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November 4, 2012 6:12:00 AM

This is going to be a complete new computer! All I really have is mouse/keyboard & OS. Please see below for details.

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Approximate Purchase Date: November (looking for black friday sales)

Budget Range: $800-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, browsing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com , but am fine with whatever is cheapest :) 

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: Functionality/pricing comes first, aesthetics are meh. Playing Dota 2, Skyrim, etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've always wanted a computer that is my own and would last me a long time. I'm not a hardcore gamer but like to be prepared with whatever is thrown at me.


Here is the build I have so far, any advice is welcome.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/msm6

Some thoughts - I put this together looking at some parts that are on sale right now, but feel free to let me know if there are other sales or if something isn't compatible. If you could recommend a GPU too that'd be great. I'm a bit new so i'm not sure about what brands to avoid etc. ANY FEEDBACK IS APPRECIATED!

Thank you.

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November 4, 2012 12:01:12 PM

850watt power supply is overkill for this build, if you're just going to use one graphics card, a 550 watter will do. I bought this 550w power supply a couple weeks ago for $85, it's now $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally I would not consider using a full tower case unless I was using a 6 core cpu, or using more than one graphics card, things like that. Here is a Rosewill case with good cooling for $50 free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your cpu, motherboard, and memory look good. You might want to consider a solid state drive for fast boot times. For graphics card just get the best AMD radeon card your budget allows, maybe a 7870. Other guys here know more about gaming graphics cards than I do. You will also need a cpu cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Oh and don't forget the optical drive (dvd player) I like Asus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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