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April 16, 2014 12:04:45 PM

Hello all, haven't had to build a PC for about 8 years. I'm getting overwhelmed with "stuff". Most I will do with this build is play games like LoL, maybe some WoW, etc... I don't need best graphics in the world, and I don't need windows or a monitor. Is there anywhere in this build where I can save some money? Just seems so expensive compared to the "old days". I have only ever used intel. Also, I'm not sure if I even need to over clock anymore, as it seems I can just order the chipset I want, so I could save money there and my mobo. Thanks in advance, can't wait to get my big old hands all over tiny computer chips again lol


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April 16, 2014 12:14:18 PM

Try this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sSSY
Much better cpu, better gpu, And it's only 20$ more.
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April 16, 2014 12:20:14 PM

Good suggestions by ivanjacob. I'd go with the i5 3rd gen.

Instead of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus go for
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Here's why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zwysAvIdYY

The rest of your components look good and you're ready to go!
Good luck!
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April 16, 2014 12:30:08 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/4o9G
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $109.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ $59.99
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $64.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $82.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $56.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB $224.99
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower $36.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
Total: $736.87

here is an amd build, its a bit cheaper, and you can overclock the cpu to be just about as good as the i5 3570, or you could just get the i5 3570k if you dont mind the extra cost.
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April 18, 2014 6:57:13 AM

Ok I updated to reflect suggestions
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sSSY

Is there no need for 8g of ram? I remember when everyone was putting in as much as a mobo would hold... Also, will the video card selected play most games smoothly at moderate settings? Thanks so much for making this job so much easier
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April 18, 2014 10:28:59 AM

8gb is fine for gaming, and that build should play games on very high 60fps+.
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