$700 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of April

Budget Range: $700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, gaming, & watching movies.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, cd drive, & OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference as long as it's well reputed.

Country: 'Merica

Parts Preferences: I would prefer an Intel processor. (I'm looking at the i5)

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like the pc to run quietly.

This is going to be my first time building my own so if I'm missing anything let me know.
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    TheShepherd said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of April

    Budget Range: $700 before rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, gaming, & watching movies.

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, cd drive, & OS.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference as long as it's well reputed.

    Country: 'Merica

    Parts Preferences: I would prefer an Intel processor. (I'm looking at the i5)

    Overclocking: Probably not

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: I would like the pc to run quietly.

    This is going to be my first time building my own so if I'm missing anything let me know.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&Tpk=i5-2500k = $220.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781 = $110.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 = $50.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044 = $80.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191 = $45.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623 = $230.00
    a little bit over - but so worth it. Good luck with your build.
  2. if you're not overclocking - get the i5-2400 CPU (it can still overclock to 3.8GHz on all four cores active if you want too):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    - COOLER MASTER HAF 912: $60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified: $60

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM: $85

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
    - ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $105

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
    - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost): $190

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
    - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $45

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125383
    - GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB: $185

    TOTAL: $730... and with rebates you'll be within budget...
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