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March 7, 2012 8:28:29 PM

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

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=83-227-...

I'm just looking to play some league of legends, starcraft 2, skyrim, tf2, call of duty and such.

Is the first one overkill, or actually worth the extra 300$?

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March 7, 2012 9:15:14 PM

Do you know if i can get similar or same specs for cheaper?
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March 7, 2012 9:22:24 PM

You could get a better one if you built your own
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March 7, 2012 9:35:01 PM

here's a much better build. you just need to build it yourself.

i3-2120
560 ti
ASRock h61 mobo
G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1333mhz ram
Antec 550W PSU
Antec Three Hundred Case
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
Sony dvd read/write

Total: 724.92

An i3 isn't as nice as an i5 but for gaming you're better off spending the money on the gpu. Starcraft is the only game where the cpu will bottleneck the gpu much, but it will still run perfectly since it's easy to run.

I'd have selected a 6950 but newegg seems to only have one left. The 560ti performs at the same level though.

Lot's of things can be upgraded but this build will let you play any current game on max.

If you want to spend more money do the following: (most important to least)
-upgrade to an i5-2500k
-z68 mobo
-1600 ram
-better psu
-cm 212+ cpu cooler (for a nice oc)
-better gpu (to future proof your build I guess)

An boot drive SSD would also be an awesome upgrade. It won't help games but it makes windows boot instantly and gives you a snappier windows experience. Many people would consider this a necessity.

Also there are lots of aesthetic changes that could be made, point to anything you don't like.
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March 7, 2012 11:55:13 PM

no, the other one you listed is better.

but really, consider building. The build I posted will give you maxed out graphics in almost every game. The cyberpower one will give you medium graphics.
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March 8, 2012 12:09:09 AM

Is it easy to build one? I am not very confident in my abilities.
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March 8, 2012 12:11:40 AM

If you have a little bit of time it's quite easy. There are guides everywhere.

how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?
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March 8, 2012 12:19:44 AM

I am 17 years old, with exceptionally tiny hands, if that's a plus.

Can you link me to a easy to follow step-by-step video guide?

I took your advice and saved 30 bucks with a cheaper LG dvd reader and radimax 530W PSU
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March 8, 2012 2:02:18 AM

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Did you buy the psu yet? this is the cheapest one I can recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If it's not 80 plus rated, it's not worth buying. Many people go over board on how many watts they need, but when it comes to quality, don't skimp, it could bite you.

And 17 is an excellent age to start building. You will feel very accomplished when you finish.
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March 8, 2012 2:27:16 AM

Oh no, already bought a non-80+ certified and already shipped ):

And thanks for the video and help guys! Hope all goes well (:
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March 8, 2012 5:36:49 AM

oh well, hopefully it will function.
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