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Need a pre built computer. Help please

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February 3, 2013 5:48:31 AM

Hi guys, I am here today to ask for suggestions for a good pre built computer. I want something in the 800 to 1k area. I'd prefer to get a monitor, keyboard with the 1k total. I don't need a high quality just something to browse and play low intensity games like team fortress, steam games. I'd prefer a Intel processor over amd. I tried avadirect but it seems overpriced. Any help is appreciated.

I wouldn't mind building one myself but I don't want to screw up anything. How do I find out if parts are compatible or not? How much can I save building my own?

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February 3, 2013 6:25:45 AM

Just so you know, you can meet your requirements for about $600, max. (You'd likely be happy with a $500 rig.)

As for compatibility, one good way is to put the rig together on pcpartpicker, which checks basic things for you - then you post the build on these forums. (Or you ask one of us to give you a build.)

And as for screwing it up, don't even worry about it - it's like LEGOs for adults. (Easier, since each part has a different shaped socket AND we have youtube.)
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February 3, 2013 6:31:16 AM

I'm guessing you didn't read my original post. I think that is overpriced.
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February 3, 2013 6:33:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list /

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.21 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $553.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 03:32 EST-0500)

There you go. It's got Windows 7 and everything you need for the tower.
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February 3, 2013 6:35:08 AM

DarkSable said:
Just so you know, you can meet your requirements for about $600, max. (You'd likely be happy with a $500 rig.)

As for compatibility, one good way is to put the rig together on pcpartpicker, which checks basic things for you - then you post the build on these forums. (Or you ask one of us to give you a build.)

And as for screwing it up, don't even worry about it - it's like LEGOs for adults. (Easier, since each part has a different shaped socket AND we have youtube.)

Can someone make me a build? I'd really appreciate it. Do you recommend a after market cpu fan or the stock one? How do I get the drives for all the parts btw?
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February 3, 2013 6:35:34 AM

I didnt link you AVA direct. Me personally I don't like Pre builds.. theyre OP but for someone that has in the middle budget. Its the easiest route. But we can put together a kick ass rig that will run your games for that tag
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February 3, 2013 6:43:36 AM

DarkSable said:
PCPartPicker part list /

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.21 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $553.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 03:32 EST-0500)

There you go. It's got Windows 7 and everything you need for the tower.

Do you recommend a higher watt power supply? What about liquid cooling? Also wouldn't a sata Seagate hard drive be better than the Samsung? Is radeon better than nvidia?
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