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First build looking for a mod budget gaming rig

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September 5, 2013 7:56:25 PM

So as stated in the title I have never built a computer before and would love some help from experienced users such as most people on this site. Here is something you can copy and paste into your post.... then just plug in your own data:

Approximate Purchase Date: I'd say about the time of Black Friday for the deals

Budget Range:I guess from 700-900$

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming especially bf4

Parts Not Required:I have none except a crappy monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts I really have no preference :

Country United States california:

Parts Preferences none here as well since I know next to nothing about it:


SLI or Crossfire:I don't know either but w/e is the best price to performance

Monitor Resolution:anything that works good with the computer build

Additional Comments:I would like to thank anyone trying to help me I have no OS system at hand so please include that into the budget ( win7

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a b 4 Gaming
September 5, 2013 8:24:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($57.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.35 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $847.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 23:24 EDT-0400)
September 5, 2013 8:43:04 PM

Wow awesome, what a fast reply a question is since I don't really know much about builds would be, Is this system easyli upgradable and are upgrades such as over clocking or a sli/crossfire config later possible since I'm thinking of maybe upgrading my system depending on my needs as well will I need a seta drive and cd/DVD drive as well + maybe extra cooling things, sorry I am a "noob" at computer building so help would be awesome
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a b 4 Gaming
September 5, 2013 10:52:59 PM

Anything you "need" you will have to obviously buy on your own. The motherboard has 2 x16 PCIe slots so yes you can have two video cards. The build can't really overclock though. If you're looking to over clock then you want a "K" processor and a motherboard that supports overclocking. But with that you'll have to put more money into the build or get a cheaper video card.
a b 4 Gaming
September 6, 2013 9:42:44 AM

You can get cheaper lower clocked ram sticks dont k ow why you would need 1866s. You can get ripjaws for like 60. Also seagate barracuda 1tb go for 60 so that.