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First Gaming Rig - $2000 budget

Last response: in Systems
June 7, 2012 9:15:57 AM

Hi guys, looking to build my first gaming PC, looking to run BF3, skyrim, total war and other games at full spec and HD resolutions. I'm an amateur so any help would be appreciated!

Approximate Purchase Date: September

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing

Parts Not Required: I can find a keyboard and mouse and speakers, then windows 7??

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: not sure

Country: Russia, but will have access to international components

Parts Preferences: don't know

Overclocking: Don't know

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know...will be on a single monitor

Monitor Resolution: don't know, likely on a Samsung 40' 5000 model tv

Additional Comments: sorry I know so little!


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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2012 11:58:52 AM

Why_Me's build is pretty good, though id modify some things.

PSU: Silverstone Strider PLUS 750W, 80+ Silver, Fully modular.
Better efficiency than the one's suggested above, Same price as the Seasonic suggested.

I personally like HAF cases, so of the two I would pick the 922. Although the only real difference between the two is styling, so pick which one looks better to you.

Rest of the Why_Me's build I wouldn't change.