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Need help new build under $800 NOOB

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May 10, 2013 6:26:05 PM

I am looking to build a new desktop, i have a mac and am playing games on it. I need help picking the parts for the desktop. Please help me build the best computer for my budget. Thank you.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This year

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $800-$1000 after rebates/shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming half life 2, steam games ,lol,wow,stuff like thatmost intensive bf3, editing videos, everyday stuff

Are you buying a monitor: Yes i need one

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Win 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any where with the best price

Location: granbury tx

Parts Preferences: Whatever gives the best bang for the buck.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Whatever is recommended

Additional Comments: I want it to be upgradable in the future. And can run new games. I dont need a fancy case or anything.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i have a mac enough said

More about : build 800 noob

May 10, 2013 6:26:43 PM

nothing above $800
May 11, 2013 2:41:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($173.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $857.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-11 05:41 EDT-0400)
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May 11, 2013 6:15:09 AM

do i need a cpu cooler
May 11, 2013 7:59:00 AM

Not with your budget, you don't. Your budget is 800ish, right?
May 11, 2013 2:25:00 PM

ya but wont the cpu over heat with the stock one
May 11, 2013 3:20:05 PM

Stock cooler is fine. If CPUs would overheat with standart coolers there would no sense to sell them together, but they sell and people buy and all is okay.
May 11, 2013 4:36:35 PM

This was a build i just bought last night that received a bit of good feedback which is within your price range. The CPU/Motherboard are a bundle at microcenter which is roughly 1hr and 30 mins from you. Newegg had about $30 is taxes, NCIX had none.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $120.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $50.00)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G215HVBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K100 Wired Slim Keyboard ($7.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($3.65 @ NCIX US)
Total: $779.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-11 19:33 EDT-0400)

i havnt received my parts yet, so really no idea how it will preform, but im pretty optimistic based on a bunch of reviews and hierarchy charts ive read.