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October 10, 2011 8:53:32 AM

Hey guys i am looking to finally build a computer just needed advice on how to do it and what to buy!


Approximate Purchase Date: October 20th

Budget Range: 650-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Speakers,Monitor. I have Tower CoolerMaster HAF 932, and Psu: CoolerMaster 650gx

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon


Parts Preferences: I dont mind going Amd or Intel as long as the build is solid i know both can perform great, and im not into overclocking if that matters.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No


Any additional advice or comments are appreciated just want to get a good idea and finally build a computer, doesn't have to be the best one just something solid!

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October 10, 2011 8:55:31 AM

willdoctor said:
Hey guys i am looking to finally build a computer just needed advice on how to do it and what to buy!


Approximate Purchase Date: October 20th

Budget Range: 650-750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Speakers,Monitor. I have Tower CoolerMaster HAF 932, and Psu: CoolerMaster 650gx

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon


Parts Preferences: I dont mind going Amd or Intel as long as the build is solid i know both can perform great, and im not into overclocking if that matters.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No


Any additional advice or comments are appreciated just want to get a good idea and finally build a computer, doesn't have to be the best one just something solid!



I Live in the United States, forgot to mention that!
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October 10, 2011 9:38:07 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99
ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1333

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 FREE SHIPPING
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $219.99 - $199.99 after mail-in rebate card
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

or...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I1P42/ref=ox_sc_a... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 Video Card
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October 10, 2011 9:48:39 AM

i5 2500 (210$)(perhaps the 2500k, on the odd chance you want to oc in the future)
Asrock extreme3 gen3 (~125$)
Radeon 6870 (180$) OR 6950 (240$)
2x samsung spinpoint F3 in raid0(120$)
Total ~ 635$ OR 695$
The idea for this one is that you can add another card in crossfire later. The CPU should last a long time (especially if getting the 2500k and oc'ing at some point) You might also need a better PSU if going crossfire though.

Alternative:
i3 2100 (~125$)
Asrock extreme3 gen3 (~125$)
GTX 580 (~470$)
samsung spinpoint F3 (60$)
Total: ~780$
The idea here is that you can replace the CPU with an ivy bridge when it becomes too slow for the newest games.

EDIT: prices are newegg, before rebate.
EDIT2: Oh snap! I forgot RAM. Add about 50$ to the build for some 1600mhz 2x4GB. Make sure they are 1,5V
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