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February 20, 2013 4:28:27 PM

I've been told building a desktop is better and a little bit more cheaper than buying a brand-new one. I have zero knowledge on building a desktop, and know nothing about any of the parts.

Basically I'm looking for a decent gaming build, for normal games like left for dead, gta, etc. On normal/mid graphics with little to no lag. My budget is strictly 800$, I also need a monitor. Little things like keyboard and mouse are no problem and can be bought later. Since I'm completely new at this, if possible to link me to a good video of building a computer so I don't screw up.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before April

Budget Range: 750-800$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming only.

Parts Not Required: I don't need a mouse or keyboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: North America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type No knowledge, whatever will work best with my budget.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know what this is.

Monitor Resolution: -

Additional Comments: I would prefer Windows 8 over 7.

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February 20, 2013 4:40:05 PM

NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX

ASRock 970 PRO3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Acer G245HQLbd Black 23.6" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Sum 750$
February 20, 2013 5:31:30 PM

That seems perfect, do you have a video of where someone is building something like this? & I would need a windows product, so that would be another 80-100 dollars right?
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February 20, 2013 5:34:10 PM

Trolem said:
That seems perfect, do you have a video of where someone is building something like this? & I would need a windows product, so that would be another 80-100 dollars right?

Yes it would be around 850 at the end! There are a lot of videos on youtube. I like this one
February 20, 2013 5:44:37 PM

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February 20, 2013 5:45:01 PM

You could probably swap the CPU for a Phenom II - that should get you enough to grab a copy of Windows for under $800. If you're a student, it's likely you could get a copy for free/heavily discounted depending on the school you go to.
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February 20, 2013 6:04:03 PM

^^ You need ram to go with that build

IPS and LED screen
7870 and seagate HDD (same price as WD one, your choice)
Include ram and OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.10 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.20 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $848.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-20 15:02 EST-0500)