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Struggling to get under 750!!!

uvegotfail

63 months ago

I need to figure out a way to get a decent computer for 750 USD. I am very new at this and I am just wanting a starter rig to get involved in gaming and other fun things. any help on editing this parts list would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/uvegotfail/saved/yBFYcf

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

ill create another build as this one is extremely unbalanced. i7 is overkill for gaming.. i5 is the sweet spot for gaming but with that budget considering you want a monitor, OS then things get complicated and maybe the best option is AMD. You need to be realistic.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $12.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $154.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $25.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $719.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 12:58 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.61 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard $78.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $736.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 12:53 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $12.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.99 @ Directron
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $154.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $25.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $702.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 12:57 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

That's cause your trying to get a lot of things into a $750 build. That's still considered in the budget realm of PC builds, and when including a OS and monitor it's not going to happen. Especially when trying for an i7.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $69.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $165.99 @ Directron
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $751.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 12:54 EST-0500

There will have to be compromises.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $168.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $45.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $165.99 @ Directron
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $776.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 13:01 EST-0500

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