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January 11, 2012 2:27:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: 750 After rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, College Work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Just whatever is the best that will fit my budget

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire:<-Whats this

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900, but will upgrade if necessary

Additional Comments: Noise doesnt really bother me and neither doe brands, i just want a rig that will do what i need it to do. Thx for yalls help

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January 11, 2012 3:53:56 AM
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here is a quick build for you, hopefully I didn't miss anything ;) 

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

Case (Don't have to go with this one, just linking to it so you get an idea on price. You should pick your own out since you will be the one looking at it)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

HD (if you have an old HD you can use, I would suggest it since prices are high right now. Otherwise, this should do.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

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

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

That comes out to $732.

If you really want to OC, then you will need to get the Intel i5-2500K which will be $30 more. Also, you will need another CPU cooler, probably running an addition $30-$50. And if you OC, you might also want a more powerful PSU.

SLI (for NVIDIA) and Crossfire (for AMD) is where you can have two of the same GPUs working together for increased performance.

If you are able to bump up your budget, you could get a more powerful GPU that will run games better.

This was just a quick build and some people may be able to offer some more advice and help you save a little more money.

EDIT: Just swapped out the mobo for a different one to allow for a more powerful GPU.
January 11, 2012 5:04:37 PM

Hey thanks, i probably will overclock in the future and i will do SLI or Crossfire in the future also, just now im a little tight on money. Thx
January 11, 2012 6:27:36 PM

cjm455 said:
Hey thanks, i probably will overclock in the future and i will do SLI or Crossfire in the future also, just now im a little tight on money. Thx

Well this will be a good build for the price. Have fun!
January 11, 2012 6:47:42 PM

Hey what games would i be able to play on this with no lag?
January 11, 2012 7:05:17 PM

cjm455 said:
Hey what games would i be able to play on this with no lag?


That has many variables including your internet, graphics settings for the game (low, medium, high, ultra), and of course the game itself.

The best advice I can give is to look at some GPU benchmarks. From that one I linked to, it looks like the 560 Ti should be able to handle any game, most of which on high.
January 11, 2012 7:54:57 PM

ok thanks for the help, i will look and see if i like everything for sure and if i make any changes i will tell you on here, in the mean time

Thanxs!
January 11, 2012 8:20:19 PM

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January 11, 2012 8:27:07 PM

i added up everything you told me and it was 901.11??
January 11, 2012 9:21:45 PM

cjm455 said:
i added up everything you told me and it was 901.11??

Let me double check, my math may have been way off, I apologize for that. Ill post back in a few minutes.
January 11, 2012 9:36:03 PM

New Build:

$18 optical drive
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU11/188

$44 ($34 after mail in rebate) case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$125 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85 HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$25 RAM (Can always add more later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70 PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$190 GPU ($175 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total comes out $757, pretty sure this time around :) 
And after mail in rebates, that should bring it down to $732.
Again, I apologize. I messed up on adding things up, totally my fault.

This build should do well in gaming. Although the budget does not allow for a quad core, games do not really take advantage of multiple cores. The i3 has the same clock speed as the i5 I mentioned before. Also, this GPU will still handle games really well. Let me know if you have any other questions.
January 11, 2012 9:46:01 PM

Hey quick question, is this combo any good?
saw it while looking for something and it looks like a good deal, just want your opinion
January 12, 2012 2:28:42 AM

That's a decent deal except for a few things.

1. No optical drive, you will need to get that separately.

2. No OS, also will need to get separately.

3. Cooler master may make good cases, but they do not make good quality PSUs. I would advice against that power supply.

4. AMD is more known for budget CPUs. So in this case, it may make sense to go AMD. That CPU will outperform the i3, but it is a little more expensive.

So, with the additional $120 for the OS and optical drive, it is right in your budget. However, that PSU is not good.
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