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January 7, 2013 1:29:38 AM

Hey guys, so I am looking for a system strictly for gaming and obv internet browsing. I was looking at Ibuypower and they seem like they are petty good, I would like to keep it under $1200 including the OS and monitor. I made this build thinking one of you could show me something a little cheeper else where.

1 x Case ( NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - White )

0 x Case Lighting ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )

0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )

1 x Processor ( AMD FX-4300 CPU (4x 3.80GHz/4MB L2 Cache) )

0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink )

1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-2133 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )

1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - Single Card )

1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )

1 x Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970 )

1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt -- NZXT HALE82N-SI / 80+ Bronze )

1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )

1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black )

0 x Meter Display ( None )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )

1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Precision Gaming Mouse - Midnight Black )

1 x Monitor ( 24" LED 1920x1080 -- Sceptre E246W-1080P (23.6 viewable) - Save $60! FREE Upgrade from 22" Sceptre X220T-Naga )

0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

1 x Monitor Cable ( 30 ft. DVI to HDMI Cable (Resolution up to 1080P) )

1 x Speaker System ( Logitech S120 2.0 Speaker System )

0 x Video Camera ( None )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation! )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring )

0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )

1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )

1 x Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )


This build costs $1247, monitor and all.


I have never built a PC before, but I am mechanically inclined and if its easy enough I might give it a shot if its that much cheaper. I would like to be able to play games like BF3 on high or ultra even and not run into any lag.

I appeciate any help.

Thank You.

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January 7, 2013 2:04:37 AM

Weird thing I just noticed about ibuypower is when customizing a desktop on their site, depending on which one you choose to start customizing the price, with all same specs, an vary up to $60. I just did this same build above and it came out $60 cheaper ?!?!
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January 7, 2013 11:18:40 AM

Do you need Keyboard/monitor/Mouse/headset incl in 1200 price? would you prefer AMD or Intel?
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January 7, 2013 11:33:31 AM

Dont need headset, but yes all included in price of $1200 and I prefer AMD. Another good question would be mid-tower vs. full tower? I like the idea of a full tower for more breathing room but would the stretch make it harder to wire if I did it myself?

Thank You.
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January 8, 2013 3:45:26 PM

Any help appreciated!
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