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February 22, 2013 2:42:51 PM

I have never built a computer before, I just have a few questions. I play really only strategy games, Total war series, company of heroes, some Lord of the rings online and world of warcraft. I really need a good computer for school aswell, wordprocessor mostly.

What exactly should I be looking for given what I am going to use the computer for?
I would only like to spend about 1800 dollars, thats after taxes rebates and after buyin the monitor

Would the i53570 work for me?
What graphics card would you sugest?
I was thinking Radeon 7970?
Is 16gb of ram overkill?


This is what I was thinking...
Case ??
Powersupply ??
Video card Radeon 7970
CPU maybe i5370
Motherboard ??
Hard drive ??
Ram 16 gb??
Monitor ??
Os windows 8
February 22, 2013 3:10:38 PM

with the most graphics-intensive game on your list as WoW, you could build a rig to your requirements for probably 1/3 of that $1800... case is whatever you like the most that will fit your parts (i.e. ATX motherboard will not fit into micro-ATX, etc).

as for the rest, your budget allows a monstrous beast of a machine. it's up to you how much money you want to put into it, but WoW doesn't require that insane of a rig at all, even at max res and max settings. $800 is more around what you could spend to also futureproof your build so you can easily upgrade parts without having to buy all new. this list is basically my original build before i was restricted with a budget.
February 22, 2013 4:28:27 PM

You can definatly build a computer that will meet all your expectations for a lot cheaper than $1800.

Check this stuff out here:

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

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

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

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

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

You can go with any case that is ATX compatable, and amount of HDD or SSD storage you want. If you would like me to link my monitor I have just ask.
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February 22, 2013 5:26:06 PM
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$1800 will get you a killer system but if you're not playing a lot of graphically intensive games you can get a system around $1K and it will handle everything you need:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($305.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1001.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 14:25 EST-0500)
February 23, 2013 12:11:14 AM

Awesome, thanks for all the information, you guys pointed me in the right direction
February 23, 2013 12:14:37 AM

BigBAWZ said:
You can definatly build a computer that will meet all your expectations for a lot cheaper than $1800.

Check this stuff out here:

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

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

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

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

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

You can go with any case that is ATX compatable, and amount of HDD or SSD storage you want. If you would like me to link my monitor I have just ask.


Could you send me the link to the monitor you have?
February 23, 2013 12:25:14 AM

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