help! Looking to build a gaming pc under 700.00 us dollars

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ultralo, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
     
    #1 ultralo, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  2. mfenn

    mfenn Elite Member <br> Currently on <BR> Moderator Sabb
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    22,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please update your OP with the answers to the questions posed in the sticky. Also let us know if you need a Windows license.
     
  3. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    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)

    OD: Lite on dvdrw $18 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...a-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&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.
     
    #3 dmoney1980, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  4. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    my girl will kick in a extra 100.00 so im looking at 800.00budget...will that help.
     
  5. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    For another $100 I would get a cheap solid state drive to use for the os
     
  6. DSF

    DSF Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  7. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
    #7 dmoney1980, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  8. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    #8 dmoney1980, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  9. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    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....
     
  10. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes the prodigy is a mitx case
     
  11. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
     
    #11 ultralo, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  12. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
    #12 dmoney1980, Nov 4, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  13. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok thanks on both...will give a final overlook in the morning and start ordering...
     
  14. mfenn

    mfenn Elite Member <br> Currently on <BR> Moderator Sabb
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    22,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    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).
     
  15. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks man ....im knee deep in this thing..
     
  16. dmoney1980

    dmoney1980 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,272
    Likes Received:
    0
    keep us posted on your progress!
     
  17. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    update :got all my parts will be putting this bad boy togeather next friday....keep yall posted
     
  18. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
     
  19. mfenn

    mfenn Elite Member <br> Currently on <BR> Moderator Sabb
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    22,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  20. aarontpx

    aarontpx Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
  21. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah by the end of october i will be putting in a i-5....
     
  22. RaistlinZ

    RaistlinZ Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2001
    Messages:
    7,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Was anything salvageable from the last system?
     
  23. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  24. aarontpx

    aarontpx Senior member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ill bet he said he'd take it off your hands too...
     
  25. ultralo

    ultralo Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...