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March 1, 2012 5:43:00 PM

I currently have a very old desktop so it is time for an upgrade and after a little research it seems like you can get a little more bang for your buck if you build one. Saying that I have never built a computer and besides little research online need all the help I can before spending any money. I have been looking and believe this is all I would need and even found some decent priced parts. If any of my parts will not work or their is something for a couple dollars more please let me know.

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

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

Memory: 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...

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

I am not a hardcore gamer but play League of Legends and plan on mayby buying Battlefield 3 or Mass effect and need a decent computer to run those games. If there is any parts that I will also need or that will not work together please let me know.

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March 1, 2012 5:49:20 PM

If you don't need Z68 mobo go with @sadams04 build.Ill change the power supply with 500W.
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March 1, 2012 5:59:43 PM

Sofofm: I currently have a ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series I didnt know exactly if I needed a seperate graphics card with that cpu.

Sadams04: Thank you that drops some off the MB and MEM for the graphics card

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March 1, 2012 6:05:45 PM

Do you think you can play BF3 and Mass Efect with that 3600 series video card ?
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March 1, 2012 6:10:22 PM

Im not exactly sure I use to have a worse graphics card and it ran WoW on pretty good detail, but my desktop is getting really old and kinda just shutting down. If is graphics card does run them good enough does everything else look compatible and is there anything else I should need? I have speakers mouse keyboard etc now but does one of the above products have all the stuff I need for all needed accesories?
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March 1, 2012 6:10:36 PM

GroundhogEdna said:
Sofofm: I currently have a ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series I didnt know exactly if I needed a seperate graphics card with that cpu.


You don't NEED to go with a different GPU, but don't have high expectations for that HD 3600. You are better off with something new...
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March 1, 2012 6:17:08 PM

Ok il probably try it out and see how it does like I said im not to hard into gaming just needed a decent setup so if it doesent work out il prolly look into the one you suggested.
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March 1, 2012 6:19:17 PM

BF3 need a good video card and 6870 what @sadams04 recommended you is a good one.
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March 1, 2012 6:46:39 PM

bf3 isnt playable on an hd3600, even at low resolutions:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

an i3-2120 or fx-4100 will handle bf3 fine, and will provide more room in your budget for a graphics card.

the best way to build a computer is to decide on your budget and needs. if you fill out the form linked in my signature, we will be able to help you choose components in a more efficient manner.
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March 1, 2012 8:25:58 PM

Yes you can.That i3 2100 is better than any other AMD in gaming.
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March 1, 2012 8:55:07 PM

Ive been reading a lot of negative reviews on that motherboard on different sites is there any others maybe a little more reputable....Im willing to spend the extra few dollars so I dont have to just replace it if it doesent work
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March 2, 2012 12:32:43 AM

the i3-2120 is well worth the extra 3 dollars over the i3-2100
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March 2, 2012 5:30:29 AM

It have a little higher frequency. Yes.
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