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1st time builder Suggestions and Compatibility

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August 7, 2012 9:17:20 PM

Hey guys, i've done quite a bit of research the past couple weeks on how to build a pc. But since i'm an absolute nub, i want to know your thoughts on this build. All of the parts will be purchased at Newegg, but i wasn't sure if they were all compatible with each other or if they would get the job done. My goal is to play modern games like BF3, Diablo 3, SWTOR, and WOW(not modern lol) on med-high settings with atleast 45-60fps. Been saving up for a long time and really don't want to screw this up, thanks. (my budget is $800.00) this comes up to about $792.89/ (with shipping $810.86)

p.s i don't plan on overclocking is the aftermarket cpu cooler a must have?(and is the power supply good enough)?



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August 7, 2012 9:40:30 PM

A few observations...
If not overclocking, the stock HSF will be fine.
If not overclocking, you may want to reconsider your motherboard choice, not that it is a bad board but you are paying for features you don't need
That PSU is a very good one.
There are free antivirus programs that are just as effective (in some cases more-so) as McAfee. Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials come to mind off hand.
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August 7, 2012 9:45:25 PM

MSE is not good imo. Have had too many customer come in with infected computers that have MSE running.
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August 7, 2012 9:46:28 PM

Thanks, what board would you recommned? I've watched Newegg's 3 part series on how to put a rig together, judging by my parts do you think it would be too difficult to assemble? What performance do you think i would get on the games i listed.
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August 7, 2012 9:49:42 PM

Oh, what's a better alternative?
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August 8, 2012 12:59:52 AM

I like AVG Free version. Avast I consider decent too.
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August 10, 2012 9:38:26 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 20, 2012 8:02:05 AM

Best answer selected by Ccoalas.
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