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2013 December – Anaheim – Cheap’ DIY Desktop Combos.

(shopping sources: Tigerdirect.com, Newegg.com)
***I also recommend cross-shopping ebay, amazon and the sales of these sites.***

•Made for December & will compare to New Year’s week
•Note: Intel’s 4th generation CPUs combinations have reached competing prices.
These Boards have USB 3.0 & SATA III typically.
•AM3+ CPUs are thin in stock – removed
Tips & Information (link)
Components (link)
DIY Videos (link)

$526.40 13.00 Intel Quad-core 69W CPU w/ USB 3.0 (link)
$508.40 8.00 Intel Quad-core 69W CPU w/ USB 2.0 (link)
$466.40 18.00 Intel Dual-core 55W CPU (Hyperthreaded) w/ USB 3.0 (link)
$448.40 13.00 Intel Dual-core 55W CPU (Hyperthreaded) w/ USB 2.0 (link)
$240.88 2.38 Intel Dual-core 55W CPU – Non-Gaming w/ USB 3.0 (link)
$222.88 -2.62 Intel Dual-core 55W CPU – Non-Gaming w/ USB 2.0 (link)
$426.40 16.00 AMD Quad-core 65W CPU w/ USB 3.0 (link)
$416.40 6.00 AMD Quad-core 65W CPU w/ USB 2.0 and gigabit (link)
$240.88 0.38 AMD Dual-core 65W CPU – Non-Gaming w/ USB 3.0 (link)
$230.88 0.38 AMD Dual-core 65W CPU – Non-Gaming w/ USB 2.0 and gigabit (link)
$295.88 15.38 AMD Quad-core 100W CPU w/ GPU & USB 3.0 (link)
$285.88 5.38 AMD Quad-core 100W CPU w/ GPU & USB 2.0 (link)
$255.88 0.38 AMD Dual-core 65W CPU w/ GPU & USB 3.0 (link)
$245.88 -9.62 AMD Dual-core 65W CPU w/ GPU & USB 2.0 (link)
$526.40 Intel 1150 Quad-core 84W CPU (link)
$461.40 Intel 1150 Dual-core 54W CPU Hyper-Threaded (link)
$242.31 Non-Gaming Intel 1150 Dual-core 55W CPU(link)





$526.40

    Intel Quad-core w/ USB 3.0
$179.99 0.00 Intel Quad-Core 3.1GHz 69W – 6199 cps Link
$54.99 2.00 USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 1x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$508.40

    Intel Quad-core w/ USB 2.0
$179.99 0.00 Intel Quad-Core 3.1GHz 69W – 6199 cps Link
$36.99 -3.00 USB 2.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 4x Sata 3Gb/s link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$466.40

    Intel Dual-core w/ USB 3.0
$119.99 5.00 Intel Dual-Core 3.3GHz 55W – 4261 cps – Hyperthreaded CPU Link
$54.99 2.00 USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 1x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$448.40

    Intel Dual-core w/ USB 2.0
$119.99 5.00 Intel Dual-Core 3.3GHz 55W – 4261 cps – Hyperthreaded CPU Link
$36.99 -3.00 USB 2.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 4x Sata 3Gb/s Link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$240.88

    Intel Dual-core – Non-Gaming w/ USB 3.0
$49.99 Non-Gaming – Intel Dual-Core 2.6GHz 55W – 2554 cps Link
$54.99 2.00 USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 1x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$222.88

    Intel Dual-core – Non-Gaming w/ USB 2.0
$49.99 Non-Gaming – Intel Dual-Core 2.6GHz 55W – 2554 cps Link
$36.99 -3.00 USB 2.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 4x Sata 3Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$426.40

    AMD Quad-core w/ USB 3.0
$74.99 -5.00 AMD Quad-Core 3.2 GHz 65W – 3981 cps Link
$59.99 10.00 FM2 USB 3.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit, 6x Sata 6Gb/s link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$416.40

    AMD Quad-core w/ USB 2.0
$74.99 -5.00 AMD Quad-Core 3.2 GHz 65W – 3981 cps Link
$49.99 FM2 USB 2.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit link</a
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$240.88

    AMD Dual-core – Non-Gaming w/ USB 3.0
$44.99 Non-Gaming – AMD Dual-Core 3.2 GHz 65W – 1650 cps Link
$59.99 FM2 USB 3.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit, 6x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$230.88

    AMD Dual-core – Non-Gaming w/ USB 2.0
$44.99 0.00 Non-Gaming – AMD Dual-Core 3.2 GHz 65W – 1650 cps Link
$49.99 0.00 FM2 USB 2.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit link</a
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$295.88

    AMD FM2 Quad-core w/USB 3.0
$99.99 5.00 AMD Quad-core 3.6 GHz 100W w/ GPU – 4348 cps – video 662 Link
$59.99 10.00 FM2 USB 3.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit, 6x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$285.88

    AMD FM2 Quad-core w/USB 2.0
$99.99 5.00 AMD Quad-core 3.6 GHz 100W w/ GPU – 4348 cps – video 662 Link
$49.99 0.00 FM2 USB 2.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit link</a
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$255.88

    AMD FM2 Dual-core w/USB 3.0
$59.99 -10.00 AMD Dual-core 3.6 GHz 65W w/ GPU – 2174cps – video 520 Link
$59.99 10.00 FM2 USB 3.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit, 6x Sata 6Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$245.88

    AMD FM2 Dual-core w/USB 2.0
$59.99 -10.00 AMD Dual-core 3.6 GHz 65W w/ GPU – 2174cps – video 520 Link
$49.99 0.00 FM2 USB 2.0, PCI x16 2.0 slot, gigabit link</a
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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$526.40

    Intel 1150 Quad-core
$184.99 0.00 Intel Quad-Core 3.0GHz 84W – 4041 cps Link
$49.99 0.00 Intel 1150- USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 2x SATA 6Gb/s Link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$461.40

    Intel 1150 Dual-core Hyper-Threaded
$119.99 0.00 Intel Dual-Core 3.4GHz 54W – Hyperthreaded CPU – 4907cps Link
$49.99 0.00 Intel 1150- USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 2x SATA 6Gb/s Link
$49.99 0.00 Desktop Case with 450W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$59.99 10.00 DDR3 1600 SDRAM (2 x 4GB) Link
Video Tip (link)
$109.90 0.00 GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 – PCI x16 3.0 – 1813 G3d Link

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$242.31

    Non-Gaming Intel 1150 Dual-core
$56.42 0.00 Non-Gaming – Intel Dual Core 2.8GHz 55W – 2919cps Link
$49.99 0.00 Intel 1150- USB 3.0, PCI x16 3.0 slot, gigabit, 2x SATA 6Gb/s Link
$38.37 -1.62 Non-Gaming Desktop Case with 300W PSU Link
$4.56 0.00 2-80mm Rear Case fan Link
$51.99 2.00 250GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ HDD Link
$14.99 -1.00 CD/DVD Burner SATA Link
$25.99 1.00 Non-gaming DDR3 1333 SDRAM (2 x 1GB) Link

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    Components (not included in total prices)
$99.99 22″ Widescreen Monitor Link
$74.99 18.5″ Widescreen Monitor Link
$15.99 Gaming Mouse Link
$39.99 Gaming Mouse Link Recommended
$8.99 Non- Gaming Mouse Link
$14.99 Gaming Keyboard Link
$34.99 Gaming Keyboard Link *** Recommended
$14.99 Keyboard / Mouse Link
$18.99 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo Link
$89.99 Windows 7 Home Prem. SP1 – 32 bit Link
$89.99 Windows 7 Home Prem. SP1 – 64 bit Link ****Recommended for Gaming
$64.99 Windows 7 Home Prem. SP1 – 32 bit – Download Link
$64.99 Windows 7 Home Prem. SP1 – 64 bit – Download Link ****Recommended for Gaming

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    Tips and Information

[Automatically do not include products that have many poor reviews]
[some baseline requirements : Video better or same as 450gts]
[Allows for most 1 year old games to run at full settings easily
And Will run new games with slightly lower settings]

•Added Prices on Detailed breakdowns
•Personal findings. Readyboost usb drives dramatically speed up boot time & PC responsiveness, even with Huge RAM blocks.
Finding a decent USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 Flash drive requires research of reviews. As the USB 3.0 drives rarely perform as fast or faster than USB 2.0 drives.
•Windows 8 benchmarks from professionals show slight decrease of fps across many games, however I found a 15 fps increase on my machine in many games.
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    Video Tip

*Intel does not make any Dual-core CPU’s that support PCI express 3.0.*
Recommendation: Use a PCI express 3.0 video card in a 2.0 or 3.0 slot,
and deal with the performance loss due to the CPU limitation.

The PCI express 3.0 video cards run for the same price or less than the PCI express 2.0
cards that do less even with the limitation.33

“PCI x16 3.0 card maybe used in a pci x16 2.0 slot or with non-pci3.0 compliant cpu with reduced capabilites.”

(Personal Recommendation to surpass the dual core and PCI 3.0 limitiation – get Unlocked and O.C. the Videocard)

$125.99 GTX 650 Superclocked – 1GB GDDR5 – PCIx16 3.0 – 1813 G3d – Link

For AMD Motherboards (PCIx16 2.0 cards)
[This video card maybe used in a pci x16 3.0 slot with no increased capabilites]
[Recommendation: Use a pci x16 3.0 card in a pci x16 slot]

$89.99 GTS 450 – 1GB GDDR5 – PCIx16 2.0 – 1520 G3d Link
$134.32 GTX 550 Ti – 1GB GDDR5 – PCIx16 2.0 – 1912 G3d Link

-109.90 is used in Total prices per recommendation to use PCIx16 3.0 card instead of a 2.0.
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    *Choosing between AMD and Intel

Typically AMD cpus require more full load power than Intel.
Computers that will be running @100% cpu load, choosing Intel may save on power cost.

The AMD motherboards that support PCI 3.0 video cards are currently pricey.
PCI 3.0 video cards also use less power than a PCI 2.0, while doing more.

When purchasing a integrated video gpu on a CPU the AMD versions perform much more
at the expess of electrical power. It is possible to play some games like Skyrim with low fps on
integrated AMD gpus while intel integrated gpus won’t allow playable fps.

If browsing the web with high speed scrolling, online video content, flash, and multiple tabs is required
a Non-gaming pc with an AMD integrated GPU will likely perform better than its intel counterpart.

Cross Referencing CPUs onhttp://www.cpubenchmark.net/ is also a good idea.
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    DIY Videos:

|Newegg 4 part videos (25 min Total Length)|

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