Need the cheapest build for guild wars 2

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I am hoping to have the orders put in by the end of November.

Budget Range: My max budget is around 900 before rebates and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: The computer is going to mainly used for gaming such as Civ 5, Guild wars 2, TF2, And other RTS games. The computer will also be used for school uses, web surfing, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Location: City, State/Region, Country -San Jose,CA

Parts Preferences: I prefer intel and Nvidia but i am open to AMD CPUs and video cards

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: not currently but maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1,366 x 768

Additional Comments: The main focus is going to be smoothly running Guild Wars 2.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $855.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Feel free to change the case; it's mainly personal taste.

    The PSU+mobo will handle a second 7870 if (when) you get a larger monitor.
  2. +1 To that build. However, the 3470 will not let you overclock. If you want to up to the 3570k, you could probably drop the 7870 down to a 7850 and overclock it up to 7870 speeds. Also, you could get away with a 650 watt. That will still support another 7870 or 7850.
  3. Yes, but with a 7870 you can overclock it as well anyway. His/her build isn't going to be CPU limited anyway.
  4. Someone Somewhere said:
    Yes, but with a 7870 you can overclock it as well anyway. His/her build isn't going to be CPU limited anyway.

    +1 ANY i5 is good for gaming; overclocking is mostly for bragging rights
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