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First time building a computer, could use some pointers/help.

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June 16, 2012 9:44:06 AM

I'm completely oblivious when it comes to computers, but I'll be working this summer and going back to school full time come fall, and plan on putting around 600-800 in a new computer that I can play the games I enjoy on highish settings. Along with this, I'd like to record and perhaps stream. I'd also like to upgrade the system overtime, so must be able to do that if at all possible.

Closer to the 600 the better, I still need to purchase the mouse, keyboard, and software.

Starcraft 2
Diablo 3
Wow
Perhaps some of the newer games also if a computer of this budget can handle it..

I appreciate everyone who replies to this offering help, have a good day!

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 months

Budget Range: I'd like to spend around 600-800 at most.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing.

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've been about reading newegg, and while I don't usually buy things online, newegg has a lot of good reviews so I'll probably cave and order everything from them. (Unless anyone knows of another reputable site that offers awesome deals.)

Country: US

Parts Preferences: I honestly don't care so long as I'm able to do what I'd like on the machine, meaning run games on good settings unlike my laptop I have for school where everythings on low.

Overclocking: Don't understand what overclocking is..

SLI or Crossfire: Again, no clue what it is.

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Hi :) 
June 16, 2012 10:13:41 AM

Overclocking is basically making the cpu run faster to get 2-6% increases in performance, you will need a good heatsink for that. SLI/Crossfire means that you run two GPUs simultaneously for more performanc, you won't be able to do this with your budget though.

Outline (feel free to downgrade the HDD/RAM) :
CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case : Your choice, make sure it is ATX compatible.

Total excluding case : $683
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June 16, 2012 10:18:27 AM

"Parts Not Required: Everything"

Eh?
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June 16, 2012 10:36:24 AM

FinneousPJ said:
"Parts Not Required: Everything"

Eh?


Fixed it, ment I have nothing towards the computer
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