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I need some help on my next purchase. Pre-Built

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January 24, 2013 11:02:22 PM

I currently have an HP laptop. Second Gen i3, nothing much, but since I've had this I have gotten addicted to MOBA's. Now i want to buy a Rig around $700-$900. Not including peripherals of course. I just dont know what prebuilt's are worth buying.
What will I do with the Rig:
-Gaming (Mainly)
-Surfing
-Maybe Music Editing.

Any help is appreciated. Thank You.

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January 24, 2013 11:22:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($196.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $864.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 20:22 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2013 11:27:26 PM

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($196.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.41 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $864.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 20:22 EST-0500)



Too much spent on case/PSU/motherboard.

Done correctly you can get a 7870 or gtx 660ti in this budget no problem.


In general prebuilts aren't worth it. You can do much better when building it yourself if you are willing to.
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January 24, 2013 11:31:18 PM

I have an idea of how to do it. I just feel like something will go wrong. How do these retailers support warranties. Is their something special I need to build one: Tools? Certain Knowlege? is it straight forward?
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January 24, 2013 11:55:35 PM

If you'd rather not build, you could make a system with the above recommendations at a place like cyberpowerpc for roughly $200 more. So, you get less bang for the buck. Had two in the past and no problems.
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