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January 28, 2013 10:59:59 AM

I'd like to start getting into pc gaming as there r 2 main games i want to play civ5:gods and kings and the new simcity. Id woundnt mind trying my hand at some diablo3 or tourchlight2. Im not really into mmo or first person shooters, so if that matters into anything. I'd like to spend about $1000 on everything less if i can save some mone for some games and dont need a moniter. And from what im reading intel and nvidia or the way to go!! any help would be great

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January 28, 2013 11:06:07 AM

We can build you something that can run those games and more. I take it you will need a operating system though?
January 28, 2013 11:12:50 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Diablotek CPA-8920 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $859.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 08:12 EST-0500)


Take a look through this. this will run all those games with ease plus even newer games...so if will last you a while. and its upgradable
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January 28, 2013 11:15:07 AM

do i need a ssd drive almost everywhere i read says to get one
January 28, 2013 11:18:07 AM

Yeah you could definitely add one. It will make load times faster, and your pc faster in general. Allthough with this setup you will have plenty of speed to begin with. =)

January 28, 2013 11:20:13 AM

awesome so i can always add a ssd later right
January 28, 2013 11:22:19 AM

Well, If your building from scratch it would be easier to just buy one from the start. Then you install your operating system on it.
January 28, 2013 11:24:58 AM

would u go with a 120 gb or do i not need that much
January 28, 2013 11:36:36 AM

If you are just running the Operating system off it, And maybe some installed programs/updates. That should be fine. You could get away with a little smaller
January 28, 2013 11:53:33 AM

tenaciousk said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Diablotek CPA-8920 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $859.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 08:12 EST-0500)


Take a look through this. this will run all those games with ease plus even newer games...so if will last you a while. and its upgradable



all looks ok there but if u getting z77 and cpu cooler then u should get cpu 3570k, if u stick with 3450 u dont need cpu cooler nor z77 mobo, h77 will do fine.
not familiar with the case but corsair 300r are realy good, or aim for any other that has usb3.0
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