Need a new computer for all around use 600-700

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next three weeks

Budget Range: preferably $600-700, but willing to spend a bit more if I need to

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing web, office work, gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, or any reliable US company

Location: Long Island, NY

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: The most demanding game I have is starcraft2, so I really just want a very fast and reliable computer; nothing too gpu heavy

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: laptop just broke
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  1. Hey, try going to or, they let you construct a pc build online and shows you how much each part will cost to add it on.

    I just figured it out like a few minutes ago, it seems pretty useful mate!
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital RE2 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.51 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ 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) ($89.13 @ Amazon)
    Total: $652.55
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 23:08 EDT-0400)
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