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January 28, 2013 9:10:12 PM

I am building a computer for gaming games like minecraft and valve games as well as a little planetside2 any suggestions for 700 or less?

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January 28, 2013 9:58:35 PM

Hi. Do you need a monitor or OS or have preferred websites for parts? If not, here's a potential Intel build. The PSU doesn't come with a power cord so you may need to buy one if you don't already have one. Feel free to make changes as you'd like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
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: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $670.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 18:55 EST-0500)

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January 28, 2013 10:31:42 PM

I changed it a bit to
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AaAm But it is a bit more than i wanted still, i just added an OS and keyboard and some speakers and a wifi reciever its about 100 more than i want any suggestiosn on lowering it?
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January 28, 2013 10:37:02 PM

What's your monitor resolution? If it's 1920 x 1080, I recommend a few changes. You're free to go with an AMD processor though. Do you need it to be lower?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($121.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Wired Gaming Keyboard ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Rosewill RNWD-N1501UB IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2 ($9.99)
Other: SYBA Connectland CL-SPK20116 2x3W RMS Multimedia Stereo Speakers with Easy Access Volume Control Knob, USB Powered ($12.99)
Total: $708.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 19:49 EST-0500)
January 28, 2013 10:57:56 PM

Also, i prefer intell i5 or a AMD equivelent or better

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January 28, 2013 10:58:52 PM
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If you're going to play on the 1440 x 900 monitor, the GTX 650 Ti or even HD 7850 would be sufficient. Are you looking to play very intensive games besides Planetside 2? I chose the GTX 650 Ti and i5 but you can make changes if you want.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Wired Gaming Keyboard ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Rosewill RNWD-N1501UB IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2 ($9.99)
Other: SYBA Connectland CL-SPK20116 2x3W RMS Multimedia Stereo Speakers with Easy Access Volume Control Knob, USB Powered ($12.99)
Total: $700.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 19:58 EST-0500)
January 28, 2013 11:04:29 PM

Thanks that looks great and i dont plan on playing any other intensive games and i can always upgrade it i just dont want to spend to much at once this looks like a really good set-up i might go with this ill post a pic of what ever i end up doing
January 28, 2013 11:07:20 PM

If you want to save money on other components, you might go with the i3. You're free to make changes though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($121.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Wired Gaming Keyboard ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Rosewill RNWD-N1501UB IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2 ($9.99)
Other: SYBA Connectland CL-SPK20116 2x3W RMS Multimedia Stereo Speakers with Easy Access Volume Control Knob, USB Powered ($12.99)
Total: $633.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-28 20:10 EST-0500)
January 28, 2013 11:17:15 PM

im tempted to but i5 would probly be better because i dont wanna upgrade a processor i think ill go with the i5 it will last longer and be better performance also its a quad core versus the dual core i3
January 28, 2013 11:19:14 PM

That's a good idea; I had a feeling you'd want that.
January 28, 2013 11:27:50 PM

Best answer selected by irishboy7.
January 28, 2013 11:28:03 PM

i think ill go with that one
January 28, 2013 11:30:25 PM

Good luck with the build.
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