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First time builder needs help [under 700$]

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October 15, 2012 11:17:18 AM

Hello fello forum-goers. I am looking to build a computer for the first time and am looking for a bit of help piecing one together that will run well.

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime within the next couple of weeks

Budget Range: 600-700 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, Surfing the net, watching movies, multitasking such as two of these tasks at once

Parts Not Required: Speakers, mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country: US

Parts Preferences: preferably intel as I've heard they are better for gaming given the budget. Also a red cherry mx keyboard if possible

Overclocking: Maybe if comes with a program to do it like the previous laptop i have owned had a program that came with the APU

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not because i have no idea about it

Monitor Resolution: preferably a nice big size 21" or bigger (i know not really a resolution given)

Additional Comments: preferably to have it cool as possible without the need for water cooling. Being quiet is a plus but not needed

any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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October 15, 2012 11:38:25 AM

Here you go!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $669.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 15, 2012 11:49:51 AM

if i took out the monitor, would this run well on a 32" tv?
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October 15, 2012 12:01:41 PM

Yes, but if you took out the monitor we can get you a much better video card then. :) 
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October 15, 2012 12:07:01 PM

excella1221 said:
Yes, but if you took out the monitor we can get you a much better video card then. :) 


Thing is i also need an optical drive and a decent mx cherry red keyboard.

Trying to fit that all in that budget.
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October 15, 2012 12:10:37 PM

Ah, alright.

I think you're better off with the 2gb version of the 7850 then. The extra VRAM will help on that really big TV.
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October 15, 2012 12:38:55 PM

excella1221 said:
Ah, alright.

I think you're better off with the 2gb version of the 7850 then. The extra VRAM will help on that really big TV.

Only if it's 1080p ;) 
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