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Noob trying to build $700-800 gaming pc.

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January 20, 2014 7:08:05 PM

Hello and thank you for looking at my post. Well i'm a noob trying to get into pc gaming. I refuse to buy a new console so I bought a few games like Simcity 2013, Bioshock Infinite and many others on steam. I tried to play them and found out I don't have a good pc to do that. So saw this site and created a account and I rely on you folks to help me build a good pc. I'd like a good one around $700-800. I'd like to purchase a monitor also but that will be separate from the budget. I'd like to play at decent fps in which I don't know what that is. I'd like to make it as cheap as possible please :) 

I was gonna buy a pc on a site called cyberpower and saw some of these things. I don't know if these are any good but these were the things I was gonna buy but then came here to ask first.

AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
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AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card

Like I said i'm a noob at this so if anyone can help a noob out i'd be very happy. :) 
January 21, 2014 10:09:39 AM

Bump. Still need help :/ 
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February 6, 2014 3:31:47 AM

Here we go. I tried to keep it as low-cost as possible while still being sure it'll play everything. This is a bit better than my PC and I can run BF3, FC3 etc.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OeXK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OeXK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OeXK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.74 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $624.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 06:30 EST-0500)
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