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First Homebuilt Gaming Computer

Approximate Purchase Date: As Soon as possible!

Budget Range: 850-950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming!

Parts Not Required: I have a gaming headset that can be plugged into a computer, im not worried about the monitor or the keyboard or mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: Im from america? im sort of confused by this question

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, and Nvidia Graphics Card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: I do not know

Monitor Resolution: I guess the higher the better, but id like maximum performance.

Additional Comments: I am looking to build a computer to play Starcraft 2, Guild Wars 2, and Diablo 3 on the best settings if possible. I am extremely new to building PC's, but i have a few friends that can help me with the actual put together.

What I am looking for is a computer that will be under $850, and can last me a few years. As i said i truely dont know what im looking at/looking for. I would like to stay with an intel processor, and Nvidia Graphics card, but other than that thats about all i really care about.

If someone can give me a buildout that they believe can run all these games at the max settings for a reasonable price it would be greatly appreciated, heck if you want to build it for me i would possibly interested also.

As i said before ANY help is appreciated!!!


PS:

I posted this in a different section before i found this section, so i copied and pasted what i posted before, and then followed the template.

Any help is extremely appreciated!!

Thank You very much in advanced
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    And the GTX 560 is great. I have the EVGA GTX 560 SC. It's a great card, and you could always get a second and SLI, if needed.

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    The ASROCK
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    Or the Gigabyte
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    As i said i honestly dont know too too much about anything so whatever you guys believe is what i will be going with.

    Another quick question.

    The link with the Amazon Processor
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    Is there any difference???
  7. nfingers said:
    For the motherboard, which one do you guys think is better?

    The ASROCK
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314&Tpk=B75%20Pro3

    Or the Gigabyte
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128540


    As i said i honestly dont know too too much about anything so whatever you guys believe is what i will be going with.

    Another quick question.

    The link with the Amazon Processor
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3450-Processor-BX80637I53450/dp/B007SZ0ECE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1339636238&sr=1-15

    And the New Egg one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Is there any difference???

    The only difference on the boards that I can see is the Asrock board has 4 RAM slots allowing for another 8GB set of RAM and is a full size ATX board. The Gigabyte board you linked is a mATX (micro ATX) and only has two RAM slots.

    With the cpu's the one from Amazon is the newer Ivy Bridge cpu that allows for PCI-E 3.0 and native 3.0 USB for starters, and the 2500K you linked from newegg is the older Sandy Bridge line of cpu's. It's an unclocked cpu and can be over clocked but you would want a different board if you had plans of doing that. Seeing how over clocking any of these 1155 cpu's nets you about nothing in regards to extra FPS in games, I would stick with the newer Ivy Bridge cpu. If you use anything other than an Ivy Bridge cpu in those B75 boards then you need to drop down to 1333Hz RAM for the fact 1600Hz RAM is only supported with those boards when using an Ivy Bridge cpu.
  8. Ordered my parts today. Super excited for them to come.

    Thank you to everyone for all the help!
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