$600-700 build including monitor

Approximate Purchase Date: End of September

Budget Range: $600-700 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing web,

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Ncix

Parts Preferences: Intel i3-2120

Overclocking: Maybe In the future if possible

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Preferably 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like to be able to play most games a med to high settings but if not possible with current budget willing to make compromises.


Was considering this build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gj1X
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  1. help pls
  2. Gimme a sec.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.10 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($22.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $718.51
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 20:45 EDT-0400)
  4. Do you think i would be able to play total war shogun with the build you suggested. thanks by the way
  5. traffik_- said:
    Do you think i would be able to play total war shogun with the build you suggested. thanks by the way


    You'd benefit from getting a stronger CPU for that game.
  6. That GPU is too much, I'd cut down to a 6870 and spend more on the CPU, get an i5 if available. If you need the CPU in that price range I'd suggest getting a Phenom II.
  7. bctande1 said:
    You'd benefit from getting a stronger CPU for that game.

    i guess i should have specified what kind of games i would be playing sorry lol.
  8. montosaurous said:
    That GPU is too much, I'd cut down to a 6870 and spend more on the CPU, get an i5 if available. If you need the CPU in that price range I'd suggest getting a Phenom II.

    What kind of build would you suggest to go along with an i5? that isnt over $700 of course.
  9. A Phenom II would last longer though, as it is quad.
  10. Or you could get more RAM instead, the i3 sounds good for your games. I'd get 8GB if I were you though.
  11. montosaurous said:
    A Phenom II would last longer though, as it is quad.

    could you recommend me a build around the phenom. i put most of my time into looking for an i3 build and the help would be appreciated.
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