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January 25, 2013 11:03:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next few days

Budget Range: $800-$950

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/amazon

Location: Iowa, United States

Parts Preferences: preferably intel

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: In the next few months definitely

Hello all, thank you for reading my post and help is appreciated in advance. As you can see i basically need the whole package, right now I would like to be able to play games like bf3 and skyrim at around medium settings. The thing is im a pretty big noob at this and am not sure in the slightest at a good setup. I do know I dont want an ssd but also I would like to be able to run triple monitor/dual GPUs in the future if it would be possible on your suggested setup. As i said early any help is definitely needed/appreciated and also if i dont reply tonight i hope you have a nice evening :) .

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January 25, 2013 11:14:46 PM

My suggestion :

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:  Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($42.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage:  Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card:  PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($239.99 @ Newegg) 
Case:  Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply:  Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Optical Drive:  Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer  ($17.99 @ Newegg) 
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: $919.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Includes an i5+660 ti, a ledbacklit monitor 23" and os.
If you want amd cards, and want to lower the price down, get the 7870, this like this one for e.g. :
January 26, 2013 1:40:24 AM

Alright thanks for the reply dj i'll give your setup a whirl. One last question would this setup allow me to add maybe another 660 ti in the future or would i have to redo my system to do that? thanks and have a nice night. :) 
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January 26, 2013 1:40:41 AM

Best answer selected by 95lee95.
January 26, 2013 2:02:42 AM

The motherboard doesn't support SLI, if you want SLI, get one of those :

And a more capacity psu :

Note, it will add in the total costs, but if you can pay the extra, and if you want two add another 660 ti in the future get one of those mentioned psu and mobo.