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December 6, 2012 8:35:47 AM

hey i would love some thoughts/input on my first gaming build!

i am going to be looking to play games like DayZ,WarZ,Arma2/3 , Assassins Creed,Borderlands2 and i am hoping to be able to play these on atleast high settings!

thanks for the input! :hello: 

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December 6, 2012 1:12:49 PM

try motherboards with onboard cpus and get a GTX 600 series proccessor and atleast 4gbs of ram a good casing an 1tb hdd will be good enough to play games p.s cpu should be ivy bridge models glad to help :) 
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December 6, 2012 3:14:02 PM

im sorry i am really new to this could you recommend any specific motherboards? thanks again ! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 6, 2012 4:16:35 PM

^ do as g-unit suggests - proper way to ask advice. Also if/when he suggests a system - rest assured it will be a good one. Also look at the $500, $1000 gaming builds on Tom's home page.
-Bruce
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December 6, 2012 4:17:23 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this week

Budget Range:1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,Surfing The net

Are you buying a monitor: No



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

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any trusted site!

Location: Kingston,Ontario,Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel,GTX

Overclocking:No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: i am going to be using these to play games like DayZ,WarZ,Arma 2/3 on high settings !
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a c 271 4 Gaming
December 6, 2012 4:53:53 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1454.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 13:53 EST-0500)
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December 6, 2012 4:58:49 PM

Thanks! and would this build run those games on atleast high?
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a c 271 4 Gaming
December 6, 2012 5:08:40 PM

Nacker said:
Thanks! and would this build run those games on atleast high?


A 670 will max out anything you can throw at it.
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December 6, 2012 5:13:35 PM

alright thanks !
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December 6, 2012 5:26:30 PM

Best answer selected by Nacker.
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