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June 17, 2013 4:07:09 PM

Was looking for some help in building my first PC. Not really sure where to start other than my budget is $900 and I would like to have dual monitor capabilities from the video card but only need one monitor as of now. I have the other basic peripherals including keyboard/mouse/speakers/OS. Want to use it to play WoW, CS:GO, Skyrim, SC2 at max if possible. Will also be using for coding and basic photoshop use. Thanks for any and all advice.

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June 17, 2013 4:12:33 PM

do you also need an os ?


this build is without an OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $899.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 19:20 EDT-0400)


if you want 2ms instead of 5ms, and a slightly bigger screen and also want to sacrifice the advantages of an ips monitor get this monitor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs238hp
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June 17, 2013 4:20:10 PM

Updated with fixed info, sorry about that.
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June 17, 2013 4:22:54 PM

Here you go:

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: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ 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: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $935.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 19:22 EDT-0400)
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June 17, 2013 4:23:51 PM

i could help you if you want.
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June 17, 2013 4:55:38 PM

Would a CPU cooler be necessary for what is posted by Marco?
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June 17, 2013 4:58:25 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
do you also need an os ?


this build is without an OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $899.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 19:20 EDT-0400)


if you want 2ms instead of 5ms, and a slightly bigger screen and also want to sacrifice the advantages of an ips monitor get this monitor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs238hp


Dual monitors on a $900 build? Why? Just start with one, and put more money into the tower itself. You can always add more monitors as needed.
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June 17, 2013 5:08:10 PM

Got spoiled at work with 2, wasn't aware that there would be such a difference between specs with the extra ~150 from the second monitor. I'll change the original post and look for other options then.
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June 17, 2013 5:52:29 PM

az0d said:
Got spoiled at work with 2, wasn't aware that there would be such a difference between specs with the extra ~150 from the second monitor. I'll change the original post and look for other options then.


I'm not knocking the idea, I'm saying you should spend more on the hardware, then you can add monitors as you need them.
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