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March 22, 2013 9:08:37 AM

how will this setup run WoW skyrim and starcraft2 my first build just lookin to get starting in PC gaming plan to upgrade later

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LqFz) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LqFz/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LqFz/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i33220) | $119.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b75mdgs) | $58.97 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d4...) | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $56.98 @ Outlet PC
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr777...) | $107.98 @ Newegg
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-wireless-network-card...) | $21.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [DIYPC DIY-5823 B/S (Black/Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/diypc-case-diy5823bs) | $25.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg400) | $44.97 @ Amazon
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $15.98 @ Outlet PC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $89.98 @ Outlet PC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $577.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-22 12:07 EDT-0400 |
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March 22, 2013 9:17:20 AM

Looks good to me enjoy!
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March 22, 2013 9:56:37 AM

I'd consider removing the optical drive unless you know you'll have a need for it, and bumping up to the i3-3225 CPU for the Intel HD 4000 integrated video. I know you're using a discreet card now, but if there's a possibility you'll re-use the i3 in another system (HTPC, or whatever) that doesn't require discreet graphics, the 3225's integrated video will be quite a bit more capable than the 3220 would be.

If you're sure you're not going to be reusing the chip for some reason in the future, disregard this.
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March 22, 2013 10:13:26 AM

I must second going with at least a 7850 the jump from 7770-7850 is ridiculous. Hopefully the 7790 will be priced a little lower then its msrp I think it would be a great card @ $130~
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March 22, 2013 10:20:27 AM

like i said my max budget is 600 with keyboard wirless adapter and OS so idk if i can upgrade anytihng with that budget
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March 22, 2013 10:25:22 AM

Well, the upgrade I suggested will really have no impact (-$16 for losing optical, +~15 for upgrading CPU.) WoW will play fine on the HD 4000, so you could just buy everything but the discreet video card, play WoW for a while, then get the discreet card when you have a bit more to spend on it. If you're not worried much about future-proofing, however, the 7770 will do fine for the games you listed and quite a bit more besides.
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March 22, 2013 10:27:23 AM

thermopyle said:
Well, the upgrade I suggested will really have no impact (-$16 for losing optical, +~15 for upgrading CPU.) WoW will play fine on the HD 4000, so you could just buy everything but the discreet video card, play WoW for a while, then get the discreet card when you have a bit more to spend on it. If you're not worried much about future-proofing, however, the 7770 will do fine for the games you listed and quite a bit more besides.


im new to all this could u tell me what the optical drive does? and i plan to upgrade the whole thing in the future i just wanna get started in pc gaming for now i plan to upgrade the cpu and gpu and ram later
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March 22, 2013 10:35:59 AM

The optical drive does absolutely nothing but allow you to read or make CDs/DVDs. If you have programs that you can't download or install via a USB stick, CD is the standard method. WoW should be completely downloadable, SkyRim as well depending on how you get it (I'd suggest Steam when it's on sale as by far the most cost-effective approach), and StarCraft2 can definitely be downloaded.

I do most of my gaming through Steam, but also buy games to download through Amazon, etc.. It's literally been years since I've installed a game with a CD/DVD. I don't have a optical drive in my computer at all for this reason.
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March 22, 2013 10:40:23 AM

thermopyle said:
The optical drive does absolutely nothing but allow you to read or make CDs/DVDs. If you have programs that you can't download or install via a USB stick, CD is the standard method. WoW should be completely downloadable, SkyRim as well depending on how you get it (I'd suggest Steam when it's on sale as by far the most cost-effective approach), and StarCraft2 can definitely be downloaded.

I do most of my gaming through Steam, but also buy games to download through Amazon, etc.. It's literally been years since I've installed a game with a CD/DVD. I don't have a optical drive in my computer at all for this reason.


my issue is intalling the OS
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March 22, 2013 10:46:04 AM

You can install via USB. You'd need access to a computer to put the disc on a USB stick, but you clearly have access to a system now so I don't think that'd be a problem. It's very easy to load Win7 on a USB stick. Here are some instructions so you can see what's involved: http://arstechnica.com/business/2009/12/the-usb-flash-d...
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