I have no idea what I am doing. Any help appreciated
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
Hi! Welcome to the community. Newegg has a very helpful tutorial on building a computer.
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.
This build will max any game for a while.
Nice topic title by the way, made me actually lol.
Check out my $1100 build guide here:
My article/guide itself should help you understand a bit more about the parts themselves.
Swap the 7950 with this GTX 670 (+30 Remember to use the promo): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
Total: $1220 before rebates.
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?ItemList=Combo.1021001 $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?ItemList=Combo.1033225 $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=N82E16820231544 $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-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344214515&sr=1-1 $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-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_4?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344222450&sr=1-4 $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-Drive-SDSSDX-120G-G25/dp/B006EKJCWM $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_gtx_660_ti_2gb_reference_video_card_overclocked/index.html <----- GTX 660 ti 2GB (est. retail $300 & due for release August 16th).
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b $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-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO $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-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $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-Headset/dp/B006ZS5AQA/ref=pd_cp_pc_2 $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/dp/B006W41W7S/ref=pd_cp_pc_3 $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/P8Z77V_LK/ <----- another look at that Asus board along with a link to the latest bios update
http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html/ <----- another look at that Corsair case