$750 first gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime in the month of February


Budget Range: Nothing over $750 total


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Minecraft, Skyrim, AC3, COD), Browsing internet, listening to music


Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

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


Location: City, State/Region, Country - Maryland

Parts Preferences: just the best parts I can get for the money


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe



Additional Comments: I would like a quiet computer


Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer is too old
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($121.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.50 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $746.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 00:15 EST-0500)

    This will meet your needs just fine.
  2. If you're anywhere near Towson, MD, a new Microcenter just opened there (November I believe). You may find some good in-store deals.
  3. Or rockville. That's the one I go to.

    I wonder how local you are to me.
  4. i live in baltimore. i might head on down there, i just want to know what parts to get that will be good for me. depends if it's cheaper at the store or online
  5. In the store, they have deals where with certain CPU's you get $40 off a motherboard. I recently bought my i3 and motherboard there. FWIW I live in Ellicott City. Kinda neat to see someone close to home on here.
  6. haha yeah it is pretty neat. i'm new to all of this, i've been researching a good bit and watching videos. i don't want to go in there and not knowing what to get and all
  7. They are usually very helpful at microcenter. If you have a general idea of what you want when you go in, you should come out just fine.
  8. alright, thanks man!!
  9. Anytime!
  10. i still want to know what other people recommend, i also have a birthday coming shortly so i can ask for parts i need.
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