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General purpose computer build

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#1 bee24


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:56 PM

I want to build a general purpose computer for around $700-750. I might play games also

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:27 PM

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115220
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139018
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102869

Total price: $699

Does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:31 AM

Killerx's build does not include the operating system, so increase the price by $100. Even some AMD builds will most likely go past your $750 budget, but not by much. Here's an idea.

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - You need a basic case. This, or Killer's case, will work. Note, that if you are planning on playing games using high-performance graphics cards, a Full-ATX case is suggested as they are deeper and have more fans. $59

Motherboard: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 - This is a basic motherboard using the AMD 800 series chipset. This chipset allows USB 3.0 and SATA 6 to be used, neither are essential yet so don't worry too much about those. This motherboard takes AM3 CPU's, uses DDR3-1333 RAM, and allows for Crossfire. $99 (Before $15 mail-in rebate)

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz - This is simple Athlon II quad core CPU, the i5 will most likely outperform this, but at a higher price. Unless you are going to be playing games that heavily rely on the CPU, you will not notice a difference in using this or an i5. If you think you are going to be doing more gaming, the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz would give you a slight performance increase with the increased speed and L3 cache. If you are going to be encoding movies, the AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz would be a good, though much more expensive, choice given the increased cores. $99

Graphics Card: HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB - This is a good all around mid-level graphics card. You may not need this much power, unless you play games, in which case, the HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 would be a better lower performing, more cost effective, alternative. $184

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W - The Corsair Builder series of power supplies are really hit or miss, some models are good, others, not so much. Corsair is still a great brand, though. $79

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - Corsair also makes good RAM too, along with Patriot, A.Data, G Skill, Crucial, Mushkin, and Kingston. This is a single stick of DDR3-1333 RAM, if you are going to be doing anything RAM intensive, like video encoding or editing, you may want to buy two sticks. $51

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB - Should be plenty of space. $59

Optical Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 - A basic drive. $23

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. $99

Grand Total: $760 (Does not include taxes, rebates, or shipping)



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