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    Looking to build new computer

    Hello, I have been looking to build a new gaming rig during my upcoming winter break, I haven't built one in quite some time, nor have I been keeping up with the current tech. So I'm asking for help. I have a budget of around $600-$800. I would appreciate if someone would mind giving me some input on which parts to get and what not, I have a keyboard/mouse/headset/3 monitors already, so exclude those. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Immortal Notarget's Avatar
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    Something like this if it has to include Windows 7, slightly above 800 but it will last you a while and you can OC the CPU:


    From Marest sample build, if you need to keep the cost as low as possible:


    Budget Gaming 550
    MoBo: ASRock H67M (B3)$79.99
    CPU: Intel i3 2100$124.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1333MHz 2x2GB$29.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 6870$169.99
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB$54.99
    PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430W$44.99
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic$35.99 Review

    Estimated Total Price – $541

    Recommended for:
    Budget gaming build that can tackle most
    newer games. Enough if you only play World
    of Warcraft.

    Add $100 for the Windows 7
    Last edited by Notarget; 2011-11-12 at 11:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Something like this if it has to include Windows 7, slightly above 800 but it will last you a while and you can OC the CPU:


    From Marest sample build, if you need to keep the cost as low as possible:


    Budget Gaming 550
    MoBo: ASRock H67M (B3)$79.99
    CPU: Intel i3 2100$124.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1333MHz 2x2GB$29.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon 6870$169.99
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB$54.99
    PSU: Antec EarthWatts 430W$44.99
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic$35.99 Review

    Estimated Total Price – $541

    Recommended for:
    Budget gaming build that can tackle most
    newer games. Enough if you only play World
    of Warcraft.

    Add $100 for the Windows 7
    Nice solid build.

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro very solid CPU cooler, with good thermal paste you can push your CPU to 4Ghz with ease (depending on CPU).

    Thought it would be cheaper but anyway. Also not sure how HDD prices are doing, they were insane few weeks ago due to floods, think they might of stabilized.

    But if you want my honest opinion. Wait till January when there are nice solid deals. Also I believe IVY is coming out in March or something right? Save some money till then, only few months you can get more funds to get better mobo/psu since PSU is good for future proofing and the better mobo (at least which can support sli/xfire) the better.
    Last edited by Mister K; 2011-11-12 at 12:03 PM.
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    Yeah actually the HDD price in the Marest build is $115 but you'll save some on the GPU with MIR so it's close enough for the budget. The stock cooler will be fine for the i3-2100 as you're not going to OC.

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