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$600-$700 gaming build, first time.

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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    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.

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147122

    Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138357

    Cpu : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397

    Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256061

    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131460

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    Total: 507 usd.

    If you Add This Monitor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236099

    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.
  2. I don't claim to be an expert, but I thought the pentium was really old, would it be ok still?
  3. ^ 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.
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    But Chulex's build would be good enough.
  4. The games that I want to play: Civilization 5, Torchlight 2, Diablo 3, Mount and Bade series, and Anno 2070.
  5. Then Chulex's build is fine.
  6. Best answer selected by Torne.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.
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