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$939 for a Gaming Computer?

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February 3, 2013 5:22:12 AM

Alright so I'm building a computer, my friend suggested me all these parts, they're are all from Newegg.

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
$49.99


MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$94.99


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$19.99


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$59.99


EVGA 02G-P4-3651-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$169.99


CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$69.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$47.99


Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
$179.99


Acer V213HLBJbd Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor
$149.99

With tax and shipping it totals to $939.30.

I don't need any other software or accessories


I'm really looking for something that can handle the newer games(some older). A couple of examples would be Skyrim, NBA2k13(and the yearly installments after that), GTA4, Oblivion, and aside from TF2 I don't plan on playing any shooters(if that means anything). As far as quality goes, I'm ok with not being able to play at full fps, just as long as I can at least play on high settings(or max).

Do you think these parts are enough for that? Should I go higher or is this overkill? I would like something lower, just as long as it fits the description I said. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 3, 2013 5:47:27 AM

You can do so much better for that. Below is two builds depending if you have an os or not

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykmw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykmw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykmw/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: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $720.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 02:47 EST-0500)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ylNA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ylNA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ylNA/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: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($424.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $905.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 02:48 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 6:04:20 AM

I like what camohanna has going on there, especially the $905.40 build. I would kick in the extra $50-60 bucks for an 3570, though.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 3, 2013 6:35:31 AM

^Why? You only gain 200MHz.

Unless you meant the "k" editon, which means you have to spend MORE money to get a motherboard you can overclock with...
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 3, 2013 6:48:56 AM

3570 can turbo to 4.2ghz when paired with a z77 boad
7950 + SSD/HDD combo and decent PSU (opt not to get 7970 due to over $100 price increase to get one)
assumes you have an OS
The 3570 is only $6 more than the 3470

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.98 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $945.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 03:47 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 6:57:55 AM

All the builds suggested are way more expensive than the original build. Do you guys know he needs a monitor?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 3, 2013 7:16:19 AM

^ The Toshiba 2TB is only at $90 so $5 more than the 1tb for double the storage

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 3, 2013 8:49:40 AM

Id go with a 7850 normally. Plus you get free tomb raider and bioshock
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