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Looking for make a $750 budget build for some gaming, but mostly as a storage unit and a backup system. My laptop refused to boot the other day and I realize how good it would be to have 2 computers in the house! Plus I wouldn't mind some Battlefield 4 from time to time.

I already have a SSD, DVD drive, and HDD!

I prefer a mATX system as this will be used as a portable system.

CPU: i5-4430 - $185 - http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-4430-Quad-Core-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00CO8T9VC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1384588346&sr=8-4&keywords=haswell+desktop
GPU: R9 270x - $208 - http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-2GB-2xDVI-Graphics-GV-R927XOC-2GD/dp/B00FONITCE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384586835&sr=8-1&keywords=r9+270x
Case: CM N200 - $40 - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-N200-Computer-Mini-ITX/dp/B00COGDERY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384586810&sr=8-1&keywords=n200
MB: MSI Z87M - $101 - http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Motherboard-Motherboards-Z87M-G43/dp/B00D12OBF4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384588389&sr=8-2&keywords=z87+1150+micro
RAM: W/e $80 8GB set I find
PSU: CX600M - $65 - http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-Modular-Bronze-CX600M/dp/B00ALYOPSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384588443&sr=8-1&keywords=modular+psu
CPU Cooler: CM Gemini II - $32 - http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-GeminII-M4-RR-GMM4-16PK-R2/dp/B0080ATR2Y/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1384588554&sr=8-6&keywords=cpu+cooler

Total $711

Thoughts on this build? Any items you would replace? Would you recommend getting a dual core haswell CPU and upgrade to a R9 280x instead?

Thanks!
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Build! (Click to show) Here's another starter build for a portable intel ITX setup, less bulkier.
simple sandy
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Snow Blood Kaveri
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
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simple sandy
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BaGnI
(12 items)
 
Snow Blood Kaveri
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Cores Classified Edition Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (Dual) DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD102UJ 1TB/16MB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2TB/64MB LG GH22NS70 DVDRW SATA (Black) OEM 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Red LED Fan  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1  Philips 32PFL 3605/98 LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Mushkin Enhanced Joule 800W 80+ Silver Cooler Master Elite RC-311 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Control DIGITUS 5.1 Surround Home Theater System - DA-1... 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD Phenom II X4 840  Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H  Kingston Value RAM DDR3 1333 (2x2GB)  Samsung Spinpoint 3 HD103SJ 1TB/32MB  
Optical DriveCoolingMonitorMonitor
Lite-On iHBS112-29 12X 3D Internal Blu-Ray Writer  3R System Iceage 120 Boss II  LG Series LH70 32" (32LH70YR) Full HD LCD TV Asus 18.5" VH197D LED  
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Genius Keyboard Spillproof  FSP Supersonic 550W  Aopen Nagas G3  Edifier Speaker Aurora 2.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon x4 860K 3.7~4.0 Ghz 95W FM2+ Processor  Asus A68HM-PLUS Socket FM2+ Zotac ZT-90603-10M GTX 950 AMP ED. 2GB 128bit ... Mushkin Blackline 997164F 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 213... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Patriot Torch LE 240GB SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD Silverstone SS-AR06 Tek Low-Profile CPU Cooler ... Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Benq VW2235 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Team Wolf ZHUQUE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 87 ... Corsair CS Series CS550M 550W Modular Power Sup... Jonsbo C2 ITX/uATX Case James Donkey112 2000dpi USB Wired Optical Gamin... 
Mouse PadAudio
Perixx DX-3000M Gaming Aluminum Mousepad [Silver] Circle Attitude Multimedia Speaker 2.1 Wireless... 
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You do know that the EVGA 500B uses CapXon´s caps as main caps right?

Really if this is for a gaming PC get the XFX Core Edition 450 watts will blow those two away
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Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23bFa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23bFa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/23bFa/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $583.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 11:13 EST-0500)

Heatsink? Silverstone Heligon HE01 at newegg for 60usd AR or cheaper Titan Fenrir fo 25 usd AT amazon
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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