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I'm trying to keep this computer in the 800 dollar range. I need everything, PC, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.

I haven't built a PC or kept up with anything AMD/Intel related and I know I'm being lazy, but my girlfriend wants a PC for her birthday and I just have zero time to compare benchmark scores, and all these new sockets/cpu names... I'd rather just get the help from the people who know it easily.

Simple objective for this PC - Play games at 1080p, NO overclocking will be done. SO I don't need a black edition CPU/unlocked multiplier... no need for that kind of stuff...

Please and thanks guys! Oh and case doesn't really matter, but if you have a nice one to recommend please do.


Edit: I was kind of being dramatic I now realize, you guys don't have to get me exact links to parts etc... I'm just looking for CPU/GPU/Mobo help...

The rest I can handle quiet easily I just really lost touch with mainly CPU/Mobo stuff, GPUs numbers are easy to understand so even though I haven't been paying attention I still know which is capable of what unlike the crazy random numbers they throw on CPUs

thanks

P.S. although if you have something in mind for monitor, cheap keyboard/mouse etc... feel free...
Edited by Nilareon - 10/25/13 at 11:37am
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Glad your GF wants a computer. I've talked a bunch about how badly I want to build my fiance a PC, but she just wants an iMac. Anyway, does a good monitor matter? I've never been someone to really care about monitor performance since I don't game very seriously, so I'm going to mock an AOC for $100 off of woot. Also, do you live by a microcenter? That will change the CPU/MOBO price.

CPU:
Core i5 4570 $199

MOBO:
MSI Z87-G45 $149

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $70

GPU:
MSI R7950-3GD5/OC $210

HDD:
1TB WD Blue $60

Case:
Hunt for one you like

PSU:
Silverstone 500W $50

Monitor:
AOC 22" Monitor $100
Keyboard:

Mouse:

Ok, so I came in a little high, but I haven't looked at building a PC for a while and typically me posting will bump this thread and get it a few most posts.
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Solid suggestions above. I would opt for a B85 chipset rather than Z87. You lose overclocking, raid, multi gpu options and ssd caching, features that will go unused most probably. The MSI B85 G41 PC Mate is $80, used it on a friends build, its a fine basic board for a basic build. You could use the money saved in something that your girlfriend will notice and appreciate, like a nice monitor (I dont know the model recommended) or sleek case (maybe let her choose) or a gaming mouse. Oh and get 2 sticks of RAM, if you opt for 8GB (recommended) get 2*4GB.
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Originally Posted by tuffy12345 View Post

Glad your GF wants a computer. I've talked a bunch about how badly I want to build my fiance a PC, but she just wants an iMac. Anyway, does a good monitor matter? I've never been someone to really care about monitor performance since I don't game very seriously, so I'm going to mock an AOC for $100 off of woot. Also, do you live by a microcenter? That will change the CPU/MOBO price.

CPU:
Core i5 4570 $199

MOBO:
MSI Z87-G45 $149

Ok, so I came in a little high, but I haven't looked at building a PC for a while and typically me posting will bump this thread and get it a few most posts.

Intel will do that to you. wink.gif If you're not overclocking, then an AMD FX-6350 or 8320 would be a good choice. The former is essentially a factory-overclocked 6300 and the latter is the cheaper of the two Piledriver octacores. If you're willing to spend extra for an 8350, then you're better off with Intel. Don't buy an i3; all of AMD's CPUs at that same price-point are better in nearly every way.

A good 970 or cheap 990FX motherboard can be had for around $100. An ASRock Extreme4 970 is $80 on Newegg, as is a Gigabyte GA-970A. If there's a good sale, then 990FX motherboards, like the ASRock Extreme3 990FX right now, are slightly over $100. They offer better overclocking and more features than 970s like crossfire and SLI support, so if you don't need that (probably not with a 7950 @ 1080p), don't bother. That would leave you about $30 left over (assuming a $60 case) for a keyboard and mouse of your choice, but you'd still need a copy of Windows.
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Ill add my 2cents: Check out Zalman stuff, they make nice mice, keyboards and really good PC cases that are affordable. smile.gif
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Well, it's a bit over $800 but this is a pretty nice build including monitor, mouse, and keyboard. It should be able to play all games on high-ultra settings.

Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X with Boost and OC ($205.66 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: SteelSeries Zboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech M500 Wired Laser Mouse ($25.36 @ Amazon)
Total: $853.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Re: Last post WINS!

I completely agree. I have a zalman z9 plus case and for 64$ you can't have better. Can have up the. 7 fans and come with 4. Decent airflow. Great case for a basic gaming build

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Case/PSU combo worth a look for this build (rosewill ranger +fortress): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1449892 $100 for a brilliant case and a very well made PSU (platinum efficiency rating!). Otherwise, if the budget needs to be scaled back, opt for this same case ($30, or something similar), and a less expensive PSU that is still acceptable quality (might be able to cut the budget to $70 combined if careful here)

CPU: E3-1230 V2: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=XE1230V2BX&c=CJ $225 for i7 CPU performance. Not paying for the iGPU or the "stature" of the i7 here. Locked chip but doesn't matter here. (not paying for the ability to OC either).

RAM: Pick best deal on a 2x8GB 1600-X@1.5V kit at the time of purchase. Should be no more than $60.

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555 This simple $75 board will do the trick.

GPU: GTX660 or HD7870 for ~$150 after MIR is doable.

Might use a combo like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1461437 for the drives.

There's almost always a 1080P 21-23" LCD available for $100 to your door. Pick one with crappy built in speakers to "get by" for now, upgrade later.

Logitec corded keyboard/mouse combos are often $15-25

That's ~$820 or so.
     
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