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Help building a gaming computer $1,000-1,250

Well, i'm not looking for a build... Just give me tips on what to buy? Like what to look for in a motherboard. I mean i'm planning to buy from new egg but since i'm waiting for black friday there is no possible way of getting help on the forums so recommendations on what to look for Thanks!
I'll playing Runescape, Wizard101, Warcraft III, Minecraft, school homework
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  1. There's a lot of motherboards and it really depends on your budget but I think you can get away with a cheap $400 dollar build.

    Look for H61 or B75 Motherboards.
  2. well, you won't need 1200 to play those games. basically a motherboard. Make sure it's the right socket type, has enough pcie slots for your needs. Make sure it has enough sata connectors. Basically make sure it has enough to fulfill your needs for connections, and leaves room for upgrades in the future.
  3. cutebeans said:
    There's a lot of motherboards and it really depends on your budget but I think you can get away with a cheap $400 dollar build.

    Look for H61 or B75 Motherboards.

    Those aren't all the games i play.. i'm planning to play some WOW and Diablo iii. Would you recommend a what brand? Also i'm a bigger so what mother board right now would you reocmmend?
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    Seriously, a cheap $400 to $500 dollar build is all you need if you plan to play those games.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $479.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 21:58 EST-0500)

    Look for these parts especially the video card. You will max all the games you listed. Save the 500~700 on a laptop that can play those games as well.
  5. cutebeans said:
    Seriously, a cheap $400 to $500 dollar build is all you need if you plan to play those games.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($125.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.37 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $479.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-14 21:58 EST-0500)

    Look for these parts especially the video card. You will max all the games you listed. Save the 500~700 on a laptop that can play those games as well.

    I know that it is no fun saving that much money and then realizing you shouldn't spend it. But that is seriously all you need. Maybe get a 7850. But that is it.
  6. lt_dan_zsu said:
    I know that it is no fun saving that much money and then realizing you shouldn't spend it. But that is seriously all you need. Maybe get a 7850. But that is it.


    True True. No, he would only need a 7770. I've played GW2 and even a 6670 could play it very well.
  7. Yeah a 7770 would probably be fine, I was just saying so everything could be maxed out.
  8. lt_dan_zsu said:
    Yeah a 7770 would probably be fine, I was just saying so everything could be maxed out.


    Yeah, I agree with you though a 7850 would be great especially considering his budget. Then again, when I saw Warcraft III. I was like.... 7750!!! haha
  9. yeah 7770 is probably all he would need for a while.
  10. cutebeans said:
    Yeah, I agree with you though a 7850 would be great especially considering his budget. Then again, when I saw Warcraft III. I was like.... 7750!!! haha


    How long before i need to update? Also, will this system run Just Cause 2?
  11. What do you mean upgrade? Yes that will run just cause 2.
  12. Like, in how many years will this computer became outdated and will i need to update like the cards? Also, will it run it on what? Max settings?
  13. ThomasAndrews23 said:
    How long before i need to update? Also, will this system run Just Cause 2?


    Hi, if you want to be future proof then buy the 7850 now.

    Although, the games you are planning to play are not very intensive games so the 7770 would be able to handle it smoothly. :)
  14. cutebeans said:
    Hi, if you want to be future proof then buy the 7850 now.

    Although, the games you are planning to play are not very intensive games so the 7770 would be able to handle it smoothly. :)


    Thanks! Also, do you know a place i can get Windows 7 cheap? Also, Microsoft Office?
  15. ThomasAndrews23 said:
    Thanks! Also, do you know a place i can get Windows 7 cheap? Also, Microsoft Office?


    Hi, every game you listed right now won't have any problems running at max. Outdated, it really depends but by the way things are looking right now. It would take 3 to 5 years before it really becomes outdated. Best get the 7850 now. :)

    Newegg has it for $91. MS Office, I'm not really sure. I only use freeware Office like Libre Office which acts like MS Office but for FREE.
  16. cutebeans said:
    Hi, every game you listed right now won't have any problems running at max. Outdated, it really depends but by the way things are looking right now. It would take 3 to 5 years before it really becomes outdated. Best get the 7850 now. :)

    Newegg has it for $91. MS Office, I'm not really sure. I only use freeware Office like Libre Office which acts like MS Office but for FREE.



    Alright! Thank you very much! Last question any games you recommend for the new system and black friday coming up :P
  17. Hmm. Go to Steam and look but I heard that Sleeping Dogs is one great game.

    I would wait for the STEAM Sales. i really can't recommend anything right now as I haven't played anything in a while. Max Payne 3 is supposed to be good.
  18. Best answer selected by ThomasAndrews23.
  19. cutebeans said:
    Hmm. Go to Steam and look but I heard that Sleeping Dogs is one great game.

    I would wait for the STEAM Sales. i really can't recommend anything right now as I haven't played anything in a while. Max Payne 3 is supposed to be good.



    Alright thanks! :) Thanks once again for all the help :)
  20. Hey, Thomas!

    It seems that we were wrong about the 7850. It seems it has problems with WoW which I didn't know about until a fellow poster said so. I hope that this reaches you! A 7770 or 660 would be best.
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