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Hello all, Recently I have been asked to help build a computer for my friend.. now I have a few conditions

$1500 Budget
Must purchase all parts from this website (this is a local pc store, the reason I ask for all parts to be purchased from this store is basically because I don't want to have to deal with any issues from buying the parts online. and I can get them to build the PC for me without having any dramas)

http://www.austin.net.au/


These are the specs im looking into, I have a fairly decent idea on what I want.. but Im not to good with like brands etc.


I7 3770 - $350
Either a GTX 670 or GTX 680 (Basically looking for the best bang for buck, I don't know to much about the different models/brands) - $450
120gb SSD - $100
1tb HDD - $100
8gb 1600mhz ram - $50?
PSU Obviously - $100
Case - $100-$150
Motherboard - $100-$150
CD Drive (as cheap as possible)

I've put the average prices next to each part and how much I would like to spend on them

The store will cost $100 to build, I have a windows 7 Key..


Please help me out guys
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Linus just posted a build guide for a PC at exactly this price point. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg
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Originally Posted by SCHNITZ3L View Post

Linus just posted a build guide for a PC at exactly this price point. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg


looks to me like that PC is built for over clocking, actually very similar to my PC build I have myself lol, I don't like getting O/C builds for friends.. as I defiantly wont be doing it for them.. and I know they wouldn't have a clue how to do it, lol
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You do realize that the new Intel "Haswell" chips are hitting stores in 2 weeks, and the new GTX 700-series is hitting stores by the end of the month? Either way, I'll give you a build using current-gen parts and also the updated part numbers for next-gen stuff.

Also, if you're not planning for this rig to be OC'd, there's no need for an i7-3770K, as the i7-3770 (non-K) is $30 cheaper.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 $319 (to be replaced by i7-4770)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H $161 (to be replaced by GA-Z87X-D3H)
RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ 9-9-9-24 $75
GPU: Gainward GTX 670 $409 (to be replaced by GTX 770)
HDD: WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX $79
SSD: Samsung 840 120GB $109
DVD: Lite-On iHAS-524 $25
PSU: Corsair TX650v2 650w $129
CASE: Corsair Carbide 200R $85

Total: $1391 (based on "in-store" pricing). Add the aforementioned $100 assembly charge, and you've got it just under $1500.
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You do realize that the new Intel "Haswell" chips are hitting stores in 2 weeks, and the new GTX 700-series is hitting stores by the end of the month? Either way, I'll give you a build using current-gen parts and also the updated part numbers for next-gen stuff.

Also, if you're not planning for this rig to be OC'd, there's no need for an i7-3770K, as the i7-3770 (non-K) is $30 cheaper.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 $319 (to be replaced by i7-4770)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H $161 (to be replaced by GA-Z87X-D3H)
RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ 9-9-9-24 $75
GPU: Gainward GTX 670 $409 (to be replaced by GTX 770)
HDD: WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX $79
SSD: Samsung 840 120GB $109
DVD: Lite-On iHAS-524 $25
PSU: Corsair TX650v2 650w $129
CASE: Corsair Carbide 200R $85

Total: $1391 (based on "in-store" pricing). Add the aforementioned $100 assembly charge, and you've got it just under $1500.

maybe I will hold out til the new intel cpu/gpu comes out?

oh and I did say 3770, not the K version tongue.gif
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oh and I did say 3770, not the K version tongue.gif

Sorry, when I see the numbers "3770" and "$350", my mind always jumps to the 3770K because a lot of people who mean the -K model omit that letter and the price for the -K model is ~$350 at the store you're using...
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Sorry, when I see the numbers "3770" and "$350", my mind always jumps to the 3770K because a lot of people who mean the -K model omit that letter and the price for the -K model is ~$350 at the store you're using...

ohh.. all good, $350 was just a estimate haha.. its dropped a bit since I last got one smile.gif
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Asrock Motherboard, Z77 Extreme4, Z77 4xDDR3 2*PCIex16 GBL RAID DVI HDMI VGA USB3.0 SATA3 eSATA -$129
G.Skill 8G Kit Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 Desktop RAM- $65
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Multi Socket CPU Cooler - Support LGA2011 -$39
Intel Core i5 3570K New Ivy Bridge Processor LGA1155, 3.40Ghz (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) -$238
Corsair Carbide 300R Black Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Window, ATX/mATX, NO PSU, Features Front USB3.0, Native SSD Support, Room For 7 Fans -$119
Samsung Internal Optical Drive SH-222BB/BEBS SATA Black 22x Speed Plus DVD±RW Drive, 12x DVD-RAM, 8 x +R DL, 8x-R DL, OEM with software included -$23
Inno3D PCIe GTX680 2GB OC iChill GPU Clk: 1100MHz, Shader Clk: 2200MHz GPU Boost Feature: Yes, 1155MHz CUDA Cores: 1536, SLI Capable: 3 Way, DVI-I, DVI-D, DP 1.2a, HDMI 1.4, 3 Year Replacement Warranty- $499
650W "Corsair" Modular TX Series PSU, 80PLUS Bronze, 140mm Ultra Quiet Fan, 1x 24Pin, 1x 8-Pin EPS, 2x PCIE, 8x SATA, 8x Molex, 5 Year Warranty- $135
Samsung SSD 250GB 840 Series - SATA III 6Gbs, Read/Write 530/240MB/s, 2xnm Samsung Toggle DDR2.0 NAND, 2.5" Internal Drive 7.0mm -$194
Western Digital Caviar Green Power (1TB ) 1000GB/SATA 3 /3.5"/64MB [WD10EARX] -$59

it all adds up to exactly $1500, if no taxes apply. thumb.gif
i'm kinda amazed on how i got exactly $1500 on this biggrin.gif
     
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If you arent overclocking, you do not need a Z77 board. Go with a B75 board. Swap out the GPU for a 7970, if you are willing to wait until the end of the month, grab a GTX 780.
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