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February 4, 2013 10:00:47 PM

So after doing some looking around on here, you guys look like the right people to ask about this. I've wanted a new gaming PC for quite some time now, and was originally intent on buying a prebuilt from HP or Dell. But now that I've got a little bit of knowledge I don't think I'll end up buying one.

When: April-May

Price: $1000 and under would be best

Usage: Planning on playing some games here and there, mainly Battlefield. School work would be common too.

Parts not needed: Screen, keyboard, and mouse.

Overclocking: Probably not anytime soon.

Country: US

Preference: I've got a slight lean toward Intel and nVidia, but I'm starting to warm up to Radeon cards.

Notes: I don't need tons of storage. 1TB Hard drive would be max, I just don't see myself filling up more than that. This is my first build, so any advice is appreciated. I also have limited desk space so mid-tower or smaller.

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February 4, 2013 10:08:51 PM

It it's for April or May, there's no point in recommending anything now, the prices of the components vary a lot, what might be a good deal today, it might not be for tomorrow, also some parts by then might be discontinued or other new stuff coming.
Worth mention, there's the release of the new intel haswell cpus in June(official).
So my suggestion is, if you can hold another month for it, and then open a thread here by then.
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February 4, 2013 10:25:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1016.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-04 19:25 EST-0500)
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February 4, 2013 11:09:31 PM

djangoringo said:
It it's for April or May, there's no point in recommending anything now, the prices of the components vary a lot, what might be a good deal today, it might not be for tomorrow, also some parts by then might be discontinued or other new stuff coming.
Worth mention, there's the release of the new intel haswell cpus in June(official).
So my suggestion is, if you can hold another month for it, and then open a thread here by then.

Will do. Thanks a bunch.
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February 4, 2013 11:09:40 PM

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