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February 29, 2012 2:10:58 AM

I have no experience in building computers,and i've speant the last month searching all over for a gaming rig that fits my budget and gets me what I need for the money, but I just can't find one. I'm kind of nervous about purchasing a computer online, Everyone recommends Newegg, but after reading all of the bad customer reviews on many of the gaming pcs that have atleast half of the specs im looking for, it just makes me look away from it.
I'm looking for a nice gaming computer with atleast a Radeon 6850 graphics card, 8gb ram, maybe 16 depending on the price, and just about decent everything, Most of the companies I was looking at, judging by customer reviews, didn't have too great of customer service either.

So all said, I would like a dependable company,atleast an i5 processor with 6850 graphics card, decent ram, decent Psu,motherboard etc for my budget of 800$ if thats possible

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February 29, 2012 2:30:26 AM

If you don't want to build it yourself, you should customize it at cyberpowerpc.com or ibuypower.com. I'll get back to you tomorrow with a build. A 2500K/6850 should be doable, and it'll leave you with tons of room to upgrade.
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February 29, 2012 3:25:47 PM

Even if you can find one at cyperpower/ibuypower, you'll still be better off building it on your own if you are willing - this is where newegg shines (buying individual parts). It's worth the experience if you are willing to put a little bit of time into it. Saves money and you get to say that YOU built it the way YOU wanted it. It's not as hard as you would think! :) 
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February 29, 2012 7:00:30 PM

kajabla said:
If you don't want to build it yourself, you should customize it at cyberpowerpc.com or ibuypower.com. I'll get back to you tomorrow with a build. A 2500K/6850 should be doable, and it'll leave you with tons of room to upgrade.

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February 29, 2012 8:06:58 PM

You can check out my guide here for parts, the $850 build should work for you. You can always save a bit if you want by downgrading from the 560 Ti to a 6870. I wouldn't suggest going to CyberPower or iBuyPower, both are not bad but still they aren't worth the amount they actually charge for each of the parts.
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March 1, 2012 12:39:13 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-p...

this build is pretty solid for just $600
however i would upgrade some parts like the case and the power supply.

I recommend the Rosewill Challenger Case and an 80plus certified PSU. I use the corsair CX600 V2.

Remember that building your computer is much better because u can get a better PC with less money.
In my case I also checked the similar performing PC's at a lot of websites and now I know I saved between $300- $450
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March 1, 2012 2:12:14 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - $195.98
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $46.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $209.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $772.92 - $20MIR
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March 1, 2012 2:29:16 AM

Listen to them. I'm bowing out. HOMEWORK :p 
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