Another PC Build (AGAIN!)

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by Thanatos Telos, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Thanatos Telos
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    Well, my PC at my Dad's place is due for an upgrade (AM2+)

    Approximate Purchase Date: Near Christmas, but I need a part list now to monitor prices. (Requirement of his)
    Budget Range: 400-500, but making him stretch to 650$ is VERY likely.
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming on high 1080p
    Are you buying a monitor: Nope.
    Parts to Upgrade:Everything but the HDDs and ODDs.
    Do you need to buy OS: Nope.
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter, Newegg, and any third one. (Can only order from three places, and I live near Microcenter)
    Location: Houston, Texas, USA. (His home is far away from my Mom's.)

    Parts Preferences: An i5 would be fine. No video editing on my vacations, so getting an 8350 at his place would be a waste. (Haswell, if possible)
    Overclocking: Nope. Get me a locked processor/mobo.
    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

    Additional Comments: A 750w+ PSU that is under 90$.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My PC there is a Phenom II 840 (Rebranded Athlon II) on an AM2+ board with DDR2 RAM and an HD 6570.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Which parts you already have that can be reused?
     
  3. Thanatos Telos
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    HDDs and ODD (Dvd drive)
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Is there any deal on Microcenter lately?
     
  5. Thanatos Telos
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    This would be it for Intel.
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You know for budget gaming i3 or FX-6xxx can hold its stance very well.

    But since you are not overclocking, pretty much any motherboard, excluding Intel branded motherboard, well work fine. You could definitely go with that MSI Z87-G41 motherboard.
     
  7. Thanatos Telos
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    My dad's rule for PCs: 2nd highest model.
    For instance, I got an 8320 in my editing rig instead of an 8350. Since he's the financer, his rules. But the i5 looks pretty good. How would this be?
     
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    Not bad. GPU is very strong, 7870 XT is essentially a downclocked 7950. 7850 is sufficient for 1080p, so 7870 XT will most certainly get the job done.
     
  9. ILuvGames

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    NM. Was gonna suggest the Corsair CX750M with the rebate fron Newegg but didn't see that you had already chosen it in your partpicker link.