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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to build a new gaming computer. I want to have a fast computer with nice graphics, i'm not a professional gamer so i don't need that high tech stuff. Im trying to order the parts off of newegg. Any recommendations for the build?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Need a budget to work with and some games you intend on playing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My budget is max $1500 and the games i'm currently playing now are LoL, L4D2, PayDay The Heist, and Natural Selection 2. I'll probably get new games too.
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This will max every game on the market at 1080p for the next 2-3 years easy.

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

SSD + HDD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case:
Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black Steel / Plastic 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

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - Operating Systems

$1472

Everything you need, put it together, install, and go.
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PP windows 8? My mother has a laptop with windows 8 and I think Windows 7 is better
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Is Windows 7 better than Windows 8? Thanks by the way!
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You also get borderlands 2 free with the 680 = win
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Also for a case, which is better? Full tower or mid tower?
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It's personal preference really. Besides MetroUI (which can be disabled with Start8) and a few other minor things they are really pretty much the same. I personally prefer 7 because I ran into some bugs but others haven't so it could be just my luck.

Also, Windows 8 fits into your budget with the better parts. If you can find 7 cheaper you could go for that but either way it's up to you.

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Also for a case, which is better? Full tower or mid tower?
Either or. Doesn't really matter.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787 better then http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130768
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