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System around 800 with atleast i3, amd 7850, windows 7

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October 16, 2012 3:29:55 AM

I need help picking parts for first build.


Approximate Purchase Date: anytime

Budget Range: USD 800, a little over is fine

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, schoolwork

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon, and any others as long as they ship to California for under 10 dollars

Location: California

Parts Preferences: atleast i3, preferably amd 7850, ok if it is lower

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: most likely 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I will play at most BF3 and some older-ish games such as L4D2 and Starcraft 2

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: First Computer


Also, please provide links to the parts. Thanks!

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October 16, 2012 3:35:08 AM

This should give you an idea of what you can get for around $800:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.97 @ CompUSA)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ 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 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $796.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 16, 2012 4:36:46 AM

thanks! i will probably use your build in the near future!
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October 16, 2012 4:37:34 AM

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