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Building an $800 gaming computer, need advice

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September 26, 2010 8:43:23 AM

Hello,

I'm new to building my own computer and would like to figure out a build for a gaming computer at around an $800 budget.

Here's what I have to start with:
1680x1050 resolution monitor
2 creative speakers + subwoofer
microsoft laser mouse
Canon mp830 printer

I'll need everything else including Windows

And I'll be using this for games like Starcraft 2 and Civ V.

I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2010 10:28:00 AM

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