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June 7, 2012 7:59:55 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (this month or 2)

Budget Range: ($800-$1000) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, youtube, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse)

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

Country: (usa)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I would like to use an intel or amd CPU & asrock or asus mobo with a 18"-21.5" LCD monitor)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (preferably from to 1680x1050, 1920x1080)

Additional Comments: (I want it for minecraft, maybey crysis, bf3, tf2, metro 2033...etc and if a $800 pc can handle these with great frames per second im good but if you include monitor mouse and keyboard for gaming i will go $1000 or if i need to go to $1000 for great fps i will w/ out monitor keyboard and mouse) thank you so much

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June 7, 2012 8:06:17 PM

also speacial thanks to moornix for being so nice and this was not bumping sorry moornix and TH
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June 7, 2012 8:34:09 PM

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June 7, 2012 8:40:44 PM

PC Part Picker List

CPU: i5 3450
Mobo: AsRock H77 Pro4/MVP
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 2x4 GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
GPU: MSI Radeon 7850
PSU: Corsair CX500 V2
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
DVD: Lite On 24X
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor (1980x1080)
OS: Win 7

Total (before mail-in rebates): $1043.37
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $1013.37

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June 7, 2012 8:51:46 PM

Start here, for example:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-review/17
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-670-review/22

This shows you which graphics cards can handle Crysis or Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 with decent graphics quality and fps.

IMO you'd be happy with a GTX 570 or Radeon 7870 or GTX 670. They get 28/29/38 fps in Metro 2033 at 1920x1080, and 43/47/59 fps in Crysis 2.

This eVGA GTX 570 is $270 at Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this HIS 7870 for $330:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GTX 670 is around $400.

Edit: The HD 7850 is good too, about 1 fps behind the GTX 570 and a bit cheaper. Here's one for $235 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 7, 2012 9:24:39 PM

PC PartPicker

CPU: Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz
Mobo: ASRock H61DE/S3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB 3.5" 5400RPM
Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor

Total price: $972.44 after and $1012.44 before rebates

By saving some cash on SB instead of IB and parts that allow for OCing I managed to crack in an SSD and GTX 570. If you change your mind about OCing this system will be very unsuitable but the SSD gives you nice and snappy performance and the GTX 570 will play your games handsomely for some time to come.
I don't have much knowledge on monitors by the way so you might want a second opinion on the one I selected.
Hope this helps
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June 7, 2012 9:38:26 PM


can you please build me a pc for $800 with an intel cpu that can handle all these games with 35-40 fps on ultra or max settings
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June 7, 2012 9:51:45 PM

If you remove the SSD and get an i3 instead of i5 you get $819.45. It will still play games nicely: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Fow
You could save up a few dollars on the HDD or the monitor if you want to get below $800. Whatever you do don't get a $20 PSU or something, it can destroy you hardware if you are unlucky.
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June 7, 2012 9:57:41 PM

Thomas_89 said:
If you remove the SSD and get an i3 instead of i5 you get $819.45. It will still play games nicely: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Fow
You could save up a few dollars on the HDD or the monitor if you want to get below $800. Whatever you do don't get a $20 PSU or something, it can destroy you hardware if you are unlucky.


+1 Thomas_89, except I'd trade that HDD Caviar Green for something that spins at 7200 RPM. 5400 RPM will feel sluggish.

This won't play BF3 at max though. BF3 is known to be a very demanding game. TF2, and Crysis 1 should work great. Can't say anything about Metro 2033, as I am unfamiliar with the game.
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June 7, 2012 10:38:11 PM

Oh yes thanks moornix, I chose that HDD initially because there was an SSD in the build. When you remove it, a 7200rpm drive would definitely be the better choice. This is not a bad one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

By the way, although moornix is quite right in stating that BF3 is very demanding, this article of Tom's says you can get an average of almost 50fps on BF3 on ultra and 1080p with an GTX570, which I consider playable. The same article also states BF3 doesn't care much about your CPU so you should be just fine!
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June 7, 2012 10:51:50 PM

johan pc noob said:
can you please build me a pc for $800 with an intel cpu that can handle all these games with 35-40 fps on ultra or max settings



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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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-------------------This GPU is on par with a gtx 570 but can and will run hot. The trade off is the use of power an heat. But for under 800 there is very little alternative for in game performance for 209.00. There is wiggle room to go for a hd 7850 but not much. The gtx 480 can max out the most demanding game out, BF3 ultra settings with max AA. No other card I know of can do that for just over 200 bucks.----------


EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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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 ...
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June 16, 2012 6:54:20 AM

You don't really need to build your own computer - I've found a few good computers that aren't built under $1000.

Check this out - it's called the Rattler, and it's made by Cyberpower.
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Fang_III_-_Rattler/

i7-3770K processor, which is a really strong one and is ranked very high.
It's overclocked, 10% or more, which makes it faster.
8GB of RAM, so that should be enough for the games you listed.
1TB of memory and storage for files.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 video card, which is also very nice.

Overall, it's outstanding, and it's well worth its price. Right now there's a Father's Day sale and a discount. As of 6/16/12, it stands at $975.


If you really are looking to build a computer, you might want to look towards an i7 processor, and have at least 8GB of RAM. Also, video cards are important, but all three are needed for smooth and high frames and fast speed.
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June 16, 2012 10:47:48 PM

zeliboid8 said:
You don't really need to build your own computer - I've found a few good computers that aren't built under $1000.

Check this out - it's called the Rattler, and it's made by Cyberpower.
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Fang_III_-_Rattler/

i7-3770K processor, which is a really strong one and is ranked very high.
It's overclocked, 10% or more, which makes it faster.
8GB of RAM, so that should be enough for the games you listed.
1TB of memory and storage for files.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 video card, which is also very nice.

Overall, it's outstanding, and it's well worth its price. Right now there's a Father's Day sale and a discount. As of 6/16/12, it stands at $975.


If you really are looking to build a computer, you might want to look towards an i7 processor, and have at least 8GB of RAM. Also, video cards are important, but all three are needed for smooth and high frames and fast speed.


The i7 is not very useful for gaming. Few games use the hyperthreading that the i7 offers. Games are GPU intensive, not CPU intensive, so spending that extra money on an i7 is a waste. The 550 is a midrange card at best. The 480 is far more powerful. He's better off with the build loops recommended.
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