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1st time trying to build a gaming pc,suggestions on build.

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April 3, 2013 11:31:35 PM

Hello, I am attempting to build a gaming pc for myself for the first time, however I'm unsure about which components to pick, tried on the pcpartpicker site but I feel like i'm just picking stuff at random without knowing really what to choose.
Purchase date - 1-2 months
budget - 600-800 dollars
system usage - gaming mostly. playing sc2 hots and also would like to play bioshock infinite however can't run it on current computer.
Monitor - yes I will be needing to buy a new monitor.

any help is appreciated, thanks.
April 4, 2013 12:00:06 AM

I'm going to assume you are not interested in overclocking and you need Windows 7. If you are near a microcenter, I could do this cheaper.
I'm new to this stuff too, but here's what I came up with. Hope it gives you some ideas.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/OlCz

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $707.72

Left you a little money for a monitor. I can't help you much there. Looks for sales and be prepared to possibly settle for 900p resolution - it's not that bad.
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April 4, 2013 12:05:00 AM

ddog510 said:
I'm going to assume you are not interested in overclocking and you need Windows 7. If you are near a microcenter, I could do this cheaper.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/OlCz

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($52.82 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $707.72

Left you a little money for a monitor. I can't help you much there. Looks for sales and be prepared to possibly settle for 900p resolution - it's not that bad.


oh, yeah no overclocking and would need windows 7. not sure what a microcenter is, thanks for the response ill look at what you posted.
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April 4, 2013 12:06:34 AM

It's a store that sells pc parts, but you can only buy the parts in-store. See if there's one near you...
microcenter.com
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