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April 22, 2011 1:22:08 PM

Ok, so i've recently discovered the hatred for the pre-built computers of Dell and HP after mine crapped out on me for trying to upgrade the GPU and PSU, that said, i found this website, and witnessed the high level of IT knowledge it's citizens have. So, i've done some research, and concluded that i should just ask, and see what i get.

SO, here's the gist of it; I want to build a PC for near $700 dollars and i want the ability to upgrade it later on, and by that i mean the CPU and other key components, so that i don't get left behind in the ever advancing world of computer technology.

Its gotta be able to play WoW on high-ultra settings, and be able to play Crysis and Rift on medium or so settings.

Sounds like i'm asking the world? Nah. i just want the best i can get, for a low price (with later improvements).

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April 22, 2011 1:48:09 PM

my $700 build suggestion:

i5-2500 + ASUS H67 motherboard: $288.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HIS HD6850 + Free game: $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze PSU: $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
with 32amps on its 12V rail, it can handle any gpu you throw at it.

Samsung 1 TB drive: $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LiteOn DVD burner: $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill R-218 case: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill 120mm Case Fan: $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Masscool 80mm fan: $1.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 8 GB DDR3-1333: $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $690.86
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April 22, 2011 1:55:39 PM

Forgive the question, if a tad bit stupid, but will the Power Supply be able to power the GPU, as the card says 500+ watts?
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April 22, 2011 2:52:41 PM

Forgot to mention in OP, but i don't not have a copy of Windows 7, so that should be taken into consideration.
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April 22, 2011 3:32:34 PM

bbarrington42 said:
Forgive the question, if a tad bit stupid, but will the Power Supply be able to power the GPU, as the card says 500+ watts?


what really matters is teh 12v rail. the Xigmatek has 32a across its 2 rails, so its fine, teh 6850 needs about 22a for the whole system.


to add Win 7 OEM (increase of $100) to my original build, cut from 8gb to 4gb of RAM (saves $40), cut from 1 TB to 500 GB hard drive (saves $15), and change to an i5-2400 and AS Rock H61M-VS (saves $39), new total is $696.87
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April 29, 2011 1:55:17 AM

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