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$600-$700 gaming build, first time.

Last response: in Systems
May 13, 2012 8:37:24 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: July

Budget Range: 600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, you tube, home movies.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.

Country: (e.g.: India) U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Whatever works the best.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in future.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768,

Additional Comments: this will be my first time.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2012 9:17:02 PM

Okey lets talk before asking for a build.

1.- What Games Do you Want to Play?

2.- Is that really your monitor Resolution? If you are gonna play at that res then u can get away with a cheap 400usd, that is if you dont change monitor.

3.- I suggest you To get a Monitor within your Budget atleast for now.

Heres what i suggest you To get.


Motherboard :

Cpu :



Video Card:


Total: 507 usd.

If you Add This Monitor :

the Total would be 667 Usd.

Now you will be maxing alot of games with this build but remember, If you have a Microcenter Near of you, you can get better deals that neweeg. I saw The same cpu and videocard combo at 165 usd, and a 6870 at 120.

May 13, 2012 10:12:02 PM

I don't claim to be an expert, but I thought the pentium was really old, would it be ok still?
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 13, 2012 10:15:16 PM

^ Pentium is old, but that model is the new gen.

It strongly depends on your games though. But at that resolution, almost any build would be fine. My $400 build here would be more than enough.
But Chulex's build would be good enough.
May 13, 2012 10:23:31 PM

The games that I want to play: Civilization 5, Torchlight 2, Diablo 3, Mount and Bade series, and Anno 2070.
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 13, 2012 10:25:04 PM

Then Chulex's build is fine.
May 13, 2012 10:31:01 PM

Best answer selected by Torne.
May 14, 2012 12:01:16 AM

One more question. When I look at the recommended specs for Deus ex: Human revolution and Civ 5, they say you should have a quad core cpu. Will my dual core cut it, the one that chulex recommended?
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
May 14, 2012 12:04:18 AM

Yes it'll be fine... Requirements aren't always very accurate. They're just general. Generally games work on any setup. Except MAYBE really old single core pentium 4's on integrated graphics.