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October 5, 2012 11:20:46 PM

What do you guys think about this build for gaming? I plan on playing World of Warcraft
and League of Legends. I will most likely be using skype while playing these. I might also try a few modern games such as Call of Duty but I don't care much for high-detail graphics.

If you see anything that might make this incompatible please tell me.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/js9V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/js9V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/js9V/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.28 @ Amazon)
Total: $610.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Thanks.
October 5, 2012 11:53:50 PM

Looks fine to me. Only thing I would suggest is getting a dual channel memory kit instead of a single stick.

RAM is cheap right now too, and you could get double the amount for less than double the price. If you keep an eye out, you can easily pick up a 2x4GB kit for $30-35.
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October 6, 2012 1:28:31 AM

How does this look?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jsIL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jsIL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jsIL/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $629.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 6, 2012 1:36:23 AM

Looks great!

You could save $10 if you grabbed these G.skill Ares with a promo going right now, and this WD Blue 500GB with the same specs, but that's nitpicking. :) 
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October 6, 2012 3:50:35 AM

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