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May 22, 2014 6:51:00 PM

NEED HELP with new computer build. I'm looking at upgrading from my laptop and am wondering about a few things. What would be the best graphics card and processor to get games to run on like high or above settings while being at 1080p? Thanks in advance

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May 22, 2014 6:59:41 PM

HOKAPOO712 said:
NEED HELP with new computer build

It's really a lot like LEGO bricks, but way more expensive. Find the cables that fit into certain sockets, repeat. Some cables are labelled too. Congratulations, you now (hopefully) have a working PC!
As for installing an OS you just put in the disk, follow the directions, pick some settings and leave it alone.
Once that finishes, install drivers for your GPU, motherboard, etc.
Once you do all that, a bit of stress testing with Prime95 or Furmark wouldn't hurt.

Just make sure you don't drop the thing and you should be fine. Oh yeah, ground yourself often while building.

EDIT: Well, that's a completely different question....
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May 22, 2014 7:40:48 PM

ArtificialApple said:
HOKAPOO712 said:
NEED HELP with new computer build

It's really a lot like LEGO bricks, but way more expensive. Find the cables that fit into certain sockets, repeat. Some cables are labelled too. Congratulations, you now (hopefully) have a working PC!
As for installing an OS you just put in the disk, follow the directions, pick some settings and leave it alone.
Once that finishes, install drivers for your GPU, motherboard, etc.
Once you do all that, a bit of stress testing with Prime95 or Furmark wouldn't hurt.

Just make sure you don't drop the thing and you should be fine. Oh yeah, ground yourself often while building.

EDIT: Well, that's a completely different question....


I think he means about what parts to pick, not how to build it. Just tell us your budget and we can put together several options for you
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May 23, 2014 7:33:50 AM

Jonathan Tyer said:
ArtificialApple said:
HOKAPOO712 said:
NEED HELP with new computer build

It's really a lot like LEGO bricks, but way more expensive. Find the cables that fit into certain sockets, repeat. Some cables are labelled too. Congratulations, you now (hopefully) have a working PC!
As for installing an OS you just put in the disk, follow the directions, pick some settings and leave it alone.
Once that finishes, install drivers for your GPU, motherboard, etc.
Once you do all that, a bit of stress testing with Prime95 or Furmark wouldn't hurt.

Just make sure you don't drop the thing and you should be fine. Oh yeah, ground yourself often while building.

EDIT: Well, that's a completely different question....


I think he means about what parts to pick, not how to build it. Just tell us your budget and we can put together several options for you


My budget is anywhere from $500-$1000. I'm looking for part suggestion.

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May 23, 2014 7:50:14 AM

Little over max, but still an overall solid system.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.03 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.67 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1028.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 10:50 EDT-0400)
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