$1300 Gaming Computer

Approximate Purchase Date: October

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, student, internet browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Michigan
Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (at least for the monitor I am looking to get.

Additional Comments: This will be my first time building a computer. For the case, is it possible to buy dust filters for the fan? The case I want, the CM HAF 932 doesn't include them. I am assuming dust buildup will be an issue without dust filters.


Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130645

VGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127696

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115233

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
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  1. Your build is all compatible you did a good job
  2. i can do a better job than that

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eOcv

    get the os from this guy. sells it for much cheaper
    http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/microsoft-windows-home-premium-x-71238157.htm

    he also sells microsoft office for around the same price. check around
  3. Would opt for something other than the GTX 660 Ti. Not quite on par with AMD cards just yet especially at the price point.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-benchmark-review,3279-17.html

    Check out my $1100 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Switch the CPU with the i5 3450 (-$33)
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3450-Quad-Core-Processor-Cache/dp/B007SZ0ECE%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1240995-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB007SZ0ECE
    Swap the PSU with the Rosewill (+$0)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133
    You'll get the 7950 (a better GPU) an SSD that's fairly large.

    You can keep your monitor, OS here:
    http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-64-bit-oem-branded.html
    BBB Approved with an A+ rating so it's a solid site.
  4. http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g47/c223/list/p1/Fan_Accessories-Fan_Filters.html?id=capWPy2m <----- Dust Filters


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