Gaming Build ≈ 1400$

Approximate Purchase Date: Preferably This Weekend

Budget Range: ≈ 1400$ After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Internet, and Watching Videos

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, and OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Indifferent

Overclocking: Unlikely

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Alright the reason for getting a new build is mainly for gaming. I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I've been using, and it's been able to run games like WoW and SWTOR on low settings with adequate fps. I just entered the Guild Wars 2 beta however after pre-purchasing the game, and it was unplayable even on low settings. It would probably improve as the beta continues, but I figure it's time to purchase a computer for gaming anyways. I know where I can get it built so that won't be an issue, but I still need to buy the parts. This is my first build so be patient.

Here's what I have at the moment.

As I said this is my first build so constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
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  3. $150 is a bit too much for a 120gb SSD, get the 128Gb Crucial M4 for $20 cheaper (The M4 seems to be the forum favourite on SSD's)

    A 560Ti is a bit weak to put in a gaming build of this budget, and the 7850 is the same price but better.
    If you have some extra cash, go up to a 7870 or 7950

    Bit of a downgrade, but you can get the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 for about $50 cheaper and will serve you just as well, while also providing USB3 support for the front of your case.
    Can get the Extreme6 if you want.

    For $15 more you can get the 1Tb model of the same HDD

    With the Z77 motherboard I suggested, may want to get the Ivy Bridge i5 3570k CPU.

    Tryng to figure this out myself, but you may want to get low profile RAM just to be sure it doesn't get in the way of the Hyper 212 (good cooler by the way).

    Well that's all my advice for now. Good luck with the build.
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