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January 9, 2013 12:52:37 PM

Hey so I'm just going to start out by saying that I don't know a lot about making computers. I've been doing research for the past couple of days, and have gotten together a wishlist of parts that I'm fairly certain are compatible and would work well. The only thing I have right now is a mouse (was for my laptop), so I need everything that is needed to build a computer.

I'm on an around $1,000 budget, and am hoping for a semi-nice gaming computer that can run games like GW2, BF3, and Skyrim on high- max graphics.



Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next Month

Budget Range: 800-1100 After Rebates;After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Homework, Surfing the Internet, Watching Videos

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Need to buy everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com

Location: Sedro-Wooller, Washington, USA

Parts Preferences: I don't really mind, I just want what works best for my price.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (For the one I have picked out)

Additional Comments: None really, just don't know much about building computers

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a desktop

Here is my newegg wishlist build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
I can edit in the parts here later, don't have time right now.

Thanks for the help! :) 

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January 9, 2013 1:04:25 PM

Here you go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ 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)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: KeyTronic E03601U2M Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($25.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1012.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 10:03 EST-0500)

You need to buy 4 120mm fans as well for the case. There pretty cheap.
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=24331&vpn=AFACO-120P0-GBA01&manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling
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January 10, 2013 12:46:53 PM

Thanks a lot for this, some of the parts were out of stock so I just replaced them with others. (Monitor and Case)
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