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Gaming Build Budget $1300

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May 25, 2013 10:42:53 AM

I have never built a computer, so I am in desperate need of help.

Approximate Purchase Date: July 1st

Budget Range: $1300 before shipping and monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies/Videos (Mostly play the sims 3, with all expansion and stuff packs, and Guild Wars 2 atm) Do a lot of Skyping too if that matters.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Not reusing anything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Hartland, WI in USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever is geared towards gaming

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Purchasing one, not sure what's best at a reasonable price.

Additional Comments: I will need to put windows on this, I play sims 3 and Guild Wars 2, but will probably add another game or two within the next year...will have the same specs as the sims and gw2 though. I will buy a monitor, but am open to suggestions for those and haven't decided on a price I want to spend.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've always bought computers off the shelf and I've no clue how to switch things out on them. I have a friend who will assemble at the end of July when they come back from the army, but I need to pick everything out to have here by then and I really have no clue what I all need to get to put together a system that works and will support my games. So basically I'm asking you to choose a computer build for me.....Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I really have no clue what I'm doing here. :( 
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May 25, 2013 10:52:09 AM

A 700$ pc would be plenty for guild wars 2 and other games....
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May 25, 2013 11:26:16 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
A 700$ pc would be plenty for guild wars 2 and other games....


I actually agree with this, you don't really need to spend that much on a PC if you're only going to be playing MMOs and strategy games. Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $907.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-25 14:26 EDT-0400)
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May 25, 2013 3:39:03 PM

id ask when its the last week of june. recommendations change from week to week. asking now is useless
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May 25, 2013 4:07:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
id ask when its the last week of june. recommendations change from week to week. asking now is useless



Yeah this time of year definitely isn't the time to be asking for recommendations.
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