1st time builder...prepping for ARMA 2&3

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Approximate Purchase Date: two weeks (by or before the end of May)

Budget Range: (e.g.: $900 ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, browsing the net/ vids, and some papers

Parts Not Required: monitor* I have a 37" 1080p that I might try to use depending on what you guys think

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com amazon.com

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Low noise, reliable. I will need a wireless mouse, keyboard, and headset. Also, windows 7 and a anti virus program.
BOTTOMLINE: I have $1,100 for everything, if my tv isn't going to work then I need a monitor too! Thanks for all the help!!
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  1. Before you guys flame me, I have looked around the forum at some other builds. I'm just unsure as to what will be a necessity for playing a demanding game like ARMA 2 or 3. I also was unsure if my idea to use my TV as a monitor would work or not. Any and all builds or tips will be greatly appreciated!!!
  2. a good tip would be to get a monitor, I dont recommend using your TV for your computer. build your computer wishlist on newegg and then post the wishlist here and we can help you tweak it.
  3. Part of the problem is that I am doing all this on my phone, because my laptop broke several months ago. So I'm not goin to be able to post my wish list on here. To be honest I don't know the intricacies of putting a computer together. I pick products out that I read on here and end up with a $1300 price tag. I will spend a pretty penny I. Something but I need to know that it is going to run for a while and run fast.
    I know I'm not giving you guys anything to go off of, but if someone would take the time and say, "hey crispy, buy this !" then I'll do it and I'll be extremely happy about it!
    If I can get to a computer I will post my wish list, but if anyone with the knowledge has the time, it would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Ooops, drop one of those motherboards obviously.
  5. Thanks a lot!!
  6. How does this look?




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    Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,two-toned interior coating,come with Three Fans,Support up to 7 Fans, ...
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    Item #:N82E16811147061
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    $79.99 -$20.00 Instant $59.99


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    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Model #:GA-Z68XP-UD3
    Item #:N82E16813128512
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    Mail in Rebate Card
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    $159.99 -$20.00 Instant $139.99


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    PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Model #:AX7850 2GBD5-2DH
    Item #:N82E16814131464
    Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
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    $249.99   $249.99


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    OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 ...
    Model #:OCZ-ZT750W
    Item #:N82E16817341052
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99


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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Model #:BX80623I52500K
    Item #:N82E16819115072
    Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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    $219.99   $219.99


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    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    Model #:CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    Item #:N82E16820233144
    Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $54.99 -$5.00 Instant $49.99


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    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:ST1000DM003
    Item #:N82E16822148840
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $109.99 -$10.00 Instant $99.99


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    Logitech MK320 Black USB RF Wireless Standard Desktop
    Model #:920-002836
    Item #:N82E16823126188
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $39.99 -$3.00 Instant $36.99


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    Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design
    Model #:ET.VS1HP.001
    Item #:N82E16824009255
    Return Policy:Monitor Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $199.99 -$60.00 Instant $139.99


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    Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
    Model #:51MZ0310AA005
    Item #:N82E16826158082
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $49.99 -$15.00 Instant $34.99


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    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    Model #:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
    Item #:N82E16827135204
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $17.99   $17.99


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    Model #:GFC-02050
    Item #:N82E16832116986
    Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $99.99   $99.99


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    VIPRE Antivirus 2012 - 1 PC
    Model #:VAV11Y2012MB-0000US
    Item #:N82E16832832007
    Return Policy:Software Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
    Note (Add)
    $39.99 -$5.00 Instant $34.99


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    Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM
    Model #:980-000023
    Item #:N82E16836121014
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $33.99 -$9.00 Instant $24.99
  7. It all looks good.
  8. The total is just over $1300 but I will have everything that I need. As long as you guys don't have any suggestions, I'll probably order it next week
  9. You don't need to pay for anti-virus software. Use a free one like Microsoft Security essentials or AVG. Let me just check your list to be sure you are getting the best deals.
  10. Look here at the email special deals:

    http://www.newegg.com/emailpromo/?cm_sp=shoppingguide-_-email-_-100111

    Promo code for the HDD


    Also, the Ranger case comes in combo with the SAME PSU, different brand name:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915409
    Bot the Rosewill HIVE and OCZ ZT 750W are made by the same company.
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