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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is a budget gaming rig for a friend. The budget is $800 US.

 

DO NOT GO MORE THAN $20 OVER THE BUDGET

 

This is what I came up with:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31i2v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31i2v/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Microcenter) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI B85I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.99 @ Mwave) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($68.95 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($59.98 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case  ($59.49 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ Microcenter) 
Total: $748.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 10:26 EST-0500)
 
Please let me know if anything is missing or if you have any suggestions.
 
btw, OS, mouse, keyboard, and monitor are already accounted for.
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I wouldn't go for a 4670, I would get an AMD 6300 CPU or something for this price range. Didn't realize it was mITX

 

Don't get 1 stick of RAM, get 2x4gb, Ram comes in a dual channel set up.

 

With the last of your budget I would also get an SSD for your OS/main applications.


Case: CM HAF Stacker 935 - CPU: Intel i5 4670k - GPU: Two EVGA 780 3GB Classified in SLI - Mobo: Asus z97-WS - Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866mhz (2x4gb) - HDD: WD 1TB - SSD -Kingston 120gb - All Water Cooled with a custom loop.

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You REALLY need to get him an SSD. 250GB should do.


Case: 650D CPU: i5 4670K GPU: GTX 770 Gaming @1306MHz Motherboard: MAXIMUS VI Hero PSU: AX760 CPU Cooler: H100i RAM: 8GB Vengeance Pro @1866MHz Storage: 840 250GB SSD / 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

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You REALLY need to get him an SSD. 250GB should do.

120/128 would be fine too... It's what I use, I have a few games, OS, Chrome, and I still have lots of room.


Case: CM HAF Stacker 935 - CPU: Intel i5 4670k - GPU: Two EVGA 780 3GB Classified in SLI - Mobo: Asus z97-WS - Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866mhz (2x4gb) - HDD: WD 1TB - SSD -Kingston 120gb - All Water Cooled with a custom loop.

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You REALLY need to get him an SSD. 250GB should do.

 

250 GB might be stretching it at this budget. He might be able to squeeze in a 120 GB Kingston one, though.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I wouldn't go for a 4670, I would get an AMD 6300 CPU or something for this price range. Didn't realize it was mITX

 

Don't get 1 stick of RAM, get 2x4gb, Ram comes in a dual channel set up.

 

With the last of your budget I would also get an SSD for your OS/main applications.

I did the single stick so he can upgrade later

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250 GB might be stretching it at this budget. He might be able to squeeze in a 120 GB Kingston one, though.

yeah, maybe a v300

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CPU:  Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz) 


Motherboard:  MSI Z87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($94.97 @ OutletPC) 

Memory:  Patriot 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 

Memory:  Patriot 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 



Video Card:  Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card  ($223.99 @ Staples) 

Case:  NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ TigerDirect) 

Power Supply:  Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ Microcenter) 

Total: $809.87

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 11:04 EST-0500)

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Does he really require that 1TB storage? I've been doing just fine with my 250GB , 232 formatted, SSD, and only now, after half a year, I am running into minor storage issues. (33GB left). Get him a 250GB now and then he can upgrade to another SSD or a hard drive later?!


Case: 650D CPU: i5 4670K GPU: GTX 770 Gaming @1306MHz Motherboard: MAXIMUS VI Hero PSU: AX760 CPU Cooler: H100i RAM: 8GB Vengeance Pro @1866MHz Storage: 840 250GB SSD / 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

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yeah its good. 1 stick of ram to upgrade later,cpu that will last for years,small format. but cpu cooler is not needed.

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1 stick is a better idea because it makes it easy to upgrade. 


CPU: Intel Core i5 4430, Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 Plus, GPU: Sapphire Dual-X R9 270, RAM: HyperX Fury 2x4gb 1600mhz, Storage: Kingston V300 120GB and Seagate 1TB SSHD, Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper T4, PSU: Corsair CX500, Case: Corsair Carbide 200R

 

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This is a budget gaming rig for a friend. The budget is $800 US.

 

DO NOT GO MORE THAN $20 OVER THE BUDGET

 

This is what I came up with:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31i2v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31i2v/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Microcenter) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI B85I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($81.99 @ Mwave) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($68.95 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($59.98 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case  ($59.49 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($37.99 @ Microcenter) 
Total: $748.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 10:26 EST-0500)
 
Please let me know if anything is missing or if you have any suggestions.
 
btw, OS, mouse, keyboard, and monitor are already accounted for.

 

Same build, with a different power supply. 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31D5G


PC Specs

Intel i5 4670k 4.2ghz @1.20v | Cooler Master 212 Plus | Asus z87-A | Fractal Design Define R4 |Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm HDD | 2x Samsung 840 EVO | Seasonic 520w m12II | Crucial Ballistix Sport 8gb DDR3 1600mhz | PowerColor 7870 GHz edition | Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 | NZXT Hue RGB Controller
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1 stick is a better idea because it makes it easy to upgrade.

Op, please go watch the techquicky on Ram channels.

Drop the cooler, use the stock, and maybe you can upgrade the gpu too


Case: CM HAF Stacker 935 - CPU: Intel i5 4670k - GPU: Two EVGA 780 3GB Classified in SLI - Mobo: Asus z97-WS - Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866mhz (2x4gb) - HDD: WD 1TB - SSD -Kingston 120gb - All Water Cooled with a custom loop.

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Op, please go watch the techquicky on Ram channels

he will upgrade later to dual channel. its not like games uses all the bandwidth of single channel. you won`t notice fps drops with single channel. in games ram doesn`t really matter. and this is a gaming build. till he adds the other stick he is fine

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If I were you, I'd get a Corsair CX430M, with such a small case you need as little cables as possible. I'm not an expert but it's some basic advice.

The Corsair cases are nice, and for a small build Modular is DEFINITELY recommended. Especially since it's only like 10 or 20 bucks more.


Case: CM HAF Stacker 935 - CPU: Intel i5 4670k - GPU: Two EVGA 780 3GB Classified in SLI - Mobo: Asus z97-WS - Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866mhz (2x4gb) - HDD: WD 1TB - SSD -Kingston 120gb - All Water Cooled with a custom loop.

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