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Gaming PC $700 budget (First time build)

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September 2, 2012 8:51:11 PM

I've been using an awful laptop and its on its last leg. I've decided to build my own tower after hearing good stories from friends and their success. I don't need anything fancy just something that can play recent games. As of now i cannot run half of the games in my steam library :(  I've never built a computer before so i need all the advice you have.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of September

Budget Range: 700 (could go a little more)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music Production, internet

Parts Not Required: mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:amazon, new egg

Country:United states

Parts Preferences:no preference

Overclocking:maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future



Just looking for the best for my money

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September 2, 2012 9:54:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.42 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $714.70
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 17:54 EDT-0400)

Here's an AMD build
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September 4, 2012 9:43:19 PM

Thanks mate! Much Appreciated!
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September 5, 2012 3:29:24 AM

Consider an Intel build as suppose to an AMD build. While the one bctande1 suggested is good, it is generally known/recognized/accepted that Intel CPU's are much faster than AMD's these days, specifically in gaming. Even an i3 can beat most AMD's, despite core count or clock speed.
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September 11, 2012 11:58:10 PM

Best answer selected by elkmer.
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