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Seeking a Minimal Gaming, Yet Good Video and Mic Recording PC Build

Seeking to build my first PC. I do not expect to do much gaming if any. A card to play games on the lowest setting would suffice. I however want to be able to watch videos in 1080p Lag-free, great mic recording lag-free, and an overall fast machine in generall. Would love spending under 800 dollars. Thanks
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  1. An ssd included in the build would be a plus, thanks
  2. we need your info :) btw welcome to this forum

    please fill this form http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  3. Sorry,

    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

    Budget Range: $500 - $800

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Very Fast Overall -> Watching Movies -> Surfing Web -> Recording Music -> Playing Games

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Parts to Upgrade: New Build

    Do you need to buy OS: No

    Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg, and Amazon.

    Location: Cleveland, OHio

    Parts Preferences: I would like an Intel CpU

    Overclocking: Likely no overclocking, I won't be gaming much if at all.

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer is about 7 years old, and was an outdated refurb upon original purchase. It is unbearably slow in this day and age. I also would like to record music, and watch HD videos lag free.
  4. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $600.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 22:37 EST-0500)

    leaves room for keyboard/mouse or save as pocket money, good luck :D
  5. Thank you very much, seems like a nice quality build.
  6. AMD Radeon said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($96.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $600.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-16 22:37 EST-0500)

    leaves room for keyboard/mouse or save as pocket money, good luck :D

    What cd drive/dvd player burner should i purchase?
  7. anything cheap, lite on/sony/asus is under 20 bucks
  8. Hi, don't mean to nit-pick but you said you want to watch 1080p videos and you have a 768p monitor, I realise I sound like a dick for saying this lol
  9. DelightfulDucklings said:
    Hi, don't mean to nit-pick but you said you want to watch 1080p videos and you have a 768p monitor, I realise I sound like a dick for saying this lol

    You don't sound like a dick lol, I'm still learning abiut computers in general, and I did not know my monitor will not run 1080p until you just mentioned it lmao. I will do research, and purchase a monitor suited for HD. Thanks
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