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Looking to build a new Gaming Computer but im new to building them.

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June 11, 2012 7:25:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of the Month

Budget Range: (600-800$) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web, movies.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, also using a 650w PS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Country: America, New Jersey

Parts Preferences: No preference, just want it to run good and efficient

Overclocking: Maybe Dont know how to yet

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe dont know how to yet aswell

Monitor Resolution:1440x900 might be purchasing a new monitor also

Additional Comments: Looking to run D3 at Ultra and GW2 on ultra aswell, im tired of lagging as much as i do


My Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 12, 2012 12:48:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($256.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $742.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-11 20:47 EDT-0400)

This monitor is great if you want it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you already have that card??? What you could do is get another one and crossfire them. It would come out cheaper and you could also afford an i5-2500k.
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June 12, 2012 1:00:07 AM

Yeah i have that card all ready and was looking to get a i5 or a i7 anyway i could allways go over the 800$ mark if its worth the money.
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June 12, 2012 1:33:45 AM

What PSU do you have exactly?

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June 12, 2012 2:16:35 AM

Well if your PSU is 80 plus rated then 650W should be plenty. This is a build I would recommend.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $743.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-11 22:14 EDT-0400)

The only reason I picked the Sapphire HD 7770 is because the HIS doesn't come with a CrossfireX Bridge, which will be annoying. In any case, two HD 7770's match the performance of a GTX 580 so you will be doing great in any games.

Then if you want you can add the monitor that I suggested earlier.
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June 12, 2012 11:37:48 AM

Not to sure of my PSU because a friend of mine gave me it not to long ago. Also im looking to use the hard drive im using now in the pre built i bought from best-buy about 2-3 years ago so i don't have to buy another OS. Unless i can transfer the stuff to the new harddrive then ill go with a new one since this one only is a 300g one. I could also use the Optical drive out of my prebuilt aswell if that can put more money towards better Memory or a different motherboard but im not doubting your picks. And sorry for the late response i had to go to work earlier.
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