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First build $500 mostly gaming

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December 26, 2012 8:26:43 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around boxing day sales cause i wanna get the deals

Budget Range: $500~
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, movies, games, MULTI TASKING

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: I have an antec case, ram, HD, disc reader that i think i could probably reuse but i'm planning on a full upgrade simply because it's more simple.

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anything you people find reliable .

Location: City, State/Region, Country - BC, Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU , 8GB of Ram, 1TB HDD, HD 7850 if possible

Overclocking: Only if it doesn't take the cost of a better gpu/cpu (Ignore overclocking and just build the best possible rig).

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080. I'm planning to get dual monitors eventually with this build.

Additional Comments: I don't intend to play battlefield 3 on max so please don't skimp out on the CPU because i need to multi task and i want this to be as future-proof for gaming as possible.

And Most Importantly, My current e5200, hd 4670 is getting old and i find it stressful to use this computer sometimes because loading webpages take a long time and there are a few games that i want to play but cannot because of my old rig.

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December 26, 2012 8:31:41 PM

i have a ASROCK N68C - GS FX AM3 mootherboard thats currently used with my other old computer. If using this mobo will improve my overall rig then i will.
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December 26, 2012 8:35:07 PM

that is a bit old mobo, you should get intel i3 build :)  this PC comes with micro ATX with lovable case and size :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.94 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $413.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 17:58 EST-0500)

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this build leaves room for more improvement
you could save money or improve some, maybe 7770 to 7850, or adding SSD :) 
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December 26, 2012 9:45:45 PM

thank you. I'm going to try ask my cousin for his opinion on this
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