Description

CPU $125 @ Micro center

Motherboard $35 ($10 rebate and $30 discount with CPU) @ Micro center

Memory $36 @ New Egg

Storage $60 including $10 shipping @ NCIX

Video Card $220 ($20 rebate) at NCIX

Case $45 @ New Egg

Power Supply $50 ($20 rebate) @ New Egg

Optical Drive $0 with Power Supply

I also added 3 fans 2 with LEDs for $20

I have yet to buy the mouse and keyboard so I'm holding off with old dell stuff and i plan on adding a SSD in the future

I have spent around $590 without keyboard and mouse .

Feel free to comment and yes i know my cable management is terrible but i have the best intentions to fix it one day.

Comments

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

A nice build, but as you went with a discrete graphics card i question why you went with the 3225 and not the 3220, they are identical apart from the fact that the 3225 has a better graphics in it than the 3220 which you wont be using, you could have saved yourself $25 :)

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

JonJonJon got it right. My intentions was the 3220 but when i saw the deal i took that.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build. I often feel the i3 is overlooked for such budget builds

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree. It does almost as well in games as any i5 minus a few fps. For the price it is amazing though! You can get the best gaming build with an i3 for the price!

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

that mouse is a beast lol

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget gaming computer. Looks like you put a lot of thought into staying on budget, but getting the performance you wanted. And yes, you definitely need some zip ties on those cords :P

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the zip ties but im too lazy to take it apart right now lol. When i get my friend over who also builds computers i may let him help adjust the configuration

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

how well can that 7870 run games like battle field bad company, BF3, and Planetside 2? im looking for a decent GPU to finish off my own budget build

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

i am unable to tell you since i spent all my money on this computer and i cannot afford any games right now lol. I got it to play minecraft on the highest settings without a lag if that says anything

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

The 7870 is sick. My powercolor comes overclocked as well. I just got it, and so far blackops 2 on max 60 fps easy as baking a cake.

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  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but I might have gone with an FX 6300 instead of the i3. Both are great CPUs though, so great build!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

i plan on going with the 6300 because i want to record/stream my gaming, even if no one watches.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I dig this build, People tend to overlook i3's but they are still pretty powerful and really perfect for builds purely for gaming. It's nice to see that there wasn't any wasteful spending like on so many other builds.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Lol, they are powerful compared to previous versions of intel chips, but in the current i3,5,7 i3s are basically the celerons of the three. i5's are somewhat cheap but powerful for gaming, and i7's are for severe coding, etc

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using this case and I'm using a sleeve bearing CPU fan. I hope it doesn't block the airflow. If it does I guess I'll just move one of the fans that come with it. What blue LED fans did you use? Oh and do the front fans get the airflow back to the motherboard or are they just aesthetics.

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Should have gone with a more trusted brand for the PSU, and 430W would do just fine for this build, unless you plan on SLI in the future!

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

pc power & cooling is fine. especially mk III silencer. stop with outlandish claims and no referable material to justify your view just because its not corsair or seasonic

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry. I had never head of this brand! Apparently it's pretty decent, so there are no problems with it I guess!

  • 84 months ago
  • 0 points

Pc Power & cooling is made by OCZ who i trust completly

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

cough cough OCS PSUs? Hardly a trusted brand for PSUs. Now I'm not saying they do not have a few that are solid units, but honestly, OCZ would be the very last power supply I would take. But, as reviewed above by jonjonjon (funny, my name is Jon too), this is one example where theres some quality involved in this particular model.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

well their ZT & ZS series was shown to be acceptable and so were the MK series so when New Egg was offering this deal i knew i had to take it up

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

True true. Good choice overall!

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  • 78 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RI 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.83 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $239.88 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $606.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 12:25 EDT-0400