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post #1 of 9
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Recently sold off my ITX rig and bought a laptop because I was going to be moving out. Plans have changed and now I want to get a new desktop.

I figure I can get $300 for the laptop plus I have about $150 saved up, and I can get possibly another $250 making my budget around $700 after tax/shipping and before rebates.

I mainly need something to do some light gaming for now until I get myself up and running with a job, then I will totally overhaul it and go nuts.

I'd prefer not to buy from Newegg if possible due to having received poor customer service lately as well as the fact I have to pay sales tax and shipping where as with Amazon I only pay tax.

Any help is appreciated as I really don't know much about Intel rigs, most of mine have been AMD.
post #2 of 9
are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

do you have any parts to reuse?

at the $700 budget
aim for an i5 4670k /w z87 mobo
2x4g 1600+ cl9- 1.5v- ram kit
gtx 760
2tb hdd 7200rpm 64mb cache
case with bottom mount psu, top fans and usb 3.0 ports
quality 550w+ psu

but before rebates that may be a stretch
post #3 of 9
The PSU selection from Microcenter blows they dont have any of the good 550 watts units, They have a lot of junk and trash unless you want to pay for one of the super high end units
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post

are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

do you have any parts to reuse?

at the $700 budget
aim for an i5 4670k /w z87 mobo
2x4g 1600+ cl9- 1.5v- ram kit
gtx 760
2tb hdd 7200rpm 64mb cache
case with bottom mount psu, top fans and usb 3.0 ports
quality 550w+ psu

but before rebates that may be a stretch

I'm about an hour and a half from microcenter but I would have to pay somebody gas money to get there most likely. I also have no parts to reuse. I'm going to play around later once I wake up and see what I can do, thanks for the help. +rep
post #5 of 9
I would go with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $710.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 08:34 EDT-0400)

It's strange that you had a bad interaction with Newegg, but you can definitely get some better prices by using them. This build does not utilize Newegg.
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post #6 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Transmaniacon View Post

I would go with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $710.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 08:34 EDT-0400)

It's strange that you had a bad interaction with Newegg, but you can definitely get some better prices by using them. This build does not utilize Newegg.

That's pretty much exactly what I was looking for...+rep
post #7 of 9
why go for the fx6300 when the i3 4130 /w mobo is cheaper and has the same overall performance and better upgrade options

if you dont need an os
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xOMO

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.63 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)

Base Total: $731.57
Promo Discounts: -$12.00
Shipped total: $719

Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $684.57
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post

why go for the fx6300 when the i3 4130 /w mobo is cheaper and has the same overall performance and better upgrade options

if you dont need an os
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xOMO

CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.63 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)

Base Total: $731.57
Promo Discounts: -$12.00
Shipped total: $719

Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $684.57

Cheers, +rep
post #9 of 9
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $711.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 17:12 EDT-0400)

$747 without rebates, but I think its worth it for an i5.
Edited by Yorkston - 4/24/14 at 2:13pm
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