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$700-$800 gaming PC build need recomendations

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November 23, 2013 12:15:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or Tomorrow

Budget Range: $800 maximum

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Starcraft 2 HOTS, Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, Steam games, BF4), web surfing

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon is preferred due to being a Prime Member, but I also will order things from Newegg.

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Asus, MSI (Higher end brands as well) Best quality for best price is what I'm looking for. AMD or Intel for CPU. I have an AMD on my list of parts.

Overclocking: Won't be messing with this too much.

SLI or Crossfire: May want to crossfire in future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080 - I have an ASUS VS247H-P

Additional Comments: Horrible at decision making and hitting the order button. I have most of my parts picked, but don't know if it will be all compatible or if all a good idea together. If any parts should be picked otherwise, PLEASE, let me know. I would like to order this as soon as possible.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27bBT
^This is what I have picked so far. I still need an optical drive and OS, but I will be running a 64-bit Windows OS. (Don't include the OS in price)

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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:32:33 PM

Here's what I would do.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27cdB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27cdB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27cdB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($147.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $788.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 15:29 EST-0500)
But you will need to upgrade the PSU for crossfire.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:37:04 PM

+1 cant say id pick better goodone bignasty mang.

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November 23, 2013 12:47:29 PM

Crossfire isn't too important now. Thank you So much for the quick response. Quick question. I know the case isn't the biggest deal, but my gf is more superficial when it comes to that type of stuff and since she'd be using it for gaming most of the time, she likes that Phantom case that I chose. Is that possible to use with the parts you chose? I noticed the changes in the build, which I like and the focus on the video card is obviously the biggest deal, which I didn't really know about. Thank you for that.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:52:50 PM

JayCuddy said:
Crossfire isn't too important now. Thank you So much for the quick response. Quick question. I know the case isn't the biggest deal, but my gf is more superficial when it comes to that type of stuff and since she'd be using it for gaming most of the time, she likes that Phantom case that I chose. Is that possible to use with the parts you chose? I noticed the changes in the build, which I like and the focus on the video card is obviously the biggest deal, which I didn't really know about. Thank you for that.


The Phantom case should work fine.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:53:37 PM

yes and i own that exact case and cools and looks pretty bad a$$

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November 23, 2013 12:54:09 PM

+1 Thanks bignasty. Big help.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:54:33 PM

+1 for all :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 12:55:53 PM

You're welcome :) 
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