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First time building a computer, my build so far

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December 28, 2012 10:16:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uHEi

This is my first time building any computer, i really have no idea what im doing.

After look around this website for awhile ive came up with this build, i want to keep it under 700$ but i could pay more if its worth it.

I plan on playing FPS games like battle field 3 and some RPGs like WoW or GW2

Also i have very little knowing on overclocking and what ever crossfire/SLI is
December 29, 2012 1:03:04 AM

since you cpu is locked. you cant overclock it you could get a B75 or H77 motherboard and save some money. if you can afford it i would consider jumping up to a i5-3470 for $180. a 128GB ssd for $90 would also makes a world of a difference. just a couple thoughts.

crossfire/SLI is just running 2+ graphics cards in the same computer.
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December 29, 2012 1:08:40 AM

You might want to look into getting a lower profile ram. That ram may not fit in the first slot of the motherboard. Check these out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Sure putting the two your getting in the 2nd and 4th slot would work but if you ever want to add more down the line you'd want to have them all match and fit.
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December 29, 2012 1:28:07 AM

I think you'll want this :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
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)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze 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) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $684.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


If you want to lower the price get the i5-3350p(that's if you don't live near a microcenter): http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=75435&vpn=BX80637I5335... (out of stock for now)
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December 29, 2012 1:59:24 AM

here:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uKds

$220 Intel i5 3570k - amazon.com
$30 Hyper 212 evo - Amazon.com
$230 Gigabyte z77x ud3h + windows 7 64 bit - Newegg.com
$32 8GB Patriot 1600mhz - Amazon.com
$100 128GB Crucial m4 - Newegg
$50 NZXT source 220 *or* CM haf 912 - amazon
$60 XFX Pro 550w or whatever - Newegg
$19 Sony dvd/cd drive - Newegg
$80 Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB - Newegg

if you use this build for an extra $120, you could run games rather well and get a decent overclock safely for all around performance.
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