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February 2, 2013 3:05:48 PM

Hi!

I wanted to gift my brother with a Gaming PC. It should be no more than 1200$. Thanks in advance!
His favorite game is GTA IV EFLC and he plays a lot of Multiplayer. He always wanted to play it in highest settings possible which was not possible in his old PC ( LOL! I SHOULD HAVE SLAPPED HIM FOR INSTALLING GTA IV EFLC IN HIS OLD PC IN THE FIRST CASE AND NOW ITS DESTROYED - IT SPORTS A INTEL PENTIUM DUAL CORE E5200 CPU AND A 9500 GT, WENT UP IN SMOKE AFTER HE KICKED IT FOR SHOWING A BSOD AFTER INTENSE MULTIPLAYER )

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February 2, 2013 3:13:19 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 2, 2013 3:38:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B1Pb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B1Pb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B1Pb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $983.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 12:36 EST-0500)

If he overclocks add a z77 board and a i5 3570k
If he wants more gpu add crossfire 7950s and bigger psu
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