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First Time Building- Need Cheap Gaming Comp.

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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  2. 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?
  3. Forgot to mention in OP, but i don't not have a copy of Windows 7, so that should be taken into consideration.
  4. bbarrington42 said:
    Forgot to mention in OP, but i don't not have a copy of Windows 7, so that should be taken into consideration.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.637099 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 and same GPU as last post
  5. 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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