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December 19, 2012 6:32:15 PM

I need to build a gaming system on a budget, and I would prefer to stay under $1100 (including the monitor and OS).

I'm new to building computers, and this is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $130

GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $200

MOBO: Intel BOXDQ77MK Micro ATX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $140

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $43

PSU: Seasonic SS-560KM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $130

CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $60

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500 GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $65

DVD Burner: ASUS DVD Burner OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $20

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $100

Monitor: ASUS VH242H 23.6" - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $170

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Total = $1058

Would this system run games such as Borderlands 2, Skyrim, and Far Cry 3 on high settings at 1920 x 1080?

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December 19, 2012 6:49:35 PM

Here's my advice :
Both have a better cpu, the mobo is a good one and not overpriced as the intel one, also better monitor (it's an IPS), better gpus, and a psu as good as the seasonic, also put a very good solid case, it has good value.

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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1006.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

or if you want better card :


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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1039.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 19, 2012 7:03:05 PM

Wow, thanks. I didn't think I could get parts like that for that little money.
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December 19, 2012 7:46:58 PM

The PSU seems kinda pricey for an i3 system, don't you think? You can easily find good PSU's for under $70, and apply the money you saved to upgrade to an i5.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2012 7:55:06 PM

+1 for djangoringo suggestions
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December 19, 2012 8:16:15 PM

lmao i have the same performance including the 1980 times 1080 monitor for half that price

Get this barebone kit from tigerdirect

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Brings everything except the hardrive and graphics card

hardrive: 1tb 60 dollars

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


comes out to a total of 767 :D 

graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2012 8:32:36 PM

Yes a i3-3220, a crappy b75 board, a crappy ultra psu, and a crappy case.
The suggestion for a build of 1000$, must include a quadcore it's a no brainer getting a i3 with so much to spend.
And the hdd toshiba just sucks, either a WD or seagate are the best ones for hdds.
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