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New Gaming Rig Under $750

Last response: in Systems
July 9, 2012 5:05:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or so

Budget Range: Under $750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Internet, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Preferably NewEgg, but I dont really care

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, any brand for the other components

Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to have a clear sided case and would prefer that it was quiet, but that isnt required. I want to play CODMW 1-3, Skyrim

I have a build that i think would work pretty well but if you have any suggestions I am completely open to changing out just about anything.

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a c 278 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 5:29:52 PM

I think I'd ditch that whole build - there's no way you'll get any sort of frame rates with that video card (unless you want to run it on little to no details), Coolmax PSUs are among the absolute worst in the industry, and don't use laptop hard drives on desktop builds. The CPU cooler also isn't required if you're not using an unlocked CPU.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $786.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 5:45:48 PM

It's the same price as your 500GB HDD after the promo.