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$600-$800 PC Build (Gaming & Casual Video Editing)

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August 26, 2012 2:19:28 PM

Hi, I'm new to building PCs and I would like to build my first system, that is able to play most games at high levels. My friend said I could build a decent pc for around $500, so I figured I could go alittle high then that to get a good/great pc. I want a good amount of ram, I plan on doing video editing and playing games. Keep in mind this is for CASUAL video editing, no major movies/projects just for gaming montages.


Also please suggest 3-4 good towers for me so I can pick one, I'm not sure what are good, and what are bad, I would like a good "cooling" tower, but it doesn't have to be anything extra as long as my pc won't overheat.

I am buying this build today or tomorrow so please help me ASAP.


Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in August

Budget Range: $600-750 // Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, browsing, college coding classes.

Are you buying a monitor: No





Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 or 8.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: Bay Shore, NY.

Parts Preferences: Whatevers best.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 32" Inch tv, not sure of resolution

Additional Comments: I need a great cooling system.

Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop has good specs but constantly overheats causing games to slow down in frame rate, I need a PC who can handle games better and not have overheating problems and slow frame rate problems.


This was one of my suggested builds from an old thread about 1-2 months ago.
nekulturny said:
That build is badly unbalanced. Go cheaper on the video card and better on CPU.

CPU- i5-2400 $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo- $85 with mail in rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- 8GB- $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive 500GB- $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power- Seasonic 520 modular $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card- Sapphire 7850- $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case- Elite 430- $35 with rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive- $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total-$748 and much better balance for what you're looking for. Do understand that the power supply is not adequate for a crossfire configuration of 2 7850s.



If you feel I should wait please let me know as well, for price drops, etc. PLEASE STAY IN MY PRICE RANGE, I cannot go over more that $830, but prefer to stay around the range I posted.
August 26, 2012 2:40:09 PM

Really need some advice ASAP, i want to order this today so I can begin building soon.
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August 26, 2012 3:45:13 PM

BUMP, please help. I want to buy this today!
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August 26, 2012 5:10:33 PM

Are you planning on overclocking?
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