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Old February 18, 2013, 08:28 PM
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My Budget for this build was $850, and just marked shy of that. Tell me if there is any improvements I could make and still not go over budget. it will be used for moderate gaming.

Tower: NZXT Phantom 410 CA $99.99
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner $17.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB $59.99
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
Video Card: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $219.99
Power Source: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE $59.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $53.99
Video Card: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor $99.99
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM $139.99

Grand Total with Shipping: $834.89
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:19 AM
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Intel Core i5-3570K, XFX Radeon HD 7870, Zalman Z9 Plus - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada An option?

Cheap tower, will do the job.
$120GB SSD, feel free to swap for a HDD
3570k + z77 board
XFX 550W Bronze (seasonic based unit)
Win 7 home (really any need for pro?)

Use price-match on NCIX / Memory express to get these prices and shipping from 1 place.
If you really need the budget cut back, drop in a cheaper 500GB Hdd to save $50 and you can drop down to a 7850 too to save a bit..
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Old February 19, 2013, 04:25 AM
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That build will work, but with that budget I think you have put too much into the case and pro version of windows. I would save some money on those and invest it is a bit better motherboard (socket 1155) and the best CPU you can with the remaining budget (i3 3220/ i5 3470 or 3570k).
Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3770@4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, 4x4gb ram, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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