I am absolutely brand spankin new to computer builds, but i do know the basics and im very technical. I have always played xbox and game systems. Recently my laptop broke on me so i decided to get a desktop, and i would like to created my first computer. Im using the template that is given at the top of the threads.
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month
Budget Range: $600-$700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I will be playing BF3, surfing the web, and regular school work.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(just need the actual computer)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com(prefer to use one website due to shipping and stuff)
Parts Preferences: AMD/Mid Tower/500GB HDD
SLI or Crossfire: maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
*If i missed something or you need other information lmk, im also new to this forum*
cool thanks, what which path would you recommend? an i3 or i5, my old laptop was an i3 and it seemed somewhat slower than my friends i5 that was the same laptop...is $60 more worth it? i could throw down if its the right choice, i was set on the build pezcore gave me so its really only about $20 more for the i5 and better motherboard...
For playing BF3 on multiplayer, the i5 without a doubt, but only if you can stretch your budget to fit the additional cost. I wouldn't cut corners on other things to get there as the i3 will work well, just some of the bigger multiplayer maps will strain it.
Let me tinker with it a little bit. I might be able to come up with another variant of the build you might like.
TOTAL = $773.91 - 35.00 Promo codes - 25.00 MIR = $713.91
You will have to hurry on this as the promo code for the vid card ends 5/7 and the combo deals or free shipping on almost all the items can come and go, but this gives you a really nice MOBO, Processor, Fully modular PSU, 8GB ram, a great case and a just all around very nice system.
awesome, i am planning on purchasing withing a day or two, id like to thank everyone for their input and thanks pezcore for all the info and research on finding some sweet deals, im going to buy most things from new egg and then a few from amazon since theres free shipping and stuff, t
yea sounds right, im trying to ship the least from newegg since i live in nj and theres a good amount of tax, so im shipping to pennsylvania where my sister goes to college but shes moving back soon so there might not be enough room for everything in the car ride back but either way its pretty much the same price, thanks a ton pezcore!!