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Building a new computer, help please!

Last response: in Systems
August 14, 2012 11:38:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tommorrow

Budget Range: 1000-1200 after rebates/shipping/discounts

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Higher end gaming, MMO's, RTS

Are you buying a monitor: No, I have the monitor, keyboard & mouse

Parts to Upgrade: whole computer. I was thinking 2gb video card 3.4+ cpu, 8-16gb ram, 500gb-1tb drive.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, fine with OEM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is fine but if better deals are elsewere I'll buy from there.

Location: Eden prairie mn, 55344

Parts Preferences: I've heard alot of good things about intel. My last system was AMD and ran fine but if intel is pulling ahead in performance/cost I'll go with them. Not to picky

Overclocking: Maybe, I don't like overclocking because it voids warranties. But down the road if the computer cant handle what I throw at it, I can over clock.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: I wanna be able to run guildwars 2, and skyrim at ultra graphics. I dont need SLI right now but down the road I'd like to have it incase I want to upgrade without tearing the whole computer apart. I dont need SSD (dont understand the point of it). Basically I want a computer thats gonna be able to handle games that come out for 2-3 years, reasonably.

Basically need a solid system with no major bottlenecks that I can upgrade(easily) down the road if needed


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August 14, 2012 12:47:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1153.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 08:47 EDT-0400)
August 14, 2012 1:24:38 PM

make sure you ask for the windows disk