I'm looking to buid my first pc and am looking for part suggestions. I'd like to run games at decently high settings, no need for max settings. For example the first game I will be playing on this would be FarCry 3. I'd like to have 8gb of RAM and a decent i5. Also I do not want a large case, but this is not a deal breaker. Will need a monitor as well. Don't need keyboard or mouse.
Approximate purchase date: within 1-2 weeks
Budget: $800 after shipping, rebates, etc
Need an OS?: No
Location: zip code 61820
Let me know if there is any other info you need from me. Thanks!
If you're not overclocking, you do not need an aftermarket CPU Cooler. And you said no. The build that I gave you isn't capable of overclocking. The stock one will be fine. But if you find the stock one a tad loud, you can go for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's about $30 (give or take a few dollars) so it's pretty cheap and it is perhaps the best in its price range. Highly recommended for OC builds where and aftermarket CPU cooler is most needed.