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Old 04-12-2011, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. I'm looking to build my first pc. I'm looking to be able to handle starcraft 2, bfbc2, and potentially battlefield 3. I'm not looking for an amazing system, just one that can handle decent settings and decent fps. Got a mouse, keyboard, and speakers. Looking for a monitor and tower. I've got around 700-800 to make it happen. Any help would be awesome

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Old 04-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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for that kind of money you build a really nice system, you should look for an amd processor if you want good value, check out the phenom x6 processors. Graphics cards, look around for a good price on a 5850 or 5870 or, if you are really careful with what price you pay, even a 6970. if you want a decent psu you will probably need at least 600 watts, and make sure it has the right connections for your graphics card!!!
I'm not an expert and you will have to fill in the rest of your components yourself... One word of advice though, thoroughly check out the product you are planning on buying, and I don't just mean value, also tif it will be compatible with everything it needs to be. There are so many careless mistakes you can make that will be solved with ten minutes research.

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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though there are a lot of people better at this than me... ill give it a shot.

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV4GX3M2A1333C9
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Newegg.com - MSI R6850 Cyclone PE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

total is $640

add in, shipping, a mid or full size case of your choice and a copy of windows 7 64 and it will be about +/- $800

though there are a lot of people better at this than me... ill give it a shot.

edit: didnt see you needed a monitor...
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z68
Corsair 550VX
1Tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
1Tb WD Caviar Green
2Tb WD Caviar Green
8gb DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600
Sapphire Radeon 6870

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What size monitor are you looking at?
Also, do you need an Operating System?
Build to be updated, a reminder to myself.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)

Win 7 Home Premium x64

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB

Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory Model TED34096M1333HC9DC

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core ...
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

total: $789.91
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Thanks folks, just what I was looking for

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