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FAmily Desktop - Budget: $700

Tfarcraw_III

63 months ago

Budget is $700, but preferably less. The main use is just web browsing really. I would like it to get around 40-60 FPS on most games on medium settings though, as I would like to play with my friends when they come over. We have had the current Family Desktop for over 5 years, and have only used up 250GB of the Hard Drive. I would also like the computer to be fairly small and light. This is what I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $91.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Superclocked Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard $6.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Gear Head MP2650BLU-CP10 Wireless Optical Mouse $12.62 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $627.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 10:39 EST-0500

Thank you for your input.

EDIT - Part list edited (RAM and HDD changed) - EDIT

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need a z series mobo, b/h series is perfectly fine if you're not/can't overclock (you can't oc that cpu)

that 1tb hdd is prolly an enterprise spec drive, it's over 3 times what you can get a consumer level 1tb for

750ti is a nice bump (iirc) over the plain 750, the extra ram is useful for gaming too

I believe raidmax don't really have a good rep for their psus, 700w is also very excessive, to the point it'll prolly be hurting the units efficiency level. Quality of watts is more important than number of watts :D - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB35OVe35LM

I added a ssd for boot/most used programs and updated cpu/mobo to current gen too

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $59.79 @ Newegg
Memory Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $60.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard $6.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Gear Head MP2650BLU-CP10 Wireless Optical Mouse $12.62 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $681.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 16:33 EST-0500

edit. depending on what you're doing with the old pc you could recycle the hdd from that & drop the new 1tb, maybe the same for the optical too, depending on what connections they have.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the HDD almost quadrupled in price. I'll change that now.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i Would get a cheaper HDD and a smaller PSU.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be better for your needs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory *Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.64 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard $6.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Gear Head MP2650BLU-CP10 Wireless Optical Mouse $12.62 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $623.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 16:03 EST-0500

The 750 Ti is only $10 more, so I don't see why not.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

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