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New gaming build, budget is $650 (First build)

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a couple weeks

Budget Range: $650 After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the Internet, school work, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon

Location: USA, California, Bay Area

Parts Preferences: Intel, partically an i5

Overclocking: Doubt it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I just need a decent gaming computer to play games like GTA and BF3. I'm willing to pay a little bit more for a better GPU.

I need a new computer because my laptop broke and I been relying on my iphone.

The only part I have is a disk drive
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $646.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Since you don't need hdd, this is a good build with i5+660 gtx.
    If you can spend some more $ get the 660 ti on newegg : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx660txpb (out of stock for now)
  2. djangoringo said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $646.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Since you don't need hdd, this is a good build with i5+660 gtx.
    If you can spend some more $ get the 660 ti on newegg : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx660txpb (out of stock for now)


    Definitely a nice build and I will probably get the 660 ti. But do you know any other cheap cases? I would probably be upgrading parts during the years and would like a case with extra space.
  3. I just realized I put disk drive instead of an optical drive which I already have. But I'm willing to spend the extra cash to get an hdd so can you recommend me one?
  4. djangoringo said:


    Thank you very much, much simpler than I thought. I will probably be order tomorrow :D
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