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January 10, 2013 2:54:30 AM

hi i'm a noob at pc gaming so i'm not too sure what i'm should be looking for when getting a compuuter could any one tell me if this is a good gaming computer for some of the following games
call of duty black ops 2, far cry 3, saints row 3,
also if this computer is not good could u point e in the right direction im on a budget of $750 -$800
p.s i wanna do some video editing as well

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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 2:57:01 AM

Are you willing to build one yourself?

This prebuilt will only get you low-medium settings and is very overpriced.
January 10, 2013 3:02:35 AM

i would love to try but sadly i don't know the first thing about building a computer too complicated lol do u know of a site that would help me and also maybe give me the specs i should buy like i said i'm a complete noob at gaming
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a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 3:15:50 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 00:15 EST-0500)

How to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
January 10, 2013 3:25:23 AM

thank u so much so 1 more question if i bought everything on ur list and i had it built it'll all work together ? and i would be able to play good games with no lag and also be able to edit videos as well ?
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 3:27:33 AM

Yeah this should play all modern games on high-max settings and be able to edit videos just fine. You could always go to 16gb of RAM to help with the video editing.
January 10, 2013 3:32:02 AM

ok thanx alot
January 10, 2013 3:34:21 AM

No need to get the "k" version of the 3570 CPU. You probably will not be doing any overlocking since you are beginning. This allows you to get a cheaper motherboard as well. I suggest a different case that supports USB 3.0 ports since the motherboard has 3.0 headers. Other than that, looks good.

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: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $679.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 00:32 EST-0500)
January 10, 2013 3:49:41 AM

ok thanx alot is the video card the same as a graphics card? if so is the video card u showed me as good as a gtx? my buddy said too always go with a gtx graphics card BUT if u say this is good thats awesome too also what about cooling? that video said i need good cooling
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 3:52:22 AM

AMD currently beats nVidia on price/performance. So yes, get the 7870.
January 10, 2013 3:56:58 AM

ok thanx and what should i do for the cooling ?
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 3:57:31 AM

Nothing. The stock intel cooler will work fine.
January 10, 2013 4:01:54 AM

ok thanx again
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 10, 2013 4:02:53 AM

No problem.
January 10, 2013 10:08:05 PM
January 11, 2013 3:17:33 AM

Will that video card work with thr other stuff I have
a c 302 4 Gaming
January 11, 2013 5:09:28 AM

Yes.
January 11, 2013 9:31:06 PM

Ok im back with another question is there a website where I can find complete specs of pc games everything I found told me a lot but didn't give my the frams per second
January 12, 2013 3:14:16 AM

GET the unlocked K version it has other benefits besides Overclocking over a locked non K version. You Should get a 7970 that WILL max ALL games at 1920X1080. Totally worth it IMHO. Also get the 16 gigs of ram totally worth it to do it now rather than later its cheap.

You will love putting your rig together save a ton of cash and learn alot. GOOD LUCK
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