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August 1, 2012 5:54:51 PM

I want to build or buy a gaming computer in the price range of $600-&900'ish. Here are my questions.

1) If I can just buy a decent gaming computer in that price range without sacrificing too much quality, I will. Can anyone recommend specific ones that can play games like Diablo 3 and graphics intensive new RPG's?

2) If you recommend that I build one, please consider that I have never build a computer - and am computer hardware illiterate. I'm smart enough, so I would learn the basics - but I've heard horror stories where people break the hardware assembling it.

My price range is $600-$900'ish. I'm flexible but I just got my first accounting job so price is important.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.
August 1, 2012 6:03:59 PM

If u like intel you should go with Core i3 but if u got more cash something more i5ish
but Amd is solution here because i see u don't have that much $$$ u can go for Phenom II processors such as X4 X6 or bulldozer... but i would quite recommend checking out Amd Apu's because they are super fast! this month they are launching next generation ones so they are going to be 30% faster and you can crossfire it with another gpu or even 2! but im not sure if its true! and for gpus u can go with Nvidia if u like it like gtx 560 ti or 570, maybe amd's 6870, 7850 there are alot of them outhere and for the motheboards u can choose of variety of manufacturers as ASUS they are the best right now... for Ram u can go either corsair, g.skill, mushkin all great! for storage u can go with corsair really fast ssd's or intel ssd's remember there are alot of manufacturers for power supplies and ssd's and harddrives so good luck on you build!
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August 1, 2012 6:53:07 PM

Hi.

Generally if you want a good PC you should build it yourself.Pre-built PC's are very expensive for what they offer.You can usualy get the exact same PC for 60% of the price.

If you read the manuals you shouldnt run into any problems.PC building is easier than it looks.

Diablo 3 doesnt really need a very powerfull PC but some other RPG's need quite a bit of power.So i made a PC for you.It's powerfull enough to run almost all games at MAX without the unneccecery options.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.55 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $690.98
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 14:47 EDT-0400)
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August 1, 2012 6:59:38 PM

The average mark up you pay for a prebuilt PC (unless you buy some cheap worthless prebuilt PC by Dell/HP/ETC) is about $300. Now this is based on sites like ibuypower who build real gaming computers.
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August 1, 2012 7:08:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $848.13
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 15:09 EDT-0400)
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