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First time build. Would like comments

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June 2, 2013 1:46:32 PM

Hey guys. I was on the market for a computer, and the more I looked into it, the more I figured I was better off just making my own. It doesn't need to break into any government databases or anything, just decent FPS on average demanding games (LoL, CoD, WoW, etc.) @1920x1200res.

I'd like to buy from newegg or amazon and my budget for the tower alone is around $800. I can go over, but i'm trying to be responsible and sh1t with my money. I'll be buying all the parts within the month and can start buying parts now if any deals are happening at the moment.

Location- central illinois

I also need recommendations on a monitor that will adequately suit my needs without taking me to the poor house.

I have no desire to overclock, as I only need it to smoothly run the games I play.

What I have in mind- http://

Processor- i5 3350P $180

Video Card- EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB $190

Motherboard- ASrock Z75 Pro3 $85

Ram- Corsair XMS3 2x4gig DDR3 $66

Storage- Western digital caviar blue 1TB $59

Power- Rosewill Hive 650W- $70

Case- Cooler master storm scout - $80

total- $730(not including rebates/discounts and OS price)

With these parts, what is the "bottleneck" in this machines' performance? (for future upgrading purposes.)

Also, if any of these parts can be upgraded or side-graded for cheaper, I would love to hear suggestions. Thanks in advance

Don't bump posts. - G

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June 5, 2013 4:52:14 PM

That build is decent, but when new hardware is released you should get the newest you can possibly get.

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $799.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-05 19:52 EDT-0400)

- Brand new Haswell CPU
- Radeon 7870 XT
- Seasonic PSU
- Better RAM
- Better GPU
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