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January 1, 2012 11:35:40 PM

I am looking for a computer under or around $800. I play World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and maybe Battlefield 3 in the future.

Approximate Purchase Date: January 17

Budget Range: $600-$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Surfing the Internet.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, and I'll maybe buy Monitor separately.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet computer. If you include monitor, I will raise price range to $1000. Also needs winows 7 home premium. Blue LED's would nice.

More about : 800 gaming

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January 2, 2012 3:59:50 AM

Jer1729 said:
Im also considering buying one from newegg:

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

Is this better than building one under $800?


Cyberpower is not a good brand. Stick with building one - it's not that hard and you'll get a far better system out of it.

Try this build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme 4 - $109.99
CPU: 3.6GHz AMD Phenom II X4 960T - $149.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $29.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $43.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM - $119.99
Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $19.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
Video card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99
Monitor: Acer G245HQABD 23.6" LCD Monitor Black 5ms - $139.99

Total: $998.98
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January 2, 2012 8:25:35 PM

Do I really need a separate fan, doesn't the CPU come with it?
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January 2, 2012 9:17:35 PM

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January 2, 2012 9:19:30 PM

Jer1729 said:
Do I really need a separate fan, doesn't the CPU come with it?



CPU's come with a heatsink and fan . You dont NEED to buy another one , but aftermarket models with larger fans and more fins cool better and run quieter .
Overclockers should use better heatsinks
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January 3, 2012 11:07:40 AM

Well since I won't be doing any overclocking any time soon, is it better to hold off on after market fan, especially since I'm new builder
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