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Gaming PC for around 600 New Pls Help

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August 11, 2012 2:39:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Weekend

Budget Range: $650 after everything is said and done

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, A lot of different types of games: Wow, LoL, MW3, Steam games, some Indy horror games, etc

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but that will be bought separately, i would love your guys' opinion for this based on my build.



Parts to Upgrade: none

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any website

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Los Angeles, CA

Parts Preferences: Would love and Intel Processor
Overclocking: Maybe if budget allows but i highly doubt it will

SLI or Crossfire: No Maybe in the far future

Your Monitor Resolution: Your recommendations.

I found this build Pls look over it and pick it apart if you have to haha.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ekXC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ekXC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ekXC/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $595.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 22:28 EDT-0400)

Thank you in advance :) 

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August 11, 2012 3:27:54 AM

I like the build and all, but personally I'd go with a z77 chipset instead oh h77. Even though you don't need it for this particular build, I think it's better to have options and not use them then to not have them at all. The big question about this build, though, is what resolution do you plan on gaming at?
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August 11, 2012 3:33:28 AM

Honestly I Havent bought a monitor and I kinda wanted to know what res. would be best for this system.
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August 11, 2012 3:40:29 AM

Personally I think this rig is perfect for OP's need and his choice of games. Even at 1080p, he should be able to play games at high settings due to the HD6870 being a VERY modest card :) 

The only suggestion I have is to change out your motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This board provides similar feature sets and costs a little less. So if you wanted, you can take that extra $30 and invest in a better GPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Taking out the HD6870 and replacing with this will increase your price to around $650, right at your budget :) 

I would highly suggest looking at a 1920x1080 monitor as that's the best resolution to game at the current moment :) 
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August 11, 2012 3:43:56 AM

I have a 6870, and 1366x768 is my perfect resolution. 1080p is doable for a lot of games, but hardcore games like crysis and BF3 are too much for it unless I lower the details a bunch. At 1366x768, I can turn the details way up and it plays great (I like high fps). However, if I were you, I'd get a 1080p monitor and play at a lower resolution or with lowered details. You'll thank yourself later on. Native resolution is always best, but it's not that big of a deal to me.
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August 11, 2012 3:51:30 AM

So this is looking like my rig:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $565.44
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 23:49 EDT-0400)

I really wish I could fork over more money for a better gpu but i cant atm.
I will get a 1080p monitor.
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August 11, 2012 3:54:10 AM

onevarez said:
So this is looking like my rig:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/elkY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $565.44
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 23:49 EDT-0400)

I really wish I could fork over more money for a better gpu but i cant atm.
I will get a 1080p monitor.


Looks good :) 

Your HD6870 will be able to perform very well at 1080p anyway, I remember getting 40-50FPS @1080p (high preset) on BF3 Multiplayer with my X4 955 set up. Probably even more if you're just going to play Campaign on BF3.

You won't have any problems with MW3, however, since that game isn't TOO demanding.
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August 11, 2012 3:56:09 AM

Thank you mocchan and Augray37 you guys are great :) 
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August 11, 2012 3:59:23 AM

onevarez said:

I really wish I could fork over more money for a better gpu but i cant atm.
I will get a 1080p monitor.


You won't be disappointed with this rig. I still think you should get a z77 motherboard, but the one suggested mocchan is good too.
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August 11, 2012 4:01:14 AM

You're very welcome :)  have fun!
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August 11, 2012 4:16:21 AM

Best answer selected by onevarez.
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