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February 20, 2013 7:00:53 AM

I am building my first computer and so far I've come up with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EIpD

Is this a good budget build? I keep hearing about how much better gaming is on a PC and I'm getting a bit of money soon, so do you have any better suggestions or is this a good build for gaming?

I intend to get a monitor, as well, I see them on sale a lot for $80, but if you know where I can get one cheaper that would be great. 720p is more than enough for now.

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February 20, 2013 7:09:48 AM

Look for a motherboard with a 970 chipset

use RAM rated 1.5 volts or less

and then you have a decent platform if you decide to do some updates .

Consider win 8 64 bit . Better license means you can transfer it to another computer . Win 7 oem is locked to the first mb you install it on

If anything a 7850 is overkill for a 720p screen
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February 20, 2013 7:45:22 AM

I actually want a Radeon 7770, but everyone keeps suggesting the 7850, but the 7850 is twice the price, so I think I'm going to go back to a 7770.

I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8. I tried both and Windows 8 would annoy me very quickly.

How about: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EIEQ
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February 20, 2013 10:00:13 AM

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SUM 660$. Personally I would go with the 7850, since some games are GPU intensive even in 720p, the price difference for perfomance gain isn't that much and It will be better when you upgrade your monitor
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February 22, 2013 4:53:25 AM

There are alot of good choices but get the Phenom II X4 965 BE right now it is on sell for $84.99 on Amazon with free shipping. You should spend the most on your graphics card so get the most that you can afford you can always get a less expensive case, power supply, memory. found a power supply for $29.99 that is a Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V Power Supply from micro center and a 500gb caviar blue 7200rpm for $39.99 also at micro center. You can find good cheep cases for $30 from good brands like coolermaster and the NZXT is a good choice. You will want to try and get the 7850 card it is the best bang for the buck you are going to get in your price range. just keep checking for deals on NE, TD and the other sites along with Amazon, there you will get alot of free shipping which will help keep the price down.
I am building a $600 budget http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F8ED
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February 22, 2013 5:12:14 AM

HPManiac123 said:
I actually want a Radeon 7770, but everyone keeps suggesting the 7850, but the 7850 is twice the price, so I think I'm going to go back to a 7770.

I prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8. I tried both and Windows 8 would annoy me very quickly.

How about: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/EIEQ


how about: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F99m and just add your OS
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February 22, 2013 12:59:59 PM

I'm sorry michxymi, but I don't want to spend $660 on a computer right now. I'm trying to spend as little as possible at the moment. I think I might have to put it off for 2 more months before I can get my computer.

Rojodog, I love the both computers. I already ordered my windows 7 from Newegg, because it was $80, but like I said I might have to hold off on purchasing my computer for a bit longer. I'm going to save both lists, so that I can decide which one to buy thanks!
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February 22, 2013 1:00:27 PM

Best answer selected by HPManiac123.
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