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August 6, 2012 1:07:11 AM

After months of looking for a good gaming computer, I decided to go the rout everyone says to go. Im going to build one. I havnt the slightest clue of what to look for or what to get, but I have a slight idea. I just want someone to give me some advice, or recommendations. I intend on using the computer to play skyrim(preferably on the highest quality), bf3, wow, and the old republic. My spending limit is 1,300. thank you for reading

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August 6, 2012 1:11:34 AM

Hi! Welcome to the community. Newegg has a very helpful tutorial on building a computer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw

For the parts, I'd recommend a GTX 670, i5-3750K, and 8GB of RAM.

Also, will you want to overclock? Overclocking makes your CPU run at a higher frequency than it's rated for.
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August 6, 2012 3:33:02 AM

This build allows you to add another one of those GTX 660 ti's later on in SLI which is a good thing if you plan on playing games like BF3 that take advantage of dual video cards.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $151.98 save: $18.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $314.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $80.14 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Gb-s2-5-Inch-Driv... $100.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4873/nvidia_geforce_g... <----- GTX 660 ti 2GB (est. retail $300 & due for release August 16th).

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $88.73 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,097.30 *not including mail in rebates


http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $149.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Prec... $35.31 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-GameCom-380-Stereo-He... $38.62 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Plantronics GameCom 380 Stereo PC Gaming Headset

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-Gaming-Headset... $32.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Gaming Headset


http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7... <----- another look at that Asus board along with a link to the latest bios update

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that Corsair case
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