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Help for a Low-Budget Computer? (Completely Noob at PC Building)

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February 15, 2014 4:33:13 PM

I'm pretty bad when it comes to computer specifications such as Motherboards and Graphic Cards, all that type of stuff. So I'm really relying on everyone here to help me with this as it'll be my first build and I can learn more about what I'm using. (I'm good at things like coding though... just not specs.)
My budget is $650 USD
I do not need a Monitor, Keyboard, or Mouse (I have like 12 of all of these lol)
the $650 needs to cover everything including the Operating System (I'd prefer Windows 7), and I'm fine with any sized tower (or shape). I need the computer to be able to multitask and play games (since I commonly have lots of tabs open as I play games, but I'll live if I can just have Skype open while I play a game only) The graphics I'd like to be Medium-High on a game such as Skyrim for example.And possibly high RAM? If this is possible I'll be fine. At most I'll probably be willing to go is $675, since I will not use things as mail-in-rebates.
Thanks in advanced!

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February 15, 2014 4:53:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $664.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 19:53 EST-0500)
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February 16, 2014 6:24:22 AM

Thanks! By any chance do you think there's a place/site to get the OS for cheaper, or is that pretty much the base price?
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February 17, 2014 4:27:07 PM

Not really. It doesn't fluctuate a lot.
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February 17, 2014 6:11:31 PM

Ah okay. Thanks again!
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