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PC for possibly under 700 dollars????

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July 11, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Well I'm looking to make my first build, but I also would like you guys to help input updates, changes, improves, and overall finishing it.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($204.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $605.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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should pick i5 on microcenter

I need help with optical drives and any pieces I missed. Also can someone help me find a link with a windows 7 ultimate(college edition). I have been searching and all I see is 8 pro.

Lastly, will this system be ok at running future games and will it do pretty well? Thanks!

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July 11, 2013 10:25:07 PM

Yes the GTX 660 will run BF4 I'd assume on high or medium. I would consider upgrading the power supply to a CX600 Corsair and it is 64 $ on Amazon. Everything else looks fine.
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July 11, 2013 10:25:46 PM

GTX 660 runs BF3 on ultra preset with 55+FPS
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July 12, 2013 5:52:10 AM

Am I missing anything other than optical drives?
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July 12, 2013 11:24:03 AM

monitor, keyboard, mouse, optical drive is all you need now
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July 12, 2013 12:36:14 PM

Can you point me towards a optical drive that will fit
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