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Old 03-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking a gaming pc since you can usually get more bang for your buck that way. Just need some help gathering all the pieces. Been looking at newegg and tigerdirect at barebone kits and individual parts... really looking to build a gaming pc under $800. As of now i play league of legends, counter strike and a few other less graphicly demanding games. But i do want something that can run the higher end games as well. So I need some help putting together a build! Thanks!

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first before mguire snakes a post before me!

ill edit this post with my suggestested build for you, and then mguire will tweak it...

i went a little over budget... itll be $30 cheaper if you go with the 7950 and ditch the dvd burner... and another $30 cheaper if over clocking isnt important to you and just use the stock heatsink that comes with the processor

Mguire will suggest a SSD, im not good at budget SSDs, he's better at that.

i suggest either a 660ti or a 7950. if you were to ask me 3 months ago which was better i would say the 660ti, but with AMDs lastest drivers for the 7950, it really has matured into quiet a beast card, which cannot be ignored for consideration, especially in a budget build.

Case: $60
Corsair 200R

Mother board: $105
ASRock Z77 Pro4

CPU: $220
Intel 3570K

Ram: $65
Corsair Vengance 8 gigs

Graphics card: $299
HD 7950 3GB


Graphics card: $289
GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB

PSU: $70
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W

DVD burner: $20
ASUS 24X DVD Burner

CPU cooler: $30
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Total Before SSD $870. $810 if you ditch the cooler, dvd burner and go with the 7970. but about another $100 more with whatever SSD mguire suggests.

but this is a decent SSD, and itll do the job just fine

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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
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gaming PC build.

Though its sadly almost not worth it for the price anymore there is the option of the Seagate Momentus XT

But for the price you could just get a cheap 1TB hard drive and an ssd so its just down to personal choice mostly
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Suggestion if you want a ssd this is the same one from Sean, but cheaper

Samsung 840 SSD

also I know you gave a budget, but if you could post any other details i.e. os needed, keyboard/mouse needed,monitor, overclock/no overclock, etc

This would help us help you!
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