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Need help building a pc >< HELP!!!

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December 29, 2012 12:29:12 PM

Hi guys. I want to make make my own pc since I got told its cheaper. I am not a tech savy person in no way or form T_T so I need help. I have a budget of 1,000 usa dollars. I will be using it to mainly play TERA, Second Life and run Photoshop.

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December 30, 2012 1:20:08 AM

By photoshop, do you mean really intensive? If so, you might want to go with this build. If possible, i highly reccomend upgrading to a Intel 120GB/180GB SSD as this will make photoshop faster (saving times).

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
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: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ 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)
Total: $979.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:17 EST-0500)

If you are not doing as intensive photoshopping, this is a better system

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
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)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ 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)
Total: $979.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:19 EST-0500)

Note: that graphics card will max out thoses games you want to play.
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