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First Time PC Building Help Please!!

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January 27, 2013 2:09:42 AM

Hello all! This is my first self-built computer.

Approximate Purchase Date: the sooner the better

Budget Range: 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, school, military training

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: building from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Location: ft. drum, ny usa

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I want it to last a long time so its a worthwhile investment. I tend to stick to games such as League of Legends and the currently awesome MMORPG, at this time Guild Wars 2. So I'm looking for at least 60 fps on max settings for League of Legends as my Acer Aspire 5745g can at least do that. Also I'm looking for it to be able to run guild wars 2 WvW without the current lag state i receive which is equivalent to hit key cast 12 hours later when the 30+ players are gone and you are left dead.


Why Are You Upgrading: Need a second computer, laptop doesn't cut it in wvw and overheats really quickly

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January 27, 2013 3:09:20 AM

$600 isnt a lot, but you can get a decent gaming rig from that. Good thing you dont need the OS.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $613.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 00:09 EST-0500)

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January 27, 2013 3:17:30 AM

My suggestion with an intel build, an i3 + 660 gtx :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ 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: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $576.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 27, 2013 3:49:18 AM

It was unclear if you were trying to include the monitor in your build budget so, either way.

With monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
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)
Total: $597.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 00:49 EST-0500)

Without monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
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)
Total: $604.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-27 00:45 EST-0500)
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January 27, 2013 11:32:20 PM

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