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February 20, 2012 7:30:47 PM

So I'm completely new to this building computer thing and have no idea what compiles a decent gaming PC. I'm looking for something in the $500-700 range, with slight flexibility.

If possible fitting in a keyboard and mouse into that budget would be preferable, but isn't absolutely necessary, and I do not need a monitor as that is already taken care of, an OS will also be necessary.

Thanks in advance.

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February 20, 2012 8:14:33 PM

Hi! Welcome to the forums.

Luckily I just made a build for someone with similar budget constraints. Here it is!
CPU: Intel Dual-Core i3-2100 $125 (Promo Code EMCNHJC32 takes $15 off, only good through the 20th)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD: LG sata burner-OEM $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Sapphire 6870 1GB
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 2x4GB 1333MHz
Above in combo $198 (Rebate takes $10 off)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Case: HAF 912 $60
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K...
Mobo: ASRock H61 USB3 Sata3 $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB $75 (promo code EMCNHJD22)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Corsair CX500 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is $584, accounting for promo codes.
Add a copy of windows 7 in there and you'll be at $684.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheers!
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February 22, 2012 3:57:47 PM

Hey venomkringe. The build that striker suggested is a very solid one. You could expect player a lot of today's games on high and a few on medium.

Good luck!
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March 2, 2012 11:20:37 PM

Best answer selected by Venomkringe.
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