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February 9, 2013 5:49:50 PM

Ok so I've been thinking about getting into PC gaming and leaving the console. The problem is that I don't have a clue where to start on choosing my components. I want to build a pc that can play games like Battlefield, CS, COD4, GTA on at the very least medium. Im not looking for a supercomputer to max out all my games, I just want something that I can have fun with. I'd preferably want the price to run 700 at max. This is some of the things I have come up with:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: no idea what a quality one would be

Cooler: no idea

Case: no idea

As you can see, I'm a bit clueless as to what to do next. Any POSITIVE replies would be great thanks. Sorry if this is a bit outrageous
February 9, 2013 5:53:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $621.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 14:53 EST-0500)

Should play any game on high settings.
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February 9, 2013 6:01:44 PM

LowFPS said:
Ok so I've been thinking about getting into PC gaming and leaving the console. The problem is that I don't have a clue where to start on choosing my components. I want to build a pc that can play games like Battlefield, CS, COD4, GTA on at the very least medium. Im not looking for a supercomputer to max out all my games, I just want something that I can have fun with. I'd preferably want the price to run 700 at max. This is some of the things I have come up with:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board: no idea what a quality one would be

Cooler: no idea

Case: no idea

As you can see, I'm a bit clueless as to what to do next. Any POSITIVE replies would be great thanks. Sorry if this is a bit outrageous

Since you're new, I would recommend reading this article as it explains every part you will need to build a PC and what to look for in each one. http://lifehacker.com/5827145/how-to-build-a-computer-f...

Now once you read that, to start getting an idea on what parts to get, just look up videos on youtube of $700 gaming builds. There's TONS of builds all over the internet that will fit into your price range, and you're guaranteed to find one that will appeal to you.

I would then recommend going to http://pcpartpicker.com/ and using their useful "Build a PC" tool to get a rough draft of all your components and how much it will cost. You can base this all off of a $700 gaming build you found on the internet, or you can find your own parts and put them in if you choose to do so.

If you have anymore questions feel free to ask!
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