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>$800 Gaming Build

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February 19, 2012 11:59:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before March

Budget Range: ($800-$850) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, light video editing, Youtube, photoshop, surfing the web)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (None)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: Will be used for World of Warcraft (High-ultra settings), BF3(preferably medium-high), Skyrim(preferably medium-high), and minecraft.

Here is what I have so far:

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

Hard Drive: 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...

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

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

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

I guess my main concerns are: Are all these things compatible? Also, is this MOBO good enough? Thanks!

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February 19, 2012 12:21:21 PM

your parts will generally work together. Its probably worth the slight increase to get an i5-2500K instead of the 2500.


for the same price as your DDR3-1333 ram, you can get DDR3-1600 RAM (Patriot)

I don't see a case.

your mobo is one of the best.
February 19, 2012 12:46:51 PM

Like the previous guy said, since you are getting a Z68 MOBO, get the 2500k as you may want to overclock in the future. Also get 1600 ram because it's gerenally the same price.

I would either go with : That board + 2500k

or if you really dont want to overclock

a cheapo H67 / H61 board with a 2400 or 2500

Good luck ;)  6870 is a great card for the price good choice there.
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