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February 25, 2013 7:41:34 PM

So I want to start building a computer. Pretty general. I just want a good gaming PC that doesn't cost a fortune. I figured first I would start with a case and this one seemed to be pretty well recommended:
Rosewill challenger black gaming ATX mid tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Beyond that I haven't thought much about what I'm looking for, so please help me out!

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February 25, 2013 7:47:45 PM

What is your budget??
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February 25, 2013 7:59:12 PM

I don't really have set number but nothing extravagant.
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February 25, 2013 8:00:02 PM

For anyone to really help you we at least need some sort of guidelines for a budget.
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February 25, 2013 8:34:30 PM

Maybe somewhere around $600 then.
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February 25, 2013 8:36:22 PM

Do you need to buy an OS?
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February 25, 2013 9:04:58 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Over the next couple months.


Budget Range: Would like to be under $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com

Location: Franklin, MA


Parts Preferences: None


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: games include: The Elder Scrolls games, Fallouts, the Metros


Why Are You Upgrading: My other computers were not good for gaming at all.
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February 25, 2013 9:13:09 PM

A computer build including an OS and monitor for $600 is going to be pretty limited in terms of gaming. Probably low/ mostly medium settings at best.
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February 25, 2013 9:29:01 PM

Well what is a more reasonable range?
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February 25, 2013 9:32:37 PM

On what settings do you want to be able to play these games?
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February 25, 2013 9:34:06 PM

High enough to experience the gameplay with good visuals. But it doesn't have to be extreme.
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February 25, 2013 9:40:31 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FZgo

This build should be good for you if you are willing to go up to $1000 in your total budget (Actual PC costs around $750). Otherwise, you will have to stay on low to medium settings in games.
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February 25, 2013 10:11:57 PM

I would say remove the monitor (as that subjective ) and factor in $100 for the OS then update you budget (excluding those two items) and we can give you a better idea of what to buy. You may also want to list anything your keeping or have from an older PC like DVD/mouse/keyboard etc.
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February 25, 2013 10:25:00 PM

OK, how does $700 with $100 for the OS sound? As for other components, I've got a mouse and keyboard that would work, probably, and speakers, too.
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February 25, 2013 10:32:41 PM

So a $700 build including an OS?
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a b B Homebuilt system
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February 25, 2013 10:45:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $801.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 19:44 EST-0500)

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February 26, 2013 1:56:09 PM

Here is an option:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $774.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 10:54 EST-0500)
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March 5, 2013 10:22:47 AM

Best answer selected by jackofblades13.
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