subjective based off of what he likes. You can opt out of the Blu-Ray player to save some money as well. Also you can get a cheaper power supply to save a chunk of money.
Is this including tax? The case I'll get is carbide 300R
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post #15 of 19
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Is this including tax? The case I'll get is carbide 300R

That price is only applicable if you are near a microcenter and may be able to go down as they offer discounts with CPU/mobo combo buys
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Is this including tax? The case I'll get is carbide 300R

No it is not. As previously stated it does include a deal for picking up the processor from your local microcenter. Are you anywhere near a Microcenter? If not I can make a new build that will be a bit cheaper with all Newegg links.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($227.19 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $787.10
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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I live near a microcenter. So I kind of made a variant of VW_TDI_02's list with mostly parts from microcenter, tell me how it is: Carbide 300R, MSI AMD radeon HD 7870, KIngston HyperX blu 1333, seagate barracuda 1tb, OCZ Modxstream 600w, ASRock pro3 1155 ATX mobo, LG dvd drive. Any thoughts?
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I think you can cut a few more corners in the builds being put forth. Here's one that looks to multiple sources to reduce costs.

i5-3450 ($150) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388579

Asrock H77 ($70) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Samsung 2x4gb RAM ($47) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Carbide 300R ($74) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0379532

Antec Neo Eco 450C ($35) http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1145

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($78) http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1145

DVD-burner ($16) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382892
Microcenter also has some refurbished options if you want to save a $5-spot.

Subtotal (including shipping, not including tax): $470

Then depending on how much you want to spend/how much more performance you want to squeeze out of GPU, you can have a lower total or go for a higher-end card than the above builds:

HIS 7870 ($290) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404
Sapphire 7950 ($358) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102991
EVGA 670 + $30 gift card ($400) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782

Totals (include shipping but not tax, as I don't know your location and thus tax rates @microcenter/whether or not you are effectively required to pay online sales tax):
w/7870: $760 (if he doesn't mind going to $860, could also add an 128gb Crucial m4 from newegg here).
w/7950: $828
w/670: $870


Compared to Deviin's build, you get a 7870 instead of a 7850 for the same price, and your preferred case. TDI's build is superior to the 7870 version of my build because it can be overclocked, but it is $75 more expensive (case), and some of the deals he relied on have expired (so really it's at least $100 more).

P.S. The video card selections all assume 1920x1080 resolution or higher. Otherwise they're all ridiculous overkill and a cheaper one should be purchased in favor of a)a new monitor or b)an SSD.
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I live near a microcenter. So I kind of made a variant of VW_TDI_02's list with mostly parts from microcenter, tell me how it is: Carbide 300R, MSI AMD radeon HD 7870, KIngston HyperX blu 1333, seagate barracuda 1tb, OCZ Modxstream 600w, ASRock pro3 1155 ATX mobo, LG dvd drive. Any thoughts?
Not knowing the pricing, looks fine, but you don't want Kingston HyperX because that RAM runs at 1.65v, where Intel systems prefer 1.5v RAM. Obviously missing case.
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