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January 8, 2013 10:32:41 PM

I currently have a pretty nice gaming notebook, for going to friends house, and vacations, and other stuff like that. But I want to get a nice gaming desktop that I can use at my desk at home. My budget is about 900 dollars and I need everything. from the case, to the cpu, to the hdd. This price does not include the display monitor or the keyborad/other accessories. Thanks!

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January 8, 2013 10:36:41 PM

do you plan to overclock?
January 8, 2013 10:45:21 PM

Honestly, I don't know what overclocking is. I'll be using it to game for long duration's of time though, so a decent fan is a priority.
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January 8, 2013 10:56:07 PM
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if you wanted to overclock you could use something like this. i would suggest do a little research on overclocking and see if its something you interested in. it basically allows you to change settings so the cpu can run faster. in order to overclock you need an unlocked cpu, cpu cooler and a motherboard that allows overclocking. if you arent interested in overclocking you can save some money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $901.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 19:44 EST-0500)



if you dont want to overclock. you could also save $15-20 getting a micro atx B75 or H77 board but most of the cheaper ones one allow 2 sticks of ram.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $874.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-08 19:50 EST-0500)
January 9, 2013 6:19:18 PM

Thanks so much. There is one more thing though. I need to put in a wireless card in this new PC, because I can't get an internet cable up to my room. So if there are any changes needed to make this a "wireless" desktop, I would need that.
January 9, 2013 9:30:41 PM

Best answer selected by dinosaurguy.
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