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post #1 of 35
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Hi everyone, can I get a check on a $900 budget build for a friend.
Usage of this rig will be basic gaming (Crysis 1/2, Civ 5, GW2, BL2, etc).
If overclocked it will be a mild OC on the CPU.

Looking for an improvement over a 540M.

Most notably, how is the motherboard performance? Are there better alternative choices?



Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz
$194.99

ASUS P8Z77-V LK
$125.99 after $15 MIR

Samsung 8GB (2x4GB)
$34.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
$256.00 after $20 MIR

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G Gold Power Supply
$79.00

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB
$84.99

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
$19.99

Corsair Carbide Series 200R
$39.99 after $20 MIR

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
$79.99

= $915.93




Thanks.
Edited by Blizzie - 12/3/12 at 6:34pm
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post #2 of 35
If you could squeeze another ~85 Dollars I would go with these instead.

2500K - $219.99

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO - $199.99 (Much better mobo)

SeaSonic M12II 520 - $79.00 (I'd go with this for my psu seeing that they are the same price, 520W is more than enough for that and this revised build)

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $69.99 (You could use this one and be closer to your budget)

Everything else you can keep. Grand Total $1000.92 before shipping.
post #3 of 35
it's a 900 build not a 1000 build =/


as for the parts OP picked out thats a good build biggrin.gif the LK is a very nice motherboard smile.gif
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post #4 of 35
sorry, he wont be able to "squeeze", lol $85 isn't really a squeeze, unless you're a rich mofo
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post #5 of 35
If you are getting a non-overclocking CPU, why not just get a H77 motherboard? You can save $25-30 right there with no loss of [needed] features or performance. And a 450W power supply is more than enough for what you have parted out - no reason to pay for a 650W one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
Edited by Forceman - 12/3/12 at 7:44pm
post #6 of 35
the 650 would leave room for expanding and the 3450 i think should have enough grunt to do dual video cards.... redface.gif
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by JunkoXan View Post

it's a 900 build not a 1000 build =/
as for the parts OP picked out thats a good build biggrin.gif the LK is a very nice motherboard smile.gif

He could very well stick to his build swap out the PSU and HD and be at his budget.
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Originally Posted by junkerde View Post

sorry, he wont be able to "squeeze", lol $85 isn't really a squeeze, unless you're a rich mofo

Thanks for your input rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 35
Thread Starter 
Should I get a Intel Core i5-3570K instead? I can drop down the 660Ti to a normal 660 and save some.

A modular PSU is greatly preferred though and I don't think I will find one for cheaper.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post

Should I get a Intel Core i5-3570K instead? I can drop down the 660Ti to a normal 660 and save some.
A modular PSU is greatly preferred though and I don't think I will find one for cheaper.

I would go with the 3570k then overclock that baby.
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Intel Core i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Formula evga geforce gtx 660ti 3gb G.skill rip jaws z series 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77V-LK Evga Geforce GTX 760 Superclocked AMD RE1600 Entertainment Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda Seagate Momentus 2.5 (backup) Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Western Digital Caviar Blue 1tb  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue Samsung 840 EVO LG DVD Super Multi Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 MacOS X Mountain Lion Insignia 26" Display 1080p Gigabyte KM6150 
PowerCaseAudio
Xigmatek NRP-PC602 Cooler Master HAF 922 Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Formula evga geforce gtx 660ti 3gb G.skill rip jaws z series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black 2 tb WD Caviar Black 1 tb wd caviar black 2tb we caviar black 1tb 
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lite on ihbs112-04 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo acer s220hqlabd 21.5" Corsair ax850 
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post #10 of 35
7950 destroys/rips apart/kills/maims/decapitates the 660 Ti for a little more.

I highly recommend going to Microcenter and getting a i5-3570K and an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 for $265!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $871.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-03 23:21 EST-0500)
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