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Looking for build advice: Gaming computer below $2,300.

Looking to build a gaming computer from scratch. Budget is flexible but not to exceed $2300 including monitor, mouse, keyboard, WIN8, etc. I have 3 main questions:

1) Computer will be mostly used for MMORPGs and strategy games; however it might be used for FPS but ultrahigh quality there is not an absolute must. One monitor is to be used only. Am I better off keeping budget way lower and saving some cash, or should I push to the upper budget boundaries? I do not want to have to upgrade my pc in the next 1-2 years much.

2) What build would you recommend given the above mentioned?

3) I do not want to wait much - ideally I would order over the weekend. Am I fine just getting all the stuff from Amazon or should I try to pick from different vendors? Again, I do not want to wait for 2 weeks before all components arrive.

Thank you very much! Pretty excited to try and build my first-ever homemade computer - quite funny given I am 30+, haha.
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  1. Here's what I would do with that budget. You could scale some things back if you want, and I left the KB/Mouse choice up to you. Also, the monitor is really top-end, you could knowck $200 off if you were willing to settle for less.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22hcg
  2. Napoleon85 said:
    Here's what I would do with that budget. You could scale some things back if you want, and I left the KB/Mouse choice up to you. Also, the monitor is really top-end, you could knowck $200 off if you were willing to settle for less.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22hcg



    +1 to that build.

    Honestly with a 2300.00 budget you won't be turning down settings for a good while.
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    ethereal essence said:
    Napoleon85 said:
    Here's what I would do with that budget. You could scale some things back if you want, and I left the KB/Mouse choice up to you. Also, the monitor is really top-end, you could knowck $200 off if you were willing to settle for less.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22hcg



    +1 to that build.

    Honestly with a 2300.00 budget you won't be turning down settings for a good while.

    +1, a $2300 build would last at least 4+ years!
  4. Guys,

    I will go with a cheaper monitor for now. However, couple questions:

    1. What case should I get?
    2. The suggested build has no cooling - shouldn't it have one? Is the CPU suitable for overclocking?

    Thanks!
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