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Gaming pc ~Budget 700-800

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August 17, 2012 5:33:28 PM

I have never actaully put together a computer nor do i know some of the computer terms used in some of the topics i've seen. I'm pretty much looking for something to Replace my now new laptop that had malware which I have to send into Hp to get fixed. I'm not looking foward to waiting a month to get back with half or everything i've saved missing.


Approximate Purchase Date: Next week (Between thurs-mon) 23rd-27th of Aug
Budget Range: Around 700-900 after shipping ect.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Pc gaming(Everything from gw2 to multiple stream games like TF2, The Heist and other popluar games. Website surfing (Watching Twitch.tv streams while gaming)

Are you buying a monitor: No my current monitor is a SyncMaster B2430HD. Specs are
Display Type LCD display / TFT active matrix
Diagonal Size 24 in - Widescreen
Display interface HDMI VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080


Parts to Upgrade: I'm just looking for something to be able to play League of Legends and GW2 Then Update in the near future.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com would be good. I also do have a Micro-center not too far away from me.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Parts Preferences: The best parts for this budget would be good.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I would like a case that has enough room for me to put in a cooler in it for the hot days. I also want to be able to dual screen with this build and Run most games at either high or medium

Why Are You Upgrading?: I made the mistake of buying a laptop thinking I could do some gaming on it. turns out I could barely play GW2 on it and I just bought this laptop 9 months ago. a

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August 17, 2012 5:40:00 PM

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I have never actaully put together a computer nor do i know some of the computer terms used in some of the topics i've seen.


given this, I just want to be sure...are you looking to build your own or do you want a prebuilt?
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August 17, 2012 6:05:05 PM

I want to build my own. From what i've been told it's cheaper just to build it on your own. Unless something prebuilt will be good enough for a couple months before i upgrade the parts inside it if that's possible.
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August 17, 2012 9:37:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.32 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $797.19
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 17:36 EDT-0400)
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August 18, 2012 2:33:16 AM

Thank you alot Screwy. Hopefully all these parts are around when I order next thurs.
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August 18, 2012 10:18:11 AM

since you have a micro center nearby, check there fr the cpu + motherboard
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August 18, 2012 6:51:29 PM

I was able to find the CPU for cheaper. I'm tempted to just get everything from there so i don't have to wait a week for newegg and the other sites to ship it to me and won't have to worry about disgruntled fedex/ups workers to toss my items around. xD
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August 18, 2012 7:04:11 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.32 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM5200 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $797.19
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-17 17:36 EDT-0400)



Not bad, but if he drops the SSD he can afford a much more powerful Radeon 7850 .
Id rather wait a little longer for games to load and play them at higher FPS and/or details

The power supply can then be dropped to a 500 watt unit and that should put enough $$ in the budget for a better case
The Antec ONE . Cooling , cable management and front USB 3 ports for $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 18, 2012 7:29:14 PM

Could i remove the SSD from the build for now and buy one later? Or will that cause a problem with any of the items listed? After work tonight I'll work on updating the current build I'm going to go with and I'll post it. An suggestions will be nice.
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August 19, 2012 2:17:46 AM

you could, yes.

the 600W was on sale, cheaper thn the 500W, only reason I picked it
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August 19, 2012 5:26:18 AM

With a few tweaks I'm down to this list so far. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f0Jp . I'm buying a few items from amazon like the OS, keyboard and optical drive. Hopefully by the time i order all of these none of them will lose their bonus or boost up in price.
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August 19, 2012 10:30:09 AM

looks good to me.

I'll suggest you see if you can get the h77 board at microcenter when you get the cpu.
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August 19, 2012 2:39:53 PM

I've been asking around and some people have told me the drivers for the 7000 series are messed up in some way. is this true?
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August 20, 2012 4:30:43 PM

not really, no
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August 20, 2012 4:46:11 PM

you should check http://www.microcenter.com/index.html than put in Northeast Ohio which is where i am located and they have an i5 2500k for $159.99. plus you get great deals when you buy a bunch of stuff in the store.
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August 21, 2012 3:03:02 AM

drubsam103 said:
you should check http://www.microcenter.com/index.html than put in Northeast Ohio which is where i am located and they have an i5 2500k for $159.99. plus you get great deals when you buy a bunch of stuff in the store.


True but some of the parts in my build cost more at microcenter but I'll take a trip there before I actaully do the orders for each of the websites so I can see how much more money i'll be spending since i'm saving 40 bucks getting the cpu at microcenter
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November 16, 2012 12:25:36 PM

After about 6 months of using this computer i've built it's starting to lag and freeze up for a few seconds and up to 2 minutes most times. i've done a short test on the hard drive and theres some type of error with the test. Would it be easier just to buy a new HDD and win8 instead of going thru the pain of mailing back the hdd just to hear i have to possibly buy another HDD?
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