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$600-750 Gaming PC (First time need help!)

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December 16, 2011 5:14:03 AM

Hello, I am new here I am in need of help. I am looking for a good build that I could use for gaming at the most $750.
I enjoy playing games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and I would really like to get into Star Wars.
I am simply just looking for a good build that will last, give me room for upgrades(later on), and run the games I like to play in high/ultra settings! Also would like to add I am using a 32 inch HDTV as a monitor, I use 1360 X 768(wide) resolution in WoW currently(build needs to have hdmi) and I do not need an OS but if there is a package deal so be it! :)  Any help is greatly appreciated!!!:) 

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December 16, 2011 5:29:48 AM

Do you need a keyboard/mouse? What about overclocking(run the CPU faster) or crossfire-ing/SLI-ing(using 2+ graphics cards)?

Assuming no to those above questions,

here's something that should work (might need other opinions as i'm a little new to this)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate SV35.5 500GB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.05 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $676.15
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2011-12-16 02:21 EST-0500)

if you are interested in overclocking, go with the i5-2500K cpu. Motherboard should support crossfire/SLI, and I'm not sure how the power supply would do with SLI/Crossfire.
December 16, 2011 6:11:09 AM

Would it be possible to get a i7 with this budget? And no I don't plan on overclocking or sli, I just want something I can game on for now and experiment with later.
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December 16, 2011 6:36:44 AM

it costs $100 more for i7 and there is almost no improvement when gaming, infact i5 sometimes does slightly better than i7 on some games. if anything get an i5-2500k instead of i5-2500, thats all you will ever need. my i5 is extremely powerful.

check out fractal design cases, they are very aesthetically pleasing and just as functional as a cooler master.

you will regret going with that hard drive, get a 7200rpm drive
December 16, 2011 6:53:40 AM

Anonymous said:
it costs $100 more for i7 and there is almost no improvement when gaming, infact i5 sometimes does slightly better than i7 on some games. if anything get an i5-2500k instead of i5-2500, thats all you will ever need. my i5 is extremely powerful.

check out fractal design cases, they are very aesthetically pleasing and just as functional as a cooler master.

you will regret going with that hard drive, get a 7200rpm drive

+1 on the i7 vs i5


And here's a better HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

~$20 more (if you include amazon shipping)

Personally, I like the CoolerMaster over the Fractal designs. There are a number of good cases.
December 16, 2011 7:11:17 AM

fractal is the beast
@ OP do u have a microcenter close by? there are some combos there
December 16, 2011 11:48:21 AM

That case is actually 90 dollars for some reason? Why is that?

EDIT: I found another case that I like on Newegg also about the PSU will it run for a long time and not struggle also will it handle the tubro boost to 3.7?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Please tell me what you think
December 16, 2011 4:27:55 PM

Im not sure why Amazon has it as $60. Odd.

And that case seems fine to me. Dunno about the PSU. It seems like a quality PSU (since it was recommended to me) but I don't know how it will handle turbo boost.
December 16, 2011 4:32:11 PM

i'd go with antec illusion over that cooler master case
or fractal design core 3000 which is a bit more expensive
!