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New budget gaming PC 700

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April 30, 2012 9:15:14 PM

So im going to be building a new PC. Im out of the loop and havnt built one for 4 years so with d3 coming out and other MMORPG's i decided its time to build a new computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: with in a week

Budget Range: 700 could go a little more if i have to before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and internet

Parts Not Required:Keyboard,Mouse, Monitor, I have a rosewill 750 watter power supply, 300gig HD wich i think should be fine reusing. I also have windows vista but If windows 7 is a upgrade to help in gaming Ill go with that

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:new egg

Country:United states

Parts Preferences:no preference


SLI or Crossfire: maybe in future

monitor is samsung syncmaster 2253bw max resolution 1680 x 1050

im just looking for best bang for my buck, I have a build in my shopping cart but want a idea if what im shooting for is about the same. I have a simple understanding whats out there but i want oppinions on builds for best bang for buck that will last another 4 years with minimal upgrades and that is upgrade proof for atleast 3 years or so

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April 30, 2012 10:32:02 PM

Could he please link the Rosewill PSU? Not all the Rosewills were very good. Newer ones were solid but not the older ones.

Also I disagree with Unknown on CPU, MB, GPU and HDD choice.

Check out my $850 build here:
Since you don't need the HDD or possibly the PSU, that's $145 off which gets you to about your budget.
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April 30, 2012 10:47:52 PM

His stated $700 + little more If its around $900 i agree with you.
I just adviced him about hdd if it not at list mine goes $630
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April 30, 2012 11:03:14 PM

Well OP didn't need HDD and PSU, so yeah. And it is only a little more for more GPU and slightly more CPU power, plus future proofing. The PSU isn't terrible. Not fantastic but it'll work.
April 30, 2012 11:24:51 PM

Its right but HDD is also Important.
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May 1, 2012 12:05:41 AM

HDD is important but not worth the cost they are now. He has a 300GB might as well use it, if he wants he can always upgrade later.
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May 1, 2012 12:33:05 AM

Why get that Z77 board? You it only gets Crossfire/SLI at 16x/4x. Which is a whole lot worse than 8x/8x. The board is Z68 but it doesn't mean it can't be used for IB. Z77 only gets a native PCI 3.0 and native USB 3.0 controller. Nothing of huge improvement. Z68 has Gen3, and the on the board USB 3.0 controller still performs the same.

Build looks solid.
May 1, 2012 12:59:49 AM

so new IB processor will work fine with Mobo i chose even though IB just came out?
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May 1, 2012 1:02:01 AM

Yes. Gen3 is manufactured to be for Ivy Bridge to have PCI 3.0 utilization on Z68 boards.
May 1, 2012 1:12:24 AM

thanks a ton, saved me alot of headache researching alot of this stuff =)

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May 1, 2012 1:15:14 AM

Yep no problem, good luck! :)  Close out the thread by selecting a best answer! If there was one of course.
May 1, 2012 1:15:48 AM

thanks a ton saved me a lot of headache trying figure this stuff out
May 1, 2012 1:16:12 AM

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