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December 29, 2012 4:26:08 AM

Hello everyone, I've been trying to find parts to be able to build my own computer in a $500-$600 (This includes the monitor and keyboard). The thing is I really have no clue what are the best parts to buy. I want to be able to play Guild Wars 2 on medium-high settings on a steady fps. Low would even be ok at 60 fps. I prefer to use Newegg.com too. If you guys could recommend me parts etc. I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks guys! :D 

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December 29, 2012 12:23:41 PM

I recommend you search craigslist or anandtech for a good used gaming system with phenom II or 2500k cpu; don't be shy; make an offer. You may have to buy the monitor and operating system separately.
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December 30, 2012 1:30:20 AM

This should suit you

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $624.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:29 EST-0500)
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December 31, 2012 1:49:21 AM

camohanna said:
This should suit you

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $624.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:29 EST-0500)

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819113286
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $89.99 -$25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131872
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $24.99 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231485
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB $219.99 - $10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130825
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99 - $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811139018
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W $49.99 after $10 off promo code - $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139027
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner $15.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151256
I'm really liking this build posted by Jay2tall. The total is $723 or $663 (with Rebate cards). My main question is what is the difference between this build and your build that you posted? Also, if possible I would love to slim down the price some of this build.
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December 31, 2012 4:42:06 AM

I actually found a build that would actually be better for me.
CPU: i5 2550k
GPU: RadeonHD 7850 2GB 256-bit
PSU: 430W Corsair CX430 Power
RAM: PNY 8GB 2X4
MOTHEBOARD: ASRock H77M LGA 1155
CASE:NZXT Source´╗┐ 210 S210-001 Black ATX Mid Tower
HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive
Optical:Sony DVD Drive
Would all of this work?
Also, this is a pretty nooby question, but do I need any fans for anything? I'm also thinking of overclocking so any suggestions for that would be helpful.
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December 31, 2012 10:54:44 AM

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

This is about the least expensive z77 board out there. I've gotten my msi rebates (unlike biostar, where you have to practically beg them). You'll need a z77 board to overclock. Unless you're saving some significant $$, I would get the regular 2500k with onboard video; it will be easier to sell later on. You'll sometimes find them brand new on craigslist; there was a 3570K listed there new a few days ago for $190.
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