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September 7, 2012 11:50:15 PM

Hello,

Approximate Purchase Date: The closer the better

Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments:
First time builder, looking for computer to run Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft, and for some help on building, been doing reading on building. I'm looking for an AMD build and an Intel build. Yes I'm going to need an operating system like windows 7. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Parts already selected: None
September 8, 2012 12:02:16 AM

There you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($29.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.49
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 20:08 EDT-0400)

At 1024x768, this build will kill any game at Ultra.

When you have more money, I suggest you get a SSD for faster boot and loading times. This one will serve you very well:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
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September 8, 2012 12:08:11 AM

fpoon said:
There you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($29.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1009.13
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 20:04 EDT-0400)

At 1024x768, this build will kill any game at Ultra.

EDIT: I forgot you need an OS, give me a sec and I'll come up with a build that includes it.


Great parts list...however, yeah...it's highly overkill for OP's monitor resolution.

@ OP any consideration of upgrading your monitor? It may be better to reserve around ~$130 for a monitor and spend around $850 for parts.
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September 8, 2012 12:12:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ CompUSA)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.49 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($43.65 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1010.02
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-07 20:11 EDT-0400)

Personally my recommendation :) 

You lose overclocking, but you get a very beefy CPU to start with, and a 1080p monitor. You won't need to OC any i5 unless you're running a 3-way or 4-way SLI.
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September 8, 2012 12:18:46 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $61.30 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-80PLUS-Certified-Modular-... $86.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair CX 750 Watts 80PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply CP-9020015-NA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $157.98 save: $8.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $236.98 save: $11.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $33.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk... $67.06 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDP-128... $89.95 + $0.00 shipping
SanDisk 128 GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SDSSDP-128G- G25)

http://www.amazon.com/R7850-2xMiniDisplayPort-TWIN-FROZ... $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $204.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7850 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.40 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $988.15 *not including shipping & rebates
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September 8, 2012 12:19:24 AM

I had not thought of getting a new monitor, wanted all my money to go into the computer ... i prefer smaller screens as im blind in one eye. I like the solid state drive idea... and i was lookin to use the 7870 video card because of its power.
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September 8, 2012 12:30:28 AM

Do you know if the case is good Why_Me?
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September 8, 2012 12:33:12 AM

Thanks for your help guys. I appreciate it.
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September 8, 2012 12:33:55 AM

Best answer selected by JRS1Ghz.
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September 8, 2012 12:35:38 AM

JRS1Ghz said:
Do you know if the case is good Why_Me?

The case is excellent, great air flow, plenty of room for cables :) 
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September 8, 2012 12:39:01 AM

mocchan said:
The case is excellent, great air flow, plenty of room for cables :) 


Great thanks for the help
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September 8, 2012 12:42:33 AM

Welcome :) 
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