$700 System: Great gamer, good multitasker, fast

Approximate Purchase Date: Later, holiday probably

Budget Range: $650-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Recording gameplay, video/photo editing, homework

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Everything!

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, used OEM on last build

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Microcenter, NCIX

Location: Houston, TX

Parts Preferences: Intel quad-core CPU, ONLY Gigabyte, MSI, or ASUS mobo, be able to PCIe 3.0 x16

Overclocking: Later down the road

SLI or Crossfire: Later when money comes around

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: LED Case if possible with fans already installed, want to run current and future games

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Built an AMD PC
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  1. Sorry man but with that budget you can't afford a Quad Core, the i3-2120 will fit your needs perfectly though. Even if you stretched your budget some more it would be better to upgrade the GPU than the CPU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.65 @ Amazon)
    Total: $662.12
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 20:11 EDT-0400)
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cYL0 what about this but downgrade the gpu to 5850 and pick the mobo that u want considering you don't want asrock
  3. I want NVIDIA over AMD everyday(except the 6950). I'm sticking with the i5 2310 cause it's a cheap i5. Now lets discuss GPU. I'm liking the 460 even though it's an early model. It out preforms a GTX 550Ti(compared on GPU review). I will go with the GTX 660Ti at Christmas time. I just want to let you know the 6870 is on Newegg for $150.
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