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October 18, 2013 6:17:18 PM

So this is my first time building a Gaming Desktop and i honestly can say i know NOTHING.
what i DO know is i want a desktop, that i can game (at least planetside 2 on medium), 2 screens, hdmi available, and to be able to use Adobe programs (like photoshop and premiere)

My Budget is around $800

These things are what i have currently decided on.

Graphics- (Asus) GeForce GTX 670 about 2 gb? (not sure)
Ram - not sure what part to buy, but i want around 6gb
memory- 1TB again, which one should i buy that is trusted?
Cooling- Fan, since i don't trust liquid cooling.
OS- Windows 7 (where do i get this?)

and from there, i'm lost~
For the parts missing, what should i get?

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October 18, 2013 6:58:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($65.94 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $805.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 21:55 EDT-0400)

Ok, this is $5 over your budget, so I hope that's OK. The site I used to come up with the list is a great tool to put together a PC build. It lists all available parts and will find and list retailers with the lowest price.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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October 18, 2013 7:41:11 PM

Well, uhm.. the Case doesn't have panel ports for the USB 3.0
but thats no biggy, i can find a different case that goes with the motherboard.

Would there be a possibility to insead of using AMD, to use Intel instead? and preferably i5

And is it HDMI available? i don't know where to look for this.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2013 8:02:26 PM

Intel CPUs are more expensive than AMD. Decent i5 chips will run you about $40-80 more than the 8320. But if you want to go Intel, then some choices are:

i5-4440: $185
i5-3750k: $210

You would also need to get different mobos for these chips: LGA 1155 for 3750k and LGA 1150 for 4440.

GTX 760 (and more or less all GPUs) supports HDMI output. You can look up specifications for video cards on Nvidia/AMD websites or on retailer websites like Newegg.

EDIT:

Case with front USB 3.0 ports
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October 18, 2013 8:26:44 PM

Ok Thank you~

whats the difference between a 3750 and a 3570?
as their price ranges are pretty much the same
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2013 8:29:17 PM

jotaro123 said:
Ok Thank you~

whats the difference between a 3750 and a 3570?
as their price ranges are pretty much the same


Yeah, that was a mistake on my part. I meant i5-3570k.
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October 18, 2013 8:40:53 PM

So i see a lot of motherboards, how do i know which one is good?

bc i sure some super cheap ones are going to be just a waste of my time
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October 18, 2013 8:40:55 PM

So i see a lot of motherboards, how do i know which one is good?

bc i sure some super cheap ones are going to be just a waste of my time
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October 18, 2013 8:42:49 PM

im going to be using the i5-3570k
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October 18, 2013 8:52:57 PM

your best bet is to go watch some youtube videos on how to build the pc first. Research parts within your budget, and keep all your parts on the same playing field so you don't see any bottlenecks within your system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best Bang for your buck. Had it, owned it, loved it, until something new came out! :) 

Plus they're kind of having a killer deal on this board if you purchase it now...

Free 4GB G.SKILL DDR3 1866 w/ purchase, limited offer
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October 19, 2013 12:32:51 PM

ok now i think about it, honestly, what is better?

i5-3570k
or the
FX-8320?

because all i see of major difference is the single threading process)
(what would be an example of single threading?)

ill probably be playing games, while having about 10-15 tabs on firefox open. and skype...

which would be best and why :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2013 12:48:52 PM

For games i5-3570k will be better. It has better single-threaded performance, and most games out there will not leverage more than four cores, which means the primary advantage the 8320 has (it has eight logical cores) is wasted.
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October 19, 2013 10:03:45 PM

What type of tower should i look for?
Would overheating become an issue with fans? (i dont care about noise)

and on top of that, what material should i look for?
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October 19, 2013 10:10:09 PM

also would u prefer a

Gigabyte GA-H61M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

or a

ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

And what is crossfire, SLI, and onboard video? do i need them?
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October 21, 2013 11:18:30 PM

Thank you VERY much. Everything is set now. I'm just making the little changes and i'm off to ordering.
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