$700 Budget Gaming PC Build

jusfries7

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Hello,

I know this question is asked all the time, but I would like an answer more specific to my needs and with less guessing on my part. This is my first time building my own PC and I would like to do so for around $700.

I will be using this rig for HD Movies, HD TV, Music, Gaming, and the usual. No overclocking. At least 2 HDMI ports. USB 3.0 would be nice but not necessary. It needs to be as quiet as possible (I have an HP laptop that is loud and pisses me off). I plan to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

Any advice would be extremely helpful.

Thanks.
 

TokyoGenesis

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This is an 800 dollar build (due to the purchase of a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers). But this would be an almost flawless 700-800 dollar total build.
Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094
Power Supply:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047
Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130571
CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266
Graphics Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130568
CD/DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Monitor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050
Keyboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107120
Mouse:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105185
Speakers:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121013
 

toneekay

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Here's a neat little build in your $700 budget that'll give you great performance from watching movies to online gaming!


Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 ($190)

Motherboard: Biostar TZ68A+ ($100)

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB DDR3 1600 ($34)

Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 ($155)

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520W ($58)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ($29)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA 6.0gb/s ($68.48 combo with DVD burner)

DVD Burner: LG DVD Burner 24X ($20, but $0 with combo)


--- Total for the above is a few cents under $635; that'll leave you with a $65 budget to pick your own case (because people are really picky about their cases).
 
CM 690 II advanced, practicality of a expensive gaming case all in an affordable unit, saw it for 79.99 at NEWEGG, when you see the practicality of that case, it will make you wet.
 

jusfries7

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Thanks everyone. I probably should have mentioned that I already have an LCD LED monitor and TV, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Here is what I'm thinking based off your suggestions:

Case: CM 690 II advanced

Processor: Intel Core i5

Motherboard: MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX
Graphics Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD Burner: DVD Burner LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

This all comes to $732.92. Is all of this compatible? Are there any other suggestions as far as hardware?

Thanks again!