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Building new computer for my girlfriend.

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December 1, 2012 12:27:46 PM

Hey people. :hello:  Like it says in the thread title, I'm building a new desktop for my lady.

She's a gamer, so that is what it shall be based around.

Parts I prefer are: Intel, GeForce

I just seem to get more quality out of these than AMD products.


We don't play any hardcore graphic FPS or anything, just some chill MMORPGs, so don't need AWESOME POWAH.


I'll set the budget at $700 for now, may raise or lower a bit.


This price does not include a monitor or OS.

Will not be overclocking.

Thank you in advance for your time and expertise. :D 

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December 1, 2012 6:49:21 PM

Just want to add -- If anyone knows of a nice pink/purple case for it; I'm sure she would really enjoy to see some.
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December 11, 2012 9:39:42 PM

Does anyone post on this forum anymore? What's going on...?
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December 11, 2012 10:15:43 PM

I don't know of any pink cases except for maybe the NZXT Phantom 410 but that will set you back a good $100: http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/crafted_series/phantom...

I'm not sure if the pink version is made anymore.

But for $700 maybe try this:

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 ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $725.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 19:11 EST-0500)
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