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Hey PF, build me a PC for $700-800.

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Zenzr, Jun 9, 2014

  1. Jul 8, 2012
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    So my friend asked me what brand desktop PC is the best. I said most likely the best is to build your own. So he wants me to do so.

    He said his price range is cheaper the better (obviously) but he'd like to spend $700-$800. He wants to get into WoW (don't judge, I still play too) and some other games. He's not a seriously hardcore spec freak, but obviously better is better.

    He doesn't need a copy of Windows or extra items like keyboard or anything. So just the desktop itself.

    Anyone have any ideas?
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    • Feb 1, 2011
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      Good luck Zenzr! It's a miracle that I have a functioning PC because I'm retarded and thus can provide no help towards your cause.
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      • Jan 21, 2011
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        I just built my roommates new PC which cost him around $800.
        CPU: i5
        MOBO: Some ASRock thing
        Ram: 8GB
        GFX: R9 270 2GB
        PSU: 550 watt
        Case: some cheap thing
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        • Jul 8, 2012
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          That's kind of what I was thinking. AMD based system.

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        • Jul 8, 2012
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          I like to think I'm alright at it lol. I built mine and I've replace almost every part.

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        • Jul 8, 2012
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          Lol alienware.

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        • Mar 19, 2011
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          what kind of storage solution would he want? A 1-2 TB Hard drive or a 128 GB SSD? If he has a reusable Hard drive than the SSD could be a feasible option.

          **Edit**
          http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RXDqBm

          Some components I selected minus the storage options. I also did not include an aftermarket heatsink or dvd player, I was not sure if you wanted to include those in the build. However if you did include these items you would still be within budget. Also the ram can be found on Newegg for that price I just couldn't list the vendor.
          N B K, Jun 9, 2014 Last edited by N B K, Jun 9, 2014
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          Probably wouldn't need a ssd. At least not initially to keep cost/performance ratio down. Though I will suggest it to him as an option.
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          I edited your build a little (I hope you don't mind)

          Here's what I came up with.

          http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Zenzr/saved/48m323

          I may drop off the ssd to save money if I have to, but I like WD and Samsung for storage. I could go slightly cheaper though I suppose.
        • Jul 8, 2012
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        • Mar 19, 2011
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          I would definitely go with the storage options Josh suggested, they will save you a decent chunk without sacrificing performance. I have not received a definitive answer but after reviewing I think the Source 210 case may have trouble accommodating longer GPUs so you probably have to go with a different alternative for a case. Also the PSU Josh suggested looks to be pretty fantastic, a solid buy in my opinion.
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          I saw both of those things about 2 minutes ago lol. I may switch out the amd cpu for an i5 (I can get windows 7&8 cheap through school) so I think it'll be even better.
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          i7-4930K + vid card.

          Tell him to squint at it really hard. He'll see Crysis @ 5000000 fps.
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          That could work.

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        • Apr 26, 2014
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          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692 - Motherboard (160$)
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234 - CPU (180$)
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127789 - Video Card (229$)
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231587 - RAMM (87$)
          http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1735447 - PowerSupply + Case (129.98)

          I will let you decide on your harddrive but this build comes out to be around 785-800 roughly
          This was just a quick whip up in 5 minutes, also I would have to do a quick Power requirement for this build, I am basing 650W's as a safety net
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          I actually already built this. I'll post what I picked later. It's close.

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        • Jun 11, 2012
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          Werse thread evar, doesn't even cable manage
        • Jul 8, 2012
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          Sure I do.

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