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December 30, 2012 8:37:08 AM

I'm building a gaming pc for the first time I want to know if my pc will be good enough here are the parts

Intel Core I5-3459 Ivy Bridge CPU

MSI B75MA-E33 B75 Motherboard

kingston ddr3 1600mhz 8gb (1 stick) RAM

Seagate 1 tb hardrive

Lite-on iHAS124 24X DVD writer

Cooler Master RC-371-KKN3 Elite 371 case

Sapphire HD7850 2 GB GDDR5 Video card

ANTEC HCG520 High Current Gamer 520W 80Plus Bronze power supply

I still have about $50 to spend so I want to know where should I spend it on and are there any things that I should improve. This is my first build so I really hope someone can help me out.

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December 30, 2012 9:54:11 AM

This isn't super well planned out.. If I were you I'd invest in an i5 3570k and a 7870 if you can fit it in.. the 7850 is right at that gap where you can't max out the big games like bf3 with good fps, while the 7870 kinda can if you're not super picky. the PSU looks ok because antec is nice.. grab maybe a HAF 912 for your case.. what's your exact budget and I'll put you something together c: thanks
December 30, 2012 10:55:06 AM

give us your budget to help you out when it comes building the best bang for your buck but it looks you can atleast got over $1000 so it will be good :D 
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December 30, 2012 10:57:30 AM

Here is a preliminary build for not knowing your budget and trying to stay below $1000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $966.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 07:57 EST-0500)
December 30, 2012 12:44:41 PM

Thanks for the feedback my budget is limited to about $670 and I don't have to worry about shipping because I know where to shop by for parts.I know $670 isn't a lot but it's all that I have.
December 30, 2012 1:09:20 PM

you might want to think about an AMD for that price
December 30, 2012 1:33:20 PM

ok do you think you can give me a preliminary build because I don't think i'll have time to research it right now , sorry.

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December 30, 2012 2:10:53 PM
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This is pretty much the best PC you can afford overall.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $695.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 11:01 EST-0500)

Or if you're going to be using this PC strictly for gaming, then this will be much better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.28 @ CompUSA)
Total: $704.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-30 11:10 EST-0500)
December 30, 2012 3:25:39 PM

^+1 to the i5 build you can always down the line get a 3570 or 3770 cpu for upgrade
January 1, 2013 12:27:35 AM

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