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January 10, 2013 1:28:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Under $1000 total cost (including apprx. $200 for monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul, MMO's), surfing

Are you buying a monitor: $200 budget for 24"

Parts to Upgrade: Fractal Design Define Mini-ATX Case

Corsair CX430M PSU

ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M AMD A75 Micro-ATX Motherboard

AMD A10-5800K Trinity

G.Skill Ares Blue 8GB (2x4GB) 1866

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-240G 240GB SSD

ASUS 24x DVD Burner

These parts come to $614.93 without tax and shipping.

I also need wireless network, but I need some help in that area.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Florida

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: I want to learn how to overclock

SLI or Crossfire: SLI or AMD Trinity Dual Mode as future upgrade

Your Monitor Resolution: Best resolution I can get on 24" for $200

Additional Comments: I want to make sure everything is compatible and I haven't overlooked or forgotten anything. And thanks to everyone
who takes the time to respond.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My iMac is a first generation intel duo-core, and I can't afford a new Mac. I also want to learn from the building experience.

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January 10, 2013 9:39:37 AM

For 1k scratch that build and get this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer P246HL Abd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1001.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 06:39 EST-0500)
January 10, 2013 9:37:05 PM

You realize his budget? HE woulds still need the os for that build as well. that psu wouldn't support a 7870 either.
January 11, 2013 8:19:11 AM

I forgot about the OS but that PSU easily supports a 7870.
January 13, 2013 3:39:53 AM

While it is probably enough power, there aren't enough connectors. Check things before you list them.
January 13, 2013 3:48:49 AM

Dan is right. It doesn't have enough connectors.
January 13, 2013 5:31:07 PM

Of course.
January 13, 2013 7:07:28 PM

Thanks for all the ideas everyone. Dan, thanks for the tip on the Asus monitor. I'm going to get the VH236H, it's only $5 more, $149. They look like very nice monitors for the price. :sol: