How will this run / other options!

I don't know much about computers, but I'm trying to get a pretty decent one for $800-900.

I've also been thinking about building one since it's cheaper, but I'm not sure how - I could probably find out though.

Opinions on those computers? I'll be using it for BF3, call of duty, WoW, and Titan when it arrives in a few years! Also, trying to run them on fairly high detail if possible.

Any suggestions for other computers or anything else is greatly appreciated

I do not need a monitor, keyboard, headset, mouse, etc.

Thanks a lot!
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  1. build a computer yourself, dont buy it from a custom builder where they make the most unbalanced rigs ever

    plays everything at ultra settings. max might be possible in some games. you can almost max out cod on intergrated btw
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    Sorry to say, neither of those are particularly good gaming machines. Both video cards are weak for the budget, and while AMD processors perform well *IF* you overclock them, I'm wagering you don't want to do that.

    Here, this machine exceeds both of those in every aspect.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.58 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $769.07 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

  3. How do you guys know everything to get so quickly? Will it all fit, work, not over-heat etc.?

    Also, why wouldn't I want to overclock? Does it lessen the CPU's overall life or something?

  4. The amount of part setups that get posted on this site is immense and after it's not too hard to assign certain lists to certain price ranges..... are you at all interested in overclocking, It's not necessarily bad unless you're absolutely stupid about it. keep things within reasonable temperatures and you'll be fine. Ask around this site and it won't be hard to learn how to do it, before anything though I'd like to know, do you live near a microcenter, they sell intel processors very cheap.
  5. Thebigtroll you're missing a case for him btw
  6. I think I might be interested in overclocking, but I'll surely look around and find out how to do it beforehand. Don't know what a microcenter is and so I doubt I live around one.. I live in a small town with a fairly expensive computer store.
  7. Best answer selected by gregmillr.
  8. if you want to overclock then you're gonna want to look at this
    Microcenter sells them for cheaper than just about anybody else so i thought i'd mention it. What exactly is your budget?
  9. $800 is probably top unless I wait longer. I have a case from old computers I may be able to use, unless I should buy a better case, seeing as how I think there's pretty much no way for heat to get out and around in there.
  10. Gregmillr said:
    How do you guys know everything to get so quickly? Will it all fit, work, not over-heat etc.?

    All parts in the build I posted are perfectly compatble, and the z9 plus case has excellent cooling.

    Gregmillr said:

    Also, why wouldn't I want to overclock? Does it lessen the CPU's overall life or something?

    If you want to try your hand at overclocking, more power to youand feel free to get an AMD system. Since this is your first build, and you didn't seem too familiar with PC components, I figured you already had a lot on your plate in the first place, so I was just simplifying the buld to get the most performance without tweaking.
  11. You're right about having a lot of my plate, I'm just getting used to everything right now - sounds like it will be great in the end though. :)
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