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Gaming PC build with $700 budget

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January 6, 2013 4:35:55 AM

Want to build a pc strictly for gaming because I've never built one before and i want to try it. The main games i will be playing are DayZ (Arma II mod) and Battlefield 3 and future titles. I just have no knowledge and experience with parts and compatibility. I shouldn't have difficulty putting it together.

The only part I know that I'd like is a Corsair
C70 Military Green case. other than that, I'd just like to get the best parts i can for the money and I want to be able to have the system versatile enough so I can easily upgrade in the future to keep up with new games. Suggestions? Thanks.
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January 6, 2013 4:59:00 AM

as you wish

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $726.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 01:58 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 6:53:52 AM

This is inside your Budget


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $691.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 13, 2013 7:24:39 PM

Vande0889 said:
Want to build a pc strictly for gaming because I've never built one before and i want to try it. The main games i will be playing are DayZ (Arma II mod) and Battlefield 3 and future titles. I just have no knowledge and experience with parts and compatibility. I shouldn't have difficulty putting it together.

The only part I know that I'd like is a Corsair
C70 Military Green case. other than that, I'd just like to get the best parts i can for the money and I want to be able to have the system versatile enough so I can easily upgrade in the future to keep up with new games. Suggestions? Thanks.



I also forgot to mention I'd prefer and AMD setup... I don't know much about it, but I hear Intel has gone down hill compared to AMD. Thank you for the replies I have already recieved though!
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January 13, 2013 10:23:32 PM

Vande0889 said:
I also forgot to mention I'd prefer and AMD setup... I don't know much about it, but I hear Intel has gone down hill compared to AMD. Thank you for the replies I have already recieved though!


INTEL HAS GONE DOWNHILL COMPARED TO AMD? HA HA! Listen do some research read anyone can come on here and get a parts lst from someone else or they can read reviews from toms and pick the parts they want. Intel is better than AMD. That i5 is much better, but dont just let us tell you that. If I were you for instance I would get an i7-3570K, and that is just one part of the machine. Read and learn for yourself you will thank me later and have a way better rig and time building it.
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January 14, 2013 6:53:09 PM

Of course I can hop on and pick the parts I want. I do that and always hit around the 1700 - 2000 mark. I wanted to see what knowledgeable people could come up with for around 700. All I want is the basics for 700 and then I will build from there. If you could read, you would see that I said I had HEARD they have gone downhill. I was hoping someone could shine some light on it because I don't know much about AMD. I could spit Intel at anyone. I have an i7 on this laptop. But anyone could go out and say go get this beefy i7. That's not my point.
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January 14, 2013 7:11:38 PM

I wouldn't go with an amd build at your budget for gaming. Maybe for a budget video editing rig, but not for gaming. I would definitely recommend an i5 build.
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January 15, 2013 8:26:43 AM

My budget is actually higher, I just wanted the basics so I could start playing, then I planned on upgrading parts.. which is why I indicated I wanted a flexible build from the start because I intend on making the system much more powerful.
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