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$900 gaming PC build

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Under 900 before Rebates/Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,Surfing, Skype, and Movies

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: Everything since its a new build

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg Or Amazon ,but any other site will do assuming the parts come from the same place

Location: New York City, United States

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter to me

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768

Additional Comments:
-Sims 3 w/ Expansions&Stuff Packs on High ,but other modern games like bo2 can be medium
-Don't really care about the "bling" or the quietness

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Bout time I put my old gal to rest ,since she can't keep up with games of today without lag.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($263.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $907.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:05 EDT-0400)

    will run BO 2 on high/ultra for 720p along with upcoming games
  2. Best answer
    This 190$ gpu would be plenty for your needs and resolution !
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd7870dc22gd5v2
    You can play Almost Every game high-> max. Settings smoothly !


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $864.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:18 EDT-0400)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $914.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:36 EDT-0400)
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $904.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:41 EDT-0400)
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