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Thread: Building a PC need recommendations

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    Building a PC need recommendations

    First of all I'm on a little bit of a tight budget so don't put up something that's gonna cost a fortune. Sadly I only have around $800. My parts I have chosen so far:

    Radeon 6770
    i5 2500K processor
    1 terabyte baracuda seagate HD
    4 GB of ram

    I really have my mind set on these. I need recommendations on a motherboard, keyboard, mouse, power supply, fan and monitor (preferably like 20").
    I also need just any case. I do not want some really nice and fancy case. THANK YOU ALL


    **budget could be SLIGHTLY tweaked
    ***ITS GOING TO BE A GAMING PC

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    is that $800 left after you bought those parts? or is it included?

    and if you have your heart set on those parts...............then can't do it for $800..............monitor and OS will cost $250+ alone..............

    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
    (GFC-02050) (sku: 45271)
    Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB $119.98
    Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
    $119.98
    Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
    $239.99
    CPU Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM
    $30.66
    DVD Writer Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
    $25.99
    Motherboard Gigabyte H61M-S2H mATX LGA1155 H61 DDR3 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 HDMI Video Sound Motherboard
    $79.99
    DDR3 Memory (RAM) Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    $29.12
    Video Cards AMD Radeon HD 6770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI Display Port
    $134.55
    Computer Case Antec One Mid-Tower Gaming ATX Case Black 3X5.25 5X3.5 2X2.5 Front USB3.0 Top Rear 120MM Fans No PSU
    $59.99
    Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 500W Power Supply Cable Management ATX12V V2.3 24PIN With 120MM Fan
    $49.02
    LCD Monitors ASUS VE208T 20IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1600X900 LED Backlit 5ms 10M:1DC DVI-D VGA
    $130.47




    YOUR TOTAL in CANADIAN DOLLARS
    $1,019.74

    Best I could find with those parts...........included a CD-ROM tray....included an after-market heatsink for the I5 2500k..........you will need that to Overclock.......if you are not Overclocking, then drop the heatsink and drop the I5 2500k for a I5 2500

    As for a keyboard and mouse, that is up to you and what you like to have hands on..........minimum keyboard is $15 and mouse is $20

    and when all said and done........BOTTOM LINE.......is that the 6770 will NOT play Ultra on almost any modern game, might play on high on some of them, has a bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s which is OK if you do not want to Play Ultra, but will play fine till you can replace it in a future upgrade
    Last edited by hackerballs; 04-12-2012 at 05:25 PM. Reason: forgot the keyboard and mouse
    Win8.1/HAF X/CM 1000W/Z77X-UD5H/OC'ed 3770k @4.2GHz/32g G Skill/OC'ed GTX780 @1063MHz-6608MHz/Vertex3 120g/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk
    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

    doesn't keep me up nights, no siree

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    I do not plan on overclocking. Is the i5 2400 better for me if I'm not? Or would an AMD work better? I could definitely settle for cheaper. Mouse/keyboard don't matter and here did you get those prices? I could've sworn some were a bit cheaper on new egg...but maybe I'm mistaken. I mostly will be playing games like guild wars, dawn of war, war hammer 40k, killing floor, skyrim and RPG like games. Maybe an fps like battlefield but doubt it. My friend is giving me 4GB of ram as well for free, sorry didn't include that.
    With $800 what would you suggest i do? More money just isn't easy right now and i really want a PC but i just don't exactly what to use with what. I just want a decent - good gaming PC. Any major suggestions? If you have the time.

    *Thanks so much for the help!

    ** http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727

    I was actually looking at this a while because a lot of people i have it and they say it is wonderful to start on.
    Last edited by demonzman; 04-12-2012 at 08:44 PM. Reason: wanted to add this tidbit

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    Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM
    (ST31000524AS) (sku: 58746) In Stock 1 $119.98 $119.98
    Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 960 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 95W Retail Box
    (HD96ZTWFGRBOX) (sku: 67670) In Stock 1 $129.98 $129.98
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
    (GFC-02050) (sku: 45271)
    Please note that Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit only supports up to 16GB of RAM. In Stock 1 $119.98 $119.98
    CPU Cooling Please Use The Heatsink Included With My CPU -NOT Available With OEM Processors
    (STOCK-COOLER) (sku: 33130) In Stock 1 $0.98 $0.98
    Motherboard ASUS M4N75TD ATX AM3 DDR3 nForce 750A SLI 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI 6SATA Sound GBLAN Motherboard
    (M4N75TD) (sku: 53567) 2-5 days 1 $106.95 $106.95
    Keyboard and Mouse Combo Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 French RF 105 Tilted Keyboard & Mouse 3 Buttons USB
    (P7K-00002) (sku: 64169) 2-5 days 1 $37.09 $37.09
    DVD Writer Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
    (IHAS124-04) (sku: 45244) In Stock 1 $25.99 $25.99
    Video Cards AMD Radeon HD 6750 700MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.6GHZ PCI-E DVI VGA HDMI
    (AMD-ATI-RADEON-6750-1GB) (sku: 62667) In Stock 1 $119.70 $119.70
    Computer Case Antec VSK2000 Mid-Tower ATX Case Black 3X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Sound
    (VSK2000) (sku: 42347) 2-5 days 1 $44.99 $44.99
    Power Supply Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 550W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan
    (RS550-PCARE3) (sku: 56970) In Stock 1 $59.34 $59.34
    LCD Monitors Acer X223WDBD 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1680X1050 2500:1 5ms VGA DVI HDCP
    (ET.EX3WP.D01) (sku: 48653) In Stock 1 $139.84 $139.84


    in CANADIAN DOLLARS
    $904.82






    $904.82 CAD




    got it down to 904 with a 22 inch monitor. if you want 800 then see if you can get a free monitor on Craigs List changed the 6770 to 6570 not too much difference
    Win8.1/HAF X/CM 1000W/Z77X-UD5H/OC'ed 3770k @4.2GHz/32g G Skill/OC'ed GTX780 @1063MHz-6608MHz/Vertex3 120g/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk
    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

    doesn't keep me up nights, no siree

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    i went to the PC builder at NXIC.com
    Win8.1/HAF X/CM 1000W/Z77X-UD5H/OC'ed 3770k @4.2GHz/32g G Skill/OC'ed GTX780 @1063MHz-6608MHz/Vertex3 120g/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk
    Win7/CM Centurion/650W/Z77X-UD3H/OC'ed 2500k @ 4.1GHz/16g Kingston/HD6870/Vertex2 90g/WD 500 Black
    Win7/modded mid-case/725W/TA785G3+/Athone 2 x 4 640 OC'ed @3.442 GHz/8g Kingston/HD6870/WD 500 Blk/WD 1T Blk

    doesn't keep me up nights, no siree

  6. #6
    Sold my Xbox. Have the money for this. Thanks so much for the help!

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