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New to PC gaming and looking to build a rig from scratch ($600-$900)

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May 11, 2013 2:39:40 PM

I am looking to build a gaming pc from scratch. I would like to play MMO's as well as action games. I have done a bit of research and found components that may work together but I would really appreciate some guidance.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Planning on buying components weekly one by one

Budget Range: $600-$900 bassed on components found

System Usage from Most to Least Important: strictly gaming (MMO's, action, RPG)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location: cape coral FL

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe. would like the option

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. dont know what this is but I will research.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 unless I need more for elder scrolls MMO

Additional Comments: Neon lights are ok but I prefer a quiet PC

Processor - Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i53570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card - Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=AT-7850_2G&c=fr&p...

RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I could not choose a case due to not being sure if it would all fit in a case I would like. This is everything I found. I would appreciate any help or suggestions.
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May 11, 2013 4:35:58 PM

That's a decent start. I would get a different PSU, and don't buy the 3570 without getting the unlocked version. Get the i5-3350P or i5-3470 and save some money there. You won't miss much in terms of performance.

Here's what I would recommend:

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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($253.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $770.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-11 19:35 EDT-0400)

Gives you $90 for OS and another $120 for monitor.
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