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Gaming Computer for 800 or less.

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December 6, 2012 8:44:22 PM

Looking for a gaming computer to play Skyrim, Borderlands 2, and League of Legends on high/ultra settings.

I do not play to overclock at the moment (at least hope to not have to) - but future overclocking potential would be nice for when needed.

Just looking for the Computer - don't need monitor

Preferred Websites - Newegg, NCIX, Tomshardware.

I do have a Microcenter near me so I plan to buy the CPU/MoBo there for lower cost on CPU, and 40$ off Mobo

Preferably the Chassis has a Window panel.

(Will need to include windows 7 in the budget) since I do not have a copy of it.

Thanks in advance.



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December 6, 2012 8:51:05 PM

here's a decent setup to start with

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it...

and since you do have a microcenter near you, i would swap out that CPU for the ivy bridge Pentium G2120. i believe they are $79 at microcenter.

Also, since your budget allows it, i would swap the video card for a 7870, and also the power supply (antec is a decent brand, but would recommend at least 550w).
December 7, 2012 12:41:35 AM

Ty for suggestion - any other ideas ?

Planning to buy it this weekend
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December 7, 2012 1:14:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 22:14 EST-0500)
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December 7, 2012 2:52:29 AM

get an i5 3570k(or i5 3470 if no overclocking/want to save money) and ASrock extreme4 at microcenter(should be like $40-$50 off)

get a hyper 212 evo if you are getting an i5 3570k, stick with stock for 3470

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $696.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 23:51 EST-0500)

leaves a good amount of room for the Mobo and room to upgrade to a i5 3570k
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