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

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December 28, 2012 12:13:18 AM

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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December 28, 2012 12:23:16 AM

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-vcggtx660tx... (out of stock for now)
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December 28, 2012 1:02:16 AM

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-vcggtx660tx... (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.
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December 28, 2012 1:12:40 AM

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?
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December 28, 2012 2:29:35 AM

djangoringo said:
For HDD :

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CT56R6/?tag=pcpapi-20

or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20

The nzxt has great space for the price, it's design could be debatable but the space and airflow are good for a 35$ case.
But here's some more cases :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0066130CM/?tag=pcpapi-20

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZM7YTA/?tag=pcpapi-20


Thank you very much, much simpler than I thought. I will probably be order tomorrow :D 
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December 28, 2012 2:30:17 AM

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