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New Computer Build (mostly gaming) >$1000

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July 26, 2012 11:00:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: asap

Budget Range: >$1000 after shipping (give or take of course)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, movies, cad, excel, internet

No Monitor

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: only have used newegg in the past, but open for any site

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Lansdale/Pennsylvania/United States

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1366 x 768

Additional Comments: WoW, Diablo III, VLC, AutoCad,

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is shot and I would rather get a desktop since I no longer need it for college
a b 4 Gaming
July 26, 2012 11:10:17 PM

do you happen to have a microcenter near by? it can really save you a lot of money

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d5p1

this wil max out your games super easily. might want to buy a new monitor

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a b 4 Gaming
July 26, 2012 11:23:36 PM

for your resolution u can pretty much make a crap build and get 60 fps for the monitor

i would say make a $900 computer and spend about $100+ on a 1080p monitor about 23"

if not, you can make a build pretty much using an i3, $100-$130 Mobo, $50-$75 case, a $100-$200 GPU, 4 GB of ram, and a 500W PSU

you can pretty much max out all settings with a build like this for your monitor

now if you do get a new monitor(which is not necessary but will upgrade the pretty pictures for your movies and games) i would make a rig like this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d5sH
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July 26, 2012 11:35:22 PM

I do have another monitor with 1920 x 1080 res (around 21''). Ive been using my 32'' tv as my monitor which is what I originally started in the post; and yes there is a microcenter nearby.

Thanks for the feedback
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2012 12:34:24 AM

ok then good.

you can go to microcenter and get the i5 3570k for 189.99 and the asrock extreme4 board for around 99.99 dollars
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2012 3:36:32 AM

yep with a microcenter nearby you can save quite a bit

you can also get 2x4GB ram over there if you do not want to order online/pay shipping

this lets you spend more on stuff like GPU,PSU, and Case
(ordered from most important to least)

you can already get a pretty cheap 520W supply and will work good

but if you are planning on getting a second GPU, you should make it go to 700W or more

if you want to spend more on the PSU and don't have enough for a good case(usually $80+ for good cable management) then get a modular PSU that is 700-800W

if you do have the case i would say to get your hands on a 670 GPU that will last for quite a while and it can fit inside your budget
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