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

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February 16, 2013 10:49:10 PM

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
February 17, 2013 12:47:40 AM

An ssd included in the build would be a plus, thanks
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February 17, 2013 1:28:25 AM

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And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Computer is about 7 years old, and was an outdated refurb upon original purchase.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.
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February 17, 2013 1:37:26 AM

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 
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February 17, 2013 5:10:56 AM

Thank you very much, seems like a nice quality build.
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February 17, 2013 5:30:33 AM

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?
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February 17, 2013 5:33:43 AM

anything cheap, lite on/sony/asus is under 20 bucks
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February 17, 2013 5:49:01 AM

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
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February 17, 2013 4:35:01 PM

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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February 19, 2013 3:09:22 AM

Best answer selected by Tommyhardshare.
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