Gaming Computer for around $700

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime Around July

Budget Range: $650-750
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming/Surfing,Surfing Internet, Word Processing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: I'm really new to building a computer so.....

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Amazon, Newegg

Location: City, State/Region, Country - California, United States of America

Parts Preferences: AMD Processor(I'm cheap :D)
Overclocking: No please

SLI or Crossfire: What is this (halp, i don't know anything ; c ; )

Your Monitor Resolution: Probably going to be 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
I want to spend the least amount of money on case/coolant/power supply (if possible)
I play Starcraft 2/Diablo 3 / Skyrim/League of Legends/ Steam Games etc etc..

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
Been using a toshiba laptop for 5 years....i want performance baby >:D

Please! and Thank you!
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  1. How does this build look to you:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19w22'

    SLI/CrossFire is when you connect two video cards in order to increase performance. SLI is for nVidia and CrossFire is for AMD

    Hope this helps
  2. King Hackintosh said:
    How does this build look to you:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19w22'

    SLI/CrossFire is when you connect two video cards in order to increase performance. SLI is for nVidia and CrossFire is for AMD

    Hope this helps


    Wow really nice build thank you! Although is $300 for a video card really that important?
    Also what is the "2GB" on the Graphics card....what does that mean?
    Sorry >.<" im a complete dummy at computers
  3. No it is only important if you are playing games such as Battlefield, Crysis etc and isn't really necessary for your needs (my apologies for including it).

    Here is an updated build w/out the expensive graphics

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19whu
  4. The 2gb refers to video memory (VRAM) which is RAM for your graphics card... You need more RAM for multiple displays but 2gb (you might even get away with 1gb) is fine for your needs
  5. King Hackintosh said:
    The 2gb refers to video memory (VRAM) which is RAM for your graphics card... You need more RAM for multiple displays but 2gb (you might even get away with 1gb) is fine for your needs


    Thank you so much! You've been a big help!
    Also 1 last question if you're not busy:
    Do i need to purchase any other components like a Sound Card/USB ports? or anything at all? (Besides the monitor/OS/mouse-keyboard)

    I'm completely new to building a computer as you can see x.X;
  6. Sound cards and usb hubs are usually unnecessary unless you have a specific need for them (i.e. you know that you will need more front panel USB ports than your case offers or you know you will be using high end speakers and can benefit from better a sound card).

    If you have any other questions I'm all ears (I know how confusing a first build can be but it will be worth it once your done :) )
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