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September 13, 2012 12:05:56 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Sometime 1-3 months

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (MMO's), Watching movies, surfing the web
Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect, pretty much anywhere that ships,

Location: CA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

My main purpose for this build is to be able to play games at least on medium-high setting, I need help on deciding what fan to get, and any other things you guy's recommend. TY!

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $15 AR
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $22 AR
CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/product/354589/Core_i5_2500K... - $160
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $0, (will upgrade later on)
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $87 AR
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $0 Included with MB deal.
Ram: Still deciding
Fans: Need help on what fans to get

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September 13, 2012 12:12:18 AM

you can't play games with that card... buy this:

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $440.89
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September 13, 2012 12:18:02 AM

idroid said:
you can't play games with that card... buy this:

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $440.89



PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371046 - $15 AR
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146075 - $22 AR
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157325 - $87 AR
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227725 - $0 Included with MB deal.

I should have specified but these are the parts I already have, and have to use.
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