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Gaming computer, first build. Advice needed.
Jan 7, 2012, 3:22 AM
I am completely new to building.
I want to build a gaming computer, I want to be able to run Bf3, Skyrim and maybe Crysis.
My budget is $1000 or less. I can probably fork over 50-60 more dollars.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3 months
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Video Editing, Simple programs
I don't need: Keyboards/Headphones/Speakers
I am shopping at: Newegg
Overclocking: Not sure. What would you suggest?
SLI or Crossfire: No. Just gonna use one card
Monitor Resoloution: 1680x1050
Comments: As you know, i want to play most the game son the market, and I want it to be fairly upgradable.
A really good case.
This is my first time ever building, so any info or other help would be appreciated
Jan 7, 2012
Jan 7, 2012
gaming computer build advice needed
Jan 7, 2012, 8:16 AM
I assume you want a monitor in your budget. So here's a suggestion :
CPU & RAM: $241-
i5 2500K & Patriot Signature (2x 4GB)
PSU & Motherboard: $160 -
MSi P67A G43 & Corsair CX500
Gigabyte GTX 560Ti
Monitor: $130 -
HDD: $80 -
Case: $40 -
Fractal Design Core
Optical Drive: $18-
Crucial M4 64GB
Total(Excluding Rebates): 984 USD
Reabates: 30 USD
If you need an OS then drop the SSD and get it. The ssd is optional . If you need fast booting and fast level loading in games then consider it otherwise skip it.
If you are into overclocking consider a cheap cpu cooler like
Cooler master hyper 212+
Jan 7, 2012, 8:32 AM
Agree with this.
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Jan 7, 2012, 8:38 AM
Good suggestion.Aurjai,overclocking is great if you want.there are a lot of overclocking guides for sandybridges.
Jan 7, 2012, 2:47 PM
Best answer selected by Aurjai.
Jan 7, 2012, 2:48 PM
Thanks, I'll get those parts
Really appreciate the help
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