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$800 gaming pc.

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October 8, 2012 9:38:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1 Month.

Budget Range: $800 After Rebates; before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, videos. I play Ultima Online.(lol) Thinking about trying Battlefield and WOW on decent settings.

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, amazon, tiger.

Location: Connecticut

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel I guess. Haven't built a pc since maybe 2004. Use to use Amd all the time, but I heard they suck now. :(  They were great for budget gaming in the past.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Thank you in advance for all your help. I'm using an acer with AMD 64 x2 and 1gb of ram. It's so slow, and when I watch videos or play games it shuts off. I'm sure anything will be better than this.

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October 8, 2012 11:23:34 PM

Here is a build that costs 833$ and will play lol at high settings and BF3 and WOW and high or ultra graphics on a 1680x1050 monitor.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jL6a
October 8, 2012 11:50:17 PM

^ Bad build. Too much on case and RAM.
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October 9, 2012 12:26:25 AM

Thanks guys for your input. I was just thinking about my monitor resolution. Would I see a big difference if I upgraded my monitor? Would I see a big difference if I went with 1920x1080? I see that they are not too much money. Thanks!
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October 9, 2012 12:35:29 AM

nytecomm said:
Thanks guys for your input. I was just thinking about my monitor resolution. Would I see a big difference if I upgraded my monitor? Would I see a big difference if I went with 1920x1080? I see that they are not too much money. Thanks!

No. Not much difference. You will not notice any decrease in aliasing because you only get 30 more vertical pixels. You get a little more on the sides due to the 16:9 ratio vs. your 16:10, but no I wouldn't say it's worth it unless you have a 20" and want a 24". In that case I'd recommend a 1920x1200 monitor though. Now those are nice.
October 11, 2012 12:26:58 AM

I wouldn't get a ASRock motherboard because they aren't in any of the ATX sizes so even though it says micro-ATX it isn't so it can get bendy and that's not good.
a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2012 5:18:58 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.44 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $813.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

a bit over, if you really want to, you can downgrade MOBO and CPU to save more money
a b 4 Gaming
October 11, 2012 5:20:39 AM

also i can vouch on the mATX from asrock, it is pretty decent, they're not many problems with it either.

would love to build an ITX with it
October 13, 2012 3:19:55 AM

The only thing I don't like about the ASRock mobos is that they don't use noraml ATX sizes. The ASRock H77M is 9.6"x 8.5" but the real size of a micro is 9.6"x 9.6" so not all of the screw holes will line up right no most cases.
October 13, 2012 4:05:44 AM

I did a little research on the ASRock motherboards and your right, and I sorry for hating on ASRock.
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