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August 2, 2012 2:14:36 AM

Hey, I have never built a computer before but I am tired of getting store bought computers that need tweaking and such. So I would like to put an end to that by building a computer that can support what i want. I am looking to build a gaming computer for around $1000-$1200 that can run games such as Swtor, D3 and GW2 on Med if not High settings with ease. I am a complete newcomer to putting a comp together and what would be best to spend money on and what I really wouldn't need. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

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August 2, 2012 2:21:29 AM

I recommend this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1116.76
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-01 22:20 EDT-0400)

If you want, you can add an SSD to decrease load times a bit. However, you'll need to downgrade the GPU a bit in order to make the budget. If you want top notch performance, just get the build I suggested above. You can add the SSD later once you obtain the cash. Hope this helps; good luck!
August 2, 2012 4:22:44 AM

Best answer selected by Etch_8.