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Hello guys,

I am building a new PC after my old one broke down after 2 years.
It is not supposed to be extremely powerful, but it needs to be under $450.
Here is the list I created, heavily based off of Jack Frags Steambox build. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh455l3348s&list=UUw7FkXsC00lH2v2yB5LQoYA&index=16

This list is slightly different than the one I made in the rigbuilder because some parts were out of stock, or I found better ones., or I already had some of the parts. smile.gif

If there is anything I could reduce on, or improve for still under $450, let me know!

Monitor:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-IPSI-27-LED-2560x1440-IPS-Tempered-Glass-Monitor-/221068918740?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item3378bbffd4
Price: 320

Case: fractal design core 1000 http://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-Cases-Black-FD-CA-CORE-1000-BL/dp/B0074V2UXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1360268673&sr=1-1&keywords=fractal+design+core+1000
Price: 50.18 shipped

Mother Board: BIOSTAR-H61MGC http://www.amazon.com/BIOSTAR-H61MGC-Intel-Micro-Motherboard/dp/B005HMZ740/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1360375711&sr=1-2&keywords=lga+1155
(wow Amazon is out of stock on all the good motherboards, and I depend on Prime 2 Day shipping for all my parts) tongue.gif
Price: 49.99

CPU: Pentium Dual G860 http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B005LLBBSS/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1360269329&sr=1-2&keywords=lga+1155+g850
Price: 68

RAM: Corsair 4GB http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x2GB-Desktop-Memory-CMV4GX3M2A1333C9/dp/B002TISFCG/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1360271625&sr=1-18&keywords=4gb
Price: 26.99

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11201-17-20G/dp/B00A0HZOEA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360271142&sr=1-1&keywords=radeon+hd+7770
Price: 114.99

Power supply: Cooler Master eXtreme 500W http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Supply-RS500-PCARD3-US/dp/B001G0WPLK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360271727&sr=1-1&keywords=power+supply
Price: 39.99

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360376058&sr=1-2&keywords=wd+blue
Price: 59.99

I already have an optical drive and Mouse and KeyBoard.

I know that it can be improved: so suggest new parts! thumb.gif

Total Price (without monitor) $410.05
Not Bad! biggrin.gif

The Doolster

Here is the latest build (2/10/13)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $585.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 14:49 EST-0500)

Thanks for all your help guys! My PC will be awesome! biggrin.gif
Edited by The Doolster - 2/10/13 at 11:52am
post #2 of 53
ya pretty good
post #3 of 53
i would replace the power supply with a corsair cx430 or a cx500 because coolermaster makes poor quality power supplies , i would replace the mobo with an msi or an asus h77 board because an H77 board will offer much better features and inputs as an H61 and still get it for cheap.
    
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Pentium G630 @2.7ghz Gigabyte H61M-DS2 Gigabyte GT730 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 1TB LG  Stock Intel Windows 7 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue 1TB LG  Stock Intel Windows 7 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Logitech G300S Gaming mice None Philips SHP2000 
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post #4 of 53
Yeah.. In building a new PC build myself with a $1400 budget.
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Yeah the coolermasters are garbage to me.. I agree with him go ahead with the corsair if you're looking for quality and reliability
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The G860 is seriously slow. I wouldn't really want it in anything but a HTPC (where I have one ;-)).

Go for an AMD build with the A10-5800K. It's on par with an i5 for gaming.
It comes with a rather good GPU integrated, which you can crossfire with a second AMD card.

So, we get this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad580kwohjbox
120$

Mobo
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a55mdgs
60$

initial cost is 50$ less and you get a much stronger pc for daily use.
Add 50$ for an AMD 6670 and it's a stronger build for the same price:
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-CrossFire-Graphics/dp/B005MED9X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360409080&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+6670

It might also be a good idea to go for a faster ram, 1866MHz or so. Shouldn't be much more expensive but the GPU performance will profit.

Here are some benchmarks of this setup:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-a6-5400k,3224-4.html
Edited by glina - 2/9/13 at 3:32am
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Originally Posted by glina View Post

The G860 is seriously slow. I wouldn't really want it in anything but a HTPC (where I have one ;-)).

Go for an AMD build with the A10-5800K. It's on par with an i5 for gaming.
It comes with a rather good GPU integrated, which you can crossfire with a second AMD card.

So, we get this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad580kwohjbox
120$

Mobo
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a55mdgs
60$

initial cost is 50$ less and you get a much stronger pc for daily use.
Add 50$ for an AMD 6670 and it's a stronger build for the same price:
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GV-R667D3-1GI-Radeon-CrossFire-Graphics/dp/B005MED9X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360409080&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+6670

It might also be a good idea to go for a faster ram, 1866MHz or so. Shouldn't be much more expensive but the GPU performance will profit.

Here are some benchmarks of this setup:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-a6-5400k,3224-4.html

Thanks for the info. Is the 6670 xfire with the apu better than the 7770, or was it only to keep the price down?
I have never done an AMD build before so I did not consider using one of their processors, but now I'll be more open minded.
Thanks! thumb.gif
post #8 of 53
Alternatively, use the remaining funds and go with an i3 2220
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-3220-Dual-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B0093H8HXS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360417540&sr=1-1&keywords=lga+1155+i3
+ 7770 you've chosen.

Slightly more expensive but the best option and fits your budget.

The 7770 is generally slightly stronger than APU+6670.
Edited by glina - 2/9/13 at 5:49am
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Originally Posted by glina View Post

The G860 is seriously slow. I wouldn't really want it in anything but a HTPC (where I have one ;-)).

Go for an AMD build with the A10-5800K. It's on par with an i5 for gaming.
It comes with a rather good GPU integrated, which you can crossfire with a second AMD card.

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I just... no. The A10 doesn't stand a snowball's chance in Hades against an i5 for gaming. Not even close.

Also, I must challenge your assertion about the G860. I have a G620 in my experimental rig and it's able to push SLI GTX 460's without an issue. I dunno what you were using your G860 for, but it's a very potent chip and socket 1155 gives lots of upgrade room whereas FM2 at this time and for the foreseeable future does not.
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Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
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Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
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Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
CaseOther
Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 128GB (8 second boot) Western Digital RE4 1TB Western Digital RE4 2TB Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dell U2713HM IBM Model M (CLICKY!!) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec HCG-900 NZXT Source 210 (it was cheap) Logitech G502 Schiit Modi 
AudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 M-Audio AV40's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4200U Microsoft BGA1168 Intel HD 4400 8 GB LPDDR3 Dual Channel @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SK Hynix 256GB SSD Windows 8.1 Professional 1920 x 1080p IPS Display Microsoft Touch Cover 2 
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post #10 of 53
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Let's not turn this into an intel vs amd war thread. Could a 7750 crossfire with the AMD or should I just buy the i3 and be done with it.
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