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First Gaming Build

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May 23, 2012 3:06:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week(Memorial Weekend)

Budget Range: 600-800 Before Rebates

System Usage: Games, Watching Movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, disc burner, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe, I don't want to though.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I plan to play games like GTA 4, Fable 3, Skyrim, Battlefield. I prefer to play it on 1080p res. I am not sure of the Video Card and Mobo, so if there is any better one please comment. Please also tell me if they are compatible or not, it's my first time making a gaming build(:


Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer

Subtotal: around $784 before rebates.

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May 23, 2012 3:11:52 AM

Nothing wrong with those choices, but I think at that price point I would make a few adjustments... you don't need the quad core as much as you need a better GPU.

You could also save some in some other areas, and end up with a bit more power.

I'll give you a list in a sec.

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May 23, 2012 3:33:09 AM
May 30, 2012 3:53:23 AM

Best answer selected by endlessound.