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Old 08-10-2012, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Time Build - Gaming

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, 02:58 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
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
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