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$600-700 build including monitor

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September 2, 2012 5:08:03 PM

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
September 3, 2012 12:23:51 AM

help pls
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September 3, 2012 12:32:30 AM

Gimme a sec.
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September 3, 2012 12:45:10 AM

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)
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September 3, 2012 12:51:39 AM

Do you think i would be able to play total war shogun with the build you suggested. thanks by the way
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September 3, 2012 1:08:53 AM

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.
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September 3, 2012 1:11:39 AM

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.
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September 3, 2012 1:14:58 AM

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.
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September 3, 2012 1:17:43 AM

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.
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September 3, 2012 1:21:19 AM

A Phenom II would last longer though, as it is quad.
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September 3, 2012 1:23:15 AM

Or you could get more RAM instead, the i3 sounds good for your games. I'd get 8GB if I were you though.
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September 3, 2012 1:26:02 AM

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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