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May 7, 2013 8:13:40 PM

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

Usage: gaming

Need an OS?: No

Overclock?: No

Location: zip code 61820

Let me know if there is any other info you need from me. Thanks!

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May 7, 2013 8:28:07 PM

Where do you live?
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May 7, 2013 8:39:12 PM

ksham said:
Where do you live?

updated with zip code

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May 7, 2013 8:51:59 PM

Could've just said USA. Just needed to know the country so we can get you items with appropriate pricing and vendors. I don't know about shipping. It's not accounted for.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 7, 2013 8:56:43 PM

ksham said:
Could've just said USA. Just needed to know the country so we can get you items with appropriate pricing and vendors. I don't know about shipping. It's not accounted for.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thanks for the build, if i wanted to save some money with a less powerful video card what would you suggest?
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May 7, 2013 9:07:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.56 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $761.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

GTX 660 Ti is about on par with the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has an extra GB of VRAM so multi-monitor support is a bit better.
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May 7, 2013 9:14:09 PM

great thanks! This is perfect.
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May 7, 2013 9:16:58 PM

You're welcome! Would that be all or do you have further questions? :) 
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May 7, 2013 9:20:50 PM

Actually yes, should I also look into a CPU cooler?
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May 7, 2013 9:24:31 PM

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.
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May 7, 2013 9:29:23 PM

Alright cool, thanks for your help.
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May 7, 2013 9:30:16 PM

You're welcome. Best of luck with your build. :)  Feel free to mark this as solved.
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