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First time gaming build, I need help

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July 5, 2012 6:41:55 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and then other every day things like web browsing videos maybe a little photoshop

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Tiger Direct (I would prefer not to use Newegg beings I would have to pay an extra 9.25% sales tax)

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter just whatever has the best quality and value

Overclocking: Maybe, but most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future, but not right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Doesn't need to be flashy just looking for a good setup for the money.I have been looking at this on Tiger Direct: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... If you can build something better for the money I would really love your help. I can probably do $650 without an OS.(I can get a discount on Windows 7 or I might wait for 8) I want something that I can upgrade when it needs to be upgraded so I can use this build for more than just a couple years.

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July 6, 2012 12:31:05 PM

Newegg has better prices overall; stay away from bundles; you'll get leftover stuff.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $35 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50 after rebate; yes, you should spend more on the power supply than the case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $107 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($199.99 with this promo code: EMCNCND28; register online for newegg's email promos; it takes 24 hours to process, then this promo code will work)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $165 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $95 (retail boxed drives are less likely to fail due to better packaging)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (out of stock; check craigslist for similar deals and negotiate a lower price if you think it's too high; found a dell 23 inch like new for $60 the other day; the owner had switched to a laptop.
Search craigslist for a copy of windows 7; someone on my local craigslist is selling his windows 7 pro unopened for just $50 this morning.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (this board will save you $45) I use biostar in both my systems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $25 savings; almost as fast as the 6870

The free shipping and lower prices will save you as much or more than paying the sales tax.
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July 6, 2012 6:01:11 PM

Thanks for your help but I only have 600 I already have a monitor keyboard, mouse, and i can get windows 7 ultimate for 10 dollars
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