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Gaming Computer for around $700

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June 23, 2013 3:40:34 PM

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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June 23, 2013 3:52:08 PM

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
June 23, 2013 3:58:37 PM

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

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June 23, 2013 4:02:53 PM

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
June 23, 2013 4:05:18 PM

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
June 23, 2013 4:09:34 PM

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;
June 23, 2013 4:43:51 PM

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 :)  )
!