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Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building A Gaming Computer

Yep another one of these threads you all probably see everyday xD
So i'll make it fundamental

Budget: 600$ or less
Games i play:
World of Warcraft, Call of Duty 4, modern warfare 3 and black ops I and II
as well as minecraft, league of legends and looking to invest in some new games as well.

I was going to go for buying an IBUYPOWER PC but i could not believe the little weasels they are, flashing all these great parts in your face for 600bucks and then not including the fact that their PSUS are only 300 or 350 watts. Have fun shorting out within a month of gameplay if you buy one of those xD anyway, thank you all in advance for your help and suggestions!
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your $600 will go a lot further if you buy everything used...
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PV38G160C9KRD

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

GPU:
Newegg.com - XFX CORE Edition FX-777A-ZNF4 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

HDD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GZ-F3HEB Black SECC Steel / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Optical:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

$516

It'll do what you want rather easily. Depending on the game don't expect max settings at 1080p, but it'll do WoW and all the CoD games easy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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nice build mguire, i cant do that... i cant put together a build for less than $900...
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I do it all the time even away from forums so I'm used to it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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to finish off the build youll want win 7 64 bit.

on sale at newegg today for $80. still on budget.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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windows 8 is better, and its regular price at costco is $60...
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't like Windows 8 because it's even harder to bypass the driver signature enforcement thing. I'm not planning to upgrade past Windows 7 as long as that stupid driver signature enforcement thing exists. You may not need unsigned drivers now, but it will come back and bite you in the butt later.

That's just my 2 cents..
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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im not sure what you are talking about?
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