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    Question Need a Gaming Build for $750.

    Hello...

    I'm in need of a gaming build budget roughly $750. I would need everything except a Keyboard, Mouse, Sound Card, SSD's & a Monitor along with the Video Card, I've Windows 8 already & optical Drives.

    Gaming I'll do is Diablo 3 Maxed, WoW High settings, Call Of Duty Black Ops 2, BF3 High settings if I can not looking to push Ultra that's basically it, there is no other game coming out that I'd like to try or play but would like the option to upgrade if need be later on.

    I'm looking at the NZXT Phantom 820 Case love the look for a case, I'd like to get a Corsair PSU, I've got a spare Corsair H100i laying around so no need for a CPU cooler.

    Its the core components I'm lost at for when it comes down to Gaming, I have no desire to OC. I do have a Micro center, Fry's Electronics within 25 minutes from me if that's another option but for online I'd prefer Newegg.

    Any idea's what I would go for?

    Thanks.....Gamer2k1

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($269.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $802.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 15:59 EST-0500)

    That's a REALLY expensive case for your needs but I added it because you said you wanted it. The build should be a little cheaper with the MicroCenter price ~$750. There a plenty of great mid towers around $100-150. If they don't have the motherboard at your local MicroCenter then change it to an Asrock Z77 Extreme4.
    Last edited by Notarget; 2013-01-29 at 09:02 PM.
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    indeed get a different case in order to get some more performance parts.
    also why have a spare h100i and no oc'ing? (this doesn't make any sense in my book)
    what gpu do you plan on reussing?

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    I didn't think window 8 would run wow, unless I'm wrong(which wouldn't be the first time).

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    Windows 8 runs all games Win7 does. True, there are a -few- select games it performs marginally less better than 7, but for all intents and purposes it runs everything else just as good, if not a tiny bit better.

    Also, I think you guys misread. He is not reusing a video card. So uh... Knock that system down by like $250 and add a video card to hit $750.
    No, I'm confused. The OP is confusing saying that "except" and then "I already have" so.. nvm.
    Last edited by chazus; 2013-01-29 at 09:24 PM.

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    Here is an idea of what you could do if you switched the case:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $660.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 16:22 EST-0500)

    Ok, after reading again, I am confused as to what you have and don't have.

    Edit 2: Switched build to take SSD out, andddd... Yeah, I could fit a bit nicer PSU in, but really, that case is overpriced imo.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $656.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 16:28 EST-0500)
    Last edited by Idrinkwhiterussians; 2013-01-29 at 09:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Windows 8 runs all games Win7 does. True, there are a -few- select games it performs marginally less better than 7, but for all intents and purposes it runs everything else just as good, if not a tiny bit better.

    Also, I think you guys misread. He is not reusing a video card. So uh... Knock that system down by like $250 and add a video card to hit $750.

    You will not be able to get an SSD reliably on that budget, either.
    I would need everything except a Keyboard, Mouse, Sound Card, SSD's & a Monitor along with the Video Card, I've Windows 8 already & optical Drives.
    He already all this I assume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    He already all this I assume?
    Yeah I got confused because he added "I already have" after that stuff. Noted, he doesn't need an SSD either.

    Okay, so REALLY all he needs is a Case, PSU, CPU, RAM, and MB. I still think the case is way overpriced, but can fit in the budget. I don't recommend it though.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $607.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 16:30 EST-0500)
    Last edited by chazus; 2013-01-29 at 09:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    Yeah I got confused because he added "I already have" after that stuff.
    Maybe OP can confirm and let us know exactly which parts he already have and/or need.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    Chrome is telling me that there is Malware on this page.
    That is OK, shroudster is a malware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    That is OK, shroudster is a malware.
    Seonded.

    OT: We really could use clarification.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    That is OK, shroudster is a malware.
    100% pure evil.
    my sig is harmless incase people wonder likely google being jumpy on their black list again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Maybe OP can confirm and let us know exactly which parts he already have and/or need.
    All I need is the Case, CPU, Ram and a PSU, I've got the rest.

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.90 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $437.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 17:37 EST-0500)

    you could also go for an i7-3770k but then you would go overbudget if you were to get your $230 case you mentioned at the first post. (tbh get an i7 and cheaper case)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer2k1 View Post
    All I need is the Case, CPU, Ram and a PSU, I've got the rest.
    Don't you need a motherboard as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Don't you need a motherboard as well?
    Yes I do need a Motherboard aswell thought I put that in

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    My build here pretty much covers the CPU power needed, the case you want, and a good cheap power supply and ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer2k1 View Post
    Yes I do need a Motherboard aswell thought I put that in
    I'd still recommend a cheaper and smaller case but that's your choice of course. Other than that my build further up is what I recommend considering the budget after after case choice.
    CPU: Intel i5-3570k (4.5GHz) MB: ASUS Z77 Sabertooth (uefi 2003)
    GPU: Asus 280X TOP (1080MHz/1700MHz) RAM: Corsair LP/LV white 8GB 1600MHz
    SSD: Samsung 840Pro 256GB + Crucial m4 128GB (040H) PSU: Seasonic 620M CASE: Corsair 500R (White/Black) Monitor: LG 237L-BN IPS
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    Yeah I don't really see the point in getting a 200+ dollar case when a 100+ dollar case would work just as nice. But that's just personal opinion.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $655.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 22:06 EST-0500)

    Here's another build with a different case and better MB and different ram.
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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.84 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $592.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 22:18 EST-0500)
    Last edited by jholdaway; 2013-01-30 at 03:18 AM.

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