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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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  1. 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)

    Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-the-tech-report-guide
  2. 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?
  3. 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)
  4. 1440 x 900 its this one http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&sku=320-6139 i also have a TV screen that i can hook a computer up to idk what that one's resolution is
  5. Also, i prefer intell i5 or a AMD equivelent or better
  6. Best answer
    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)
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. That's a good idea; I had a feeling you'd want that.
  11. Best answer selected by irishboy7.
  12. i think ill go with that one
  13. Good luck with the build.
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