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November 2, 2012 3:17:46 AM

Hellos!

I'm fairly new to computer gaming (with the exception of WoW for a year, but I don't count that. :p ) and want to use the new computer primarily for gaming (Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, BioShock Infinite, and the like) on high to ultra settings, basic browsing, downloading, movies, and sich.

[Always wanted to see the brilliant graphics and seamless gameplay ESPECIALLY with the upcoming Bioshock. Like the best computer I've had could barely run WoW on medium settings. :\ ]

I'm open to building my own, but I never have before and am a bit wary of scorching something when I'm putting it together. :\

So far, I know I'm aiming for an i5 3570k processor and a geoforce 670 gpu, but aside from that I'm not sure.

Thank you guys so much for your time! :D 



November 2, 2012 3:22:50 AM

I would get an i5 3570k
Also I would get a 7970, I think you could get that,
then get 8gb ram
a dvd drive and 1tb hard drive with 7200rpm. If you want one get an ssd.
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November 2, 2012 4:43:29 AM

Assuming you live in the US and can buy from Newegg.
No idea why but something tells me you would prefer a blue colour scheme :D 

CPU: i5-3570k. $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H. $130 ($15 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $39
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Gigabyte HD7970 Ghz. $450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Core 650W, 80+ Bronze non-modular. $90 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830 128GB. $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 8 64bit OEM. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Plenty of options to for here. Largely depends on what you like the look of. Heres a couple of good cases, but feel free to dis-regard this and choose another.

Corsair 400R. $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Phantom, various colours. $120 ($20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Coolermaster HAF-XM. $120 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total (HAF-XM case): $1291 before rebates, promo's and shipping.
Total + Windows: $1391.

That is a pretty strong system and will run your games very well.
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November 2, 2012 4:53:02 AM

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November 2, 2012 4:54:25 AM

Thank you! I do! :D 

High end computer AND blue, I'm definitely down.

I've heard good things about newegg; thank you a lot! ^-^
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