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Old 08-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have decided I need a new computer and want to try my hand at building. I have been researching around and been looking for good parts and prices. I want to building a computer for gaming on high to ultra settings on games like Diablo III or SWTOR, maybe Skyrim.

My budget is $800-$1000. I need everything.

I have had this set-up recommended to me, is it good or should I adjust things?


CPU:Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard:Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory:G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case:Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
($79.82 @ Amazon)
Power Supply:Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply
($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive:Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor:Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor
($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
($90.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $971.33 Also, are there any good guides on building or articles to read to help.Thank you
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like a good build, if you can, inject the remainder of your budget into a beefier graphics card
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