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January 19, 2013 12:30:31 AM

I could use some help picking parts, could somebody please recommend a build based on my preferences?

Budget Range: $600-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Microsoft word, learn programming.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer newegg but it doesn't matter.

Location: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: None really what ever you think is best.

Overclocking: Possibly.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 by 1080

Additional Comments: I will be playing games like far cry 3, tf2, and planet side 2. Other than that the resolution isn't that important do what you think is best.

Why I Am Upgrading: New experience and I need a new computer so I figure I'll build it myself.
Thanks in advance. :D  :D 

More about : build 600 700

January 19, 2013 1:14:24 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $698.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 22:12 EST-0500)

Even though 8GB is more than enough for games, i put inside 16GB because the Motherboard does not allow for more than 2 sticks of ram(DIMMs)

of course this does not allow for SLI/CFX and no OCing so i had to try to get the best out of the GPU to allow it to play for a while.

Also FX 6300 can also be the base of the build if you are looking to get a cheaper/better GPU build
January 23, 2013 10:06:49 AM

in that budget bouldbox's build is the best
if you really want overlocking and dual graphics option you need spend more