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Old 11-04-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default help! Looking to build a gaming pc under 700.00 us dollars

1)this will mostly be for gaming. must be micro atx case as i travel alot..
2)new budget about 800.00
3)will be buying FROM NEWEGG
4)I have no brand prefence
5)i already have a keyboard,mouse,and screen
6)i need windows 7
7)wont be overclocking
8) resolution 720p/1080p
9)will be buliding before end of nov 2012...

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Please update your OP with the answers to the questions posed in the sticky. Also let us know if you need a Windows license.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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start off with some basic parts here...

Windows 7 oem $99

Motherboard: Asrick mATX h77 $65 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157303)

CPU: i5 3450 $195 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116506)

RAM: 8gb ddr3 $29 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144495)

Storage: 320gb for $45 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244) if thats not enough they have a 1TB drives for about $90

Graphics: Visiontek 7850 2GB w/ far cry 3 $180 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129266)

PSU: Corsair cx500 $40 after rebate (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027)

O Lite on dvdrw $18 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687)

that leaves about $29 in your budget for a case. If I were you, I'd bump my budget up a little over $700 so I can get a better case and more storage.

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Old 11-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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start off with some basic parts here...

Windows 7 oem $99

Motherboard: Asrick mATX h77 $65 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157303)

CPU: i5 3450 $195 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116506)

RAM: 8gb ddr3 $29 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144495)

Storage: 320gb for $45 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244) if thats not enough they have a 1TB drives for about $90

Graphics: Visiontek 7850 2GB w/ far cry 3 $180 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129266)

PSU: Corsair cx500 $40 after rebate (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027)

O Lite on dvdrw $18 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&SID=u00000687)

that leaves about $29 in your budget for a case. If I were you, I'd bump my budget up a little over $700 so I can get a better case and more storage.
my girl will kick in a extra 100.00 so im looking at 800.00budget...will that help.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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For another $100 I would get a cheap solid state drive to use for the os
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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For another $100 I would get a cheap solid state drive to use for the os
Really not worth it in a gaming machine on this budget. I would put a bit towards a nicer case if nothing worthwhile can be found for $30, and then put the rest toward notching the GPU up as far as possible.
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Really not worth it in a gaming machine on this budget. I would put a bit towards a nicer case if nothing worthwhile can be found for $30, and then put the rest toward notching the GPU up as far as possible.
After upgrading to a ssd I cannot imagine not having one. He can pick up a 60gb model for around $75, that still leaves him with $50 to spend on a case

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Old 11-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #8
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Or for a truly portable system:

mitx board $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157310

Mitx case $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119261

Plus all other parts listed above (CPU, ram, storage, video card, and power). That would put you at $756 but I only recommend paying more for the mitx if you truly need a portable system

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Or for a truly portable system:

mitx board $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157310

Mitx case $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119261

Plus all other parts listed above (CPU, ram, storage, video card, and power). That would put you at $756 but I only recommend paying more for the mitx if you truly need a portable system
thanks guys ..yes i need the sff...what about the bit fenix prodigy mini....will this motherboard fit?....I really like the look of everything else....
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:34 PM   #10
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Yes the prodigy is a mitx case
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:10 PM   #11
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Yes the prodigy is a mitx case
Thanks guys...question what kind of performance will i get....games like bf3,crysis1,2,3///the witcher....etc...also question i have a asus laptop running windows 7 somebody told me i can use that from my laptop and not have to buy windows 7..any thruth to this....if so how....again thanks in advance...

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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Should be able to play most games on max at 1080p just don't try something crazy like enable uber sampling in the witcher 2.

Re: windows your friend is incorrect. That license is tied to that laptops motherboard

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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Should be able to play most games on max at 1080p just don't try something crazy like enable uber sampling in the witcher 2.

Re: windows your friend is incorrect. That license is tied to that laptops motherboard
ok thanks on both...will give a final overlook in the morning and start ordering...
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #14
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thanks guys ..yes i need the sff...what about the bit fenix prodigy mini....will this motherboard fit?....I really like the look of everything else....
The Prodigy is a very nice case. It's a bit big compared to most ITX cases, but that means it will be able to fit most anything you want to put in it. Dmoney's build with this case and the Mini-ITX mobo is pretty much spot on in terms of budget ($786 AR).
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:32 PM   #15
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The Prodigy is a very nice case. It's a bit big compared to most ITX cases, but that means it will be able to fit most anything you want to put in it. Dmoney's build with this case and the Mini-ITX mobo is pretty much spot on in terms of budget ($786 AR).
Thanks man ....im knee deep in this thing..
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keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:53 AM   #17
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update :got all my parts will be putting this bad boy togeather next friday....keep yall posted
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:46 AM   #18
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update #2 my pc was damage by my son with water....yep water...my new build is i-3 3220,,evga 660sc 2gig....8gig 1600 ram 700 gs cosair...1tb hdd&120ssd or something window 8 64bit...
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Sorry to hear that. It's a shame that you had to downgrade your CPU, but you did get a bit better GPU this time around.
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yeah by the end of october i will be putting in a i-5....
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Was anything salvageable from the last system?
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[QUOTE=RaistlinZ;34852990]Was anything salvageable from the last system?[/QUOTE tech guy said it was a total fry....
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Was anything salvageable from the last system?
tech guy said it was a total fry....
Ill bet he said he'd take it off your hands too...
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Ill bet he said he'd take it off your hands too...
he wanted to buy it cheap but its in storage now.....i dont know how to check any off the parts....new to all this...
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