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August 6, 2013 2:14:52 AM

So I have been researching on how to build a PC and I have been picking some parts based on a newegg video tutorial I saw.

I want a gaming PC being capable of running games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis 3, Starcraft II, Minecraft, League of Legends, and upcoming titles like Battlefield 4, Elder Scrolls Online, perhaps if possible Titanfall and those types of games. I want the games from this Generation to run probably at high specs or medium specs, not less, I know that for Next-Gen games I'll have to upgrade somehow but at least not build another PC from 0.

This is a list of the parts I've picked based on that video, I don't know if I'm doing good picking these parts because I am no pro at building PCs so I wanted to ask your opinion about this build and if I'm picking something defective or incompatible.

Just as an add to the opinion I'm asking, I wanted to know if I can remove parts from the list and change them with something cheaper, just to make it less expensive.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.43 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.85 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.90 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($27.85 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)

Total: $1225.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 05:12 EDT-0400)

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August 6, 2013 2:22:40 AM

DinoSpect_ said:
So I have been researching on how to build a PC and I have been picking some parts based on a newegg video tutorial I saw.

I want a gaming PC being capable of running games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis 3, Starcraft II, Minecraft, League of Legends, and upcoming titles like Battlefield 4, Elder Scrolls Online, perhaps if possible Titanfall and those types of games. I want the games from this Generation to run probably at high specs or medium specs, not less, I know that for Next-Gen games I'll have to upgrade somehow but at least not build another PC from 0.

This is a list of the parts I've picked based on that video, I don't know if I'm doing good picking these parts because I am no pro at building PCs so I wanted to ask your opinion about this build and if I'm picking something defective or incompatible.

Just as an add to the opinion I'm asking, I wanted to know if I can remove parts from the list and change them with something cheaper, just to make it less expensive.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.43 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($120.85 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.90 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($27.85 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)

Total: $1225.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-06 05:12 EDT-0400)


Looks preety solid, the only thing i would change for a bit extra money is to get a gtx760 insted, it is a much better card for the money and you would be able to max out future games without a problem :) 
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