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November 6, 2012 3:30:13 PM

Hello all,

I am a college student looking to expand my knowledge of PC hardware and build myself a decent, cheap pc that I can play wow/GW2 on. I have been doing a fair amount of research as well as watching New Eggs instructional videos. I think I am willing and up to the challenge but need somewhere to get some feedback and I thought this would be a good place to start. Here is what I have so far as far as components.



Video Card: XFX 7850
CPU: Intel i3-3225(COMBO 1)
Memory: G.Skill Value Memory 8GB
Motherboard: ASRock H77M m-ATX
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W Green PSU
Hard Drive: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD
Optical Drive: LG Optical Drive (COMBO 1)
Case: Corsair 200R Case

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November 6, 2012 3:56:02 PM

hey that all looks good but you can probably get away with a better-branded and fewer-watts power supply for not too much more money
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November 6, 2012 3:59:10 PM

thanks for the feedback, I actually found this build on games nexus titled budget gaming PC build and just wanted to get some other opinions on it. Obviously being a college kid 1000 dollars is a small fortune when living off waiting tables and what not. I am trying to keep it below 750 and I already have a monitor keyboard mouse and OS lined up. Ill certainly look into another power supply.
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November 6, 2012 6:19:52 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 6, 2012 7:37:15 PM

er66707 said:
thanks for the feedback, I actually found this build on games nexus titled budget gaming PC build and just wanted to get some other opinions on it. Obviously being a college kid 1000 dollars is a small fortune when living off waiting tables and what not. I am trying to keep it below 750 and I already have a monitor keyboard mouse and OS lined up. Ill certainly look into another power supply.


For $750 you can do way better than that:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
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: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($190.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $759.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Better PSU, better motherboard, quad core CPU, same GPU, you name it.
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