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Can someone give me feed back on a possible build?

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November 18, 2012 8:09:59 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oe2n

I want this for gaming and that's what I am looking to build right now my budget really is a little above 1,000 dollars but I would love to keep it lower.

I play GW2, Skyrim, and WoW. I'm not too nuts about maxing everything out but I like things to look pretty and run smoothly at the same time :D 
This will basically be for gaming only. I really don't multitask and I stop most things from running on my computer when I game except for my antivirus. Not really into storing tons of music and movies, I occasionally stream Netflix. Not a hardcore gamer either, I play really on the weekends and briefly during the week if I have time. This is just an upgrade from my Alienware Area-51 m15x. (I am pretty sure anything is better than this lump of crap they called a laptop) This is also my first time building a computer so I am nervous about messing up on expensive components.


PC Part picker tells me everything is compatible but I was wondering if I should make any changes to get a better bang for my buck or even perhaps switch to Intel. Any input or changes are greatly appreciated, and thank you for looking it over in advance.

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November 19, 2012 4:02:48 PM

Here's my recommendations:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $200 with promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $67.55 shipped with free 2x4 gb ram kit
skip the heatsink; the stock Intel heatsink will be adequate if you don't overclock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $75 This weekend or on cyber monday you may find this or samsung/Intel ssd's for less.
Newegg had a seagate 1 TB regular drive for $50 two days ago.
http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2012/MidBN_C.... Two items on the page. the Antec 750w gamers high current power supply for $55 after rebate and promo code, and the raidmax sieran atx case for $30 after rebate and promo code. The case you selected is great, but with such a low budget, I recommend you put more money into the hardware. You can get a fancier case someday when your budget is higher. Register with newegg today to get the promo codes with your email address; otherwise they don't work.

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