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Need help building a Gaming PC for MMOs, MOBAs and RTSs. (Newbie)

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July 8, 2013 12:58:54 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm expecting to purchase the parts in the few coming weeks to a month at latest.

Budget Range: $500-700 (USD) Before Shipping/Rebates, $800-900 (USD) After Shipping/Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, School, Multimedia)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

I will be needing some suggestions for an affordable build at my budget range.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Location: Guam, USA (U.S. Territory)

Parts Preferences: I would prefer building an AMD build, but if it's possible at my budget range for an Intel build, then I would take it too

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If it's possible, I want a gaming-rig first that can max out League of Legends, Diablo III, and Guild Wars 2 with max settings at 1920x1080 resolution while having reasonable FPS. I could go a little over the budget if there's a big difference in the performance that would be noticeable.

This is my first time building a PC so I decided that I wouldn't go overboard with spending that much money for my first time.

Also, I've heard that an SSD is worth considering for a better all-around experience with the computer, and at my price range, would it be worth adding it even if it means going $100 over?

AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Video Card:
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card
Corsair Vengeance Blue 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB
Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01
Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor

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July 24, 2013 11:43:29 AM

If you're looking to play at max settings in full 1080p it's a tall order. You could possibly do with a better card so i found a 7790 with the same amount of VRAM unfortunately but should give you a performance boost none-the-less for 10 dollars, found here

To be honest, an SSD is good but usually only for serious gamers with a serious budget. You struggle to get a big enough SSD that is under 300 dollars. You get a write speed and read speed increase and they're more reliable but if you're on a low budget just not worth the extension.
January 7, 2014 6:15:34 PM

Okay cool. I might go ahead and add one to my build. Thanks man!