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created 07/18/2014 7:34 pm by Swimmer1929
last reply 07/20/2014 3:52 pm
Hi. So I put together a parts list of my own but after some research I realized that it didn't have that great of a price/performance ratio and I know you guys can do better :P

I'm looking for the best bang for your buck

What is this computer going to be used for?
~30 FPS on high settings for most modern games
What is your budget?
$700-$800 USD (the lower the better)
Where do you live? If in the US, do you have a nearby Microcenter?
US, no nearby Microcenter
What is included in the budget?
Nothing else
Will you be overclocking?
Yeah
Will you be reusing any parts?
Monitor, keyboard, mouse
What OS do you want?
Windows 7 or 8 (not from software swap, please)
Any specific case preferences?
Mid ATX, black
Any other special features that you want in the build?
One ~250 GB SSD for storage (no HDD)

Thanks
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Swimmer1929
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07/20/2014 3:52 pm
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $806.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

What I came up with.

Could probably down the CPU a bit, and you wouldn't notice a difference, but it is a little bit faster than a 4460
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07/20/2014 3:13 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Ninja
Afootpluto
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Yes
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07/19/2014 8:44 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Architect
Entdude607
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If you're looking for that much, it's practically impossible to get a price tag of 700-800.
I got my computer for 250 dollars. And it was 750 dollars when it came out 4 years ago.

Maybe you should wait a while before you get a computer.
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07/19/2014 8:34 pm
Level 26 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
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There is no way you are doing all of that for 800$ A build with all you want would be around 1100-1200$.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($107.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $1143.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

You will need to cut down on a lot of things to even get it close to 800$. You will need to drop the SSD, not overclock, and lower the GPU to a r9 280.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($107.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $822.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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07/20/2014 2:36 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Taco
Swimmer1929
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Thanks. I changed the original post since 60 FPS isn't possible. Also I accidentally put that I needed a monitor, keyboard and mouse but I don't.
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07/20/2014 2:44 pm
Level 24 : Expert Crafter
Killertoad
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If you don't need a monitor, and all that, you can easily get 60+ fps while maxed out, with that budget.
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07/20/2014 3:10 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Taco
Swimmer1929
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Really? ;o Do you know what components would be needed?
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07/19/2014 8:00 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Taco
Swimmer1929
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