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My budget gaming build for under $800

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#1 Kondrath


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:26

A friend of mine asked me to put together a part list for him. He's looking to buy everything by this Tuesday. I realize that some of the parts had promo codes that expired on 7-14-13 so I'll have to find alternatives in the morning, but I thought I'd post this here in case anyone had some better / cheaper alternative parts.

He will be buying the OS at his university since it's cheap. 



CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX  FM2 Motherboard  ($69.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($72.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($85.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card  ($174.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case  ($31.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply  ($54.99 @ Microcenter) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($18.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor  ($119.99 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard  ($9.80 @ Amazon) 
Total: $719.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 00:24 EDT-0400)

#2 +PeterUK


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 13:57

Some of these changes may go into budget


Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R



XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB



EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB



Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H


AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz


Cooler Master i600 600W


#3 OP Kondrath


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 14:37

Thanks Peter! Perfect. 

#4 dark-heart



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:39

Also if your looking for a lower noise system I would go for a Gigabyte GTX 660 with wind force cooling, as there near silent and if you want to you can clock the crap out of it without needing extra cooling.