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New Gaming Rig Build

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July 19, 2012 4:12:49 PM

Hey All,
I want to build a computer for gaming, mostly League of Legends, Civ 5, and probably the new Splinter Cell: Blacklist game. I'd like to be able to comfortably run all of these at high setting but I won't be using the computer for video editing or anything like that. Anyone know of a good build for around $900 with a monitor and OS

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Whenever, within the next couple of months though

Budget Range: $800-900 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, Internet (obviously), some school work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Brand new system, no parts

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (On a side note, I found a site selling windows 7 for $75 here:
anyone know if this is legit or not?)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything and everything within the US

Location: Southern California

Parts Preferences: Would prefer Intel but is an AMD equivalent is cheaper, I'm more than willing to go with that

Overclocking: Will I need to Overclock to play the games I listed before?

SLI or Crossfire: Same as above

Your Monitor Resolution: I don't even know what a good resolution to have is anymore, anything that fits my budget

Additional Comments: Like I said before, playing LoL, Civ 5, Splinter Cell, and other random games. Won't be playing Battlefield or anything

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a good gaming rig for home

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a c 276 4 Gaming
July 19, 2012 4:19:51 PM

Here you go:

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: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $830.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-19 12:19 EDT-0400)
July 19, 2012 4:30:42 PM

Would I be able to go with a 6850 instead of the 7850 GPU? Your build comes out to around $1000 with monitor and OS which is a little out of my price range... Would the 6850 run those games with high settings or would I need the 7850?
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July 19, 2012 4:47:09 PM

6850 should be fine for all those games, but cant speak to the new splinter cell though, since it isnt out. If I had to guess I would say you would be OK.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2012 5:00:02 PM $62.99
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case $59.99 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B550-SA 550W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $75.90 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards GA-B75M-D3H $149.99 (IN-STORE PICKUP 1100 East Edinger Avenue Tustin, CA)
Intel Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor $42.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G $74.99 Ships Free
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Version OEM 64-Bit $119.99
Acer S211HL bd 21.5-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Display - Black

$914.81 *not including rebates
July 19, 2012 5:44:27 PM

Awesome, thanks! that processor @ $150 is awesome and brings it down to the point where I'll be able to buy the 6850. Thanks!
July 19, 2012 5:45:11 PM

Best answer selected by yoshiji.