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

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May 14, 2012 11:25:36 PM

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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!!
May 14, 2012 11:51:58 PM

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!!!
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May 15, 2012 12:41:55 AM

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.
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May 15, 2012 2:17:54 AM

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.
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May 15, 2012 2:25:53 AM
May 15, 2012 2:27:31 AM

Ooops, drop one of those motherboards obviously.
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May 15, 2012 6:32:00 PM

How does this look?




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May 15, 2012 6:34:14 PM

It all looks good.
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May 15, 2012 6:43:53 PM

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
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May 15, 2012 7:55:04 PM

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.

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