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$800-$900 gaming computer! HELP!

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April 26, 2012 8:44:22 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: I am trying to purchase all parts by next week latest is the week after.

Budget Range: I am hoping around $850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Computer Science, Gaming (Diablo 3, SC2, LOL,), Movies,

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon, anywhere cheap!

Country: Washington, US

Parts Preferences: I'm not too strict on this, but I heard Intel are the way to go, anything quality based and that would last long!

Overclocking: Don't know how to do this, so probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know this either.

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Help me build a nice computer!
April 27, 2012 3:57:19 AM

You forgot that he needs an operating system which adds $100. I'll put together a list when I have a bit of time, sorry.
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April 27, 2012 4:03:23 AM

andrewcarr said:
You forgot that he needs an operating system which adds $100. I'll put together a list when I have a bit of time, sorry.

Whoops, did forget that.
Anyway overclocking is quite simple when you have a sandy bridge CPU. Also, if your going to overclock, you need a better CPU cooler than the stock one.

SLI/Crossfire means that you have two graphics cards running simultaneously together.
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April 27, 2012 4:08:15 AM

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $121.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - $219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - $58.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical drive: LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA - $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $840.93
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April 27, 2012 4:20:28 AM

LOL, was writing this when andrewcarr replied. You could cut out more than $100 by going with a Radeon HD 7770 card such as this:
XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or get a Radeon HD 6870 card like this:
XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and still have room for the OS.
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April 27, 2012 5:21:35 AM

check the $800 build in my sig.
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