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February 27, 2012 9:06:38 AM

Hello Everyone!
First time building a computer and i'm looking to build one for around 800 to 900 bucks that will able to play guild wars 2, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 at like medium-high (Possibly at max) settings.

Approximate Purchase Date: In a month or two

Budget Range: 800 - 1000 (including the monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard & mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: Guam

Parts Preferences: Whatever is more power/cost efficient. I do prefer Intel when it comes to processors though.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Whatever is suitable to the GPU

Additional Comments: I may want to throw in a decent sound card in there too and a decent monitor


So far i've found these:

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W, Fan, Retail

Patriot G2 Series PGD34G1333ELK Division 2 Edition Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, XMP

GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English

NZXT LEXS-001BK Lexa S Crafted Series Mid Tower PC Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black

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February 27, 2012 1:41:42 PM


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February 27, 2012 4:13:20 PM

The motherboard choice is a good choice, but I'd definitely switch out the RAM as Patriot is not the best RAM manufacturer around - they're a tier 2 or tier 3 vendor at best.

Try this build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 V2 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $49.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $84.99
Optical: Samsung DVD Burner - $15.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99 ($15.00 MIR)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $119.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1,000.90 - $45.00 MIR = $955.90
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February 27, 2012 4:21:30 PM

This was well answerd by the above poster... I've deleted my comments/
February 28, 2012 1:25:54 AM

Best answer selected by Boozeclues.