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$800~ First Build (Needs Advice)

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This Month

Budget Range: ( $700-900*) (*if less much better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: General use though with heavy multitasking like many tabs/programs opened, Star Wars the Old Republic Game on Max Settings)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: Naples, Florida

Overclocking: Perhaps in the future but no plans on doing so as of now

Your Monitor Resolution: if possible I'd like to get a 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Aside from moderate to heavy multitasking, the games being run would be SWTOR with its expansion, and the Sims 3 with a few of its expansions. The parts would also need to include things such as keyboard, mouse, and speakers. The build does not have to be a beast gaming machine as I have a PS4 that would see most of the gaming. It is merely a better way for general use without losing my hair and a way I can play just that one or two games at, hopefully, max settings, for the lowest price possible. P.S, if a certain build would be able to run it at a considerably lower price, I'd be thankful.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop of about 4 years old at 1.3Ghz, integrated graphics card, burned touchpad from the heat, and bad sound are driving me insane.
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    Okay, here is your system. I can guarantee you, this will out last your PS4 by 5 lifetimes -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone RL04W ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: LG 22M45D 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $799.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 14:19 EDT-0400)
  2. If you wanted and intel i5 build, it would be a bit more expensive:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($93.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $854.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 15:19 EDT-0400)

    This is not overclockable, the CPU is locked. Also the Graphics card is a bit better than the gtx 750 ti.
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