First build need some help

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  1. New Deal

    New Deal New Member

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    Hi, Im trying to build a computer for gaming, mostly RTS and some RPGs. I would like to be able to play these two up coming gaming on the max settings or at least close to that upon there release, company of heroes 2 and Total War: Rome 2

    My budget is around $750 (before shipping) and ill will be buying all my parts from the USA. I don't have a brand preference so if you would like to make some suggestions from other brands please full free to do so (I would like to keep my case though). I will be building the entire thing from scratch and will be keeping my old Dell SE198WFP 19 inch LCD Monitor. My max resolution is 1440 by 900. I will also be keeping my old mouse, keyboard and speakers. No plans for over clocking but somewhere down the line i might. I plan on ordering it within the next 2-3 weeks. I'm a little nervous when looking for parts because i'm afraid not everything would be compatible. Your in put is greatly appreciated. Thank You

    NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case 921RB-BL

    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w Power Supply

    ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core Processor Black Edition AM3+ FD8320FRHKBOX

    Gigabyte GTX650 Ti Boost GDDR5-2GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC Graphics Cards GV-N65TBOC-2GD

    Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 16MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002

    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    I have amazon pro so the total price of all these parts right now is $774.48 with a copy of windows 7.
     
  2. ipoker

    ipoker New Member

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    I'm no expert but i will tell my choices..:lol:

    CoolerMaster HAF 912 case (It has better cooling than gardian and it does come with 1 front USB 3.0 ) 60$

    Intel i5 3470 (if u do mostly gaming) (199$)

    MSI Z77-G41 LGA 1155 6GBps USB 3.0(99$)/ ASrock z77 extreme 3 (119$)
    I prefer the ASrock over msi.

    Sapphire 7850 2GB 256bit DDR5 PCI 3.0 (179$ )

    Corsair GS600w 80+ bronze (79$) / CM 600w (69$)

    RAM same as you have mentioned (70$)

    Hard disk go for 1 TB 6Gbps 64mb cache(74$)instead of 500GB

    Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (same ) 20$

    All prices are from newegg....Everything makes it about 710-730$ exclude windows 7
     
  3. Tipstaff

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    Personally I'm in line with an Intel build as well, although graphics wise I would probably go with Nvidia over AMD. You can get a non-Ti version of the GTX 660, such as the ZOTAC ZT-60901-10M for $200 on Newegg. On average the HD 7850 and GTX 600 (non-Ti) are about the same benchmark wise.

    Also, while ipokers suggestion is still a great processor/board, if you can save up a little more money I'd go with the newer Haswell processors from Intel as the older socket is being phased out. A board based on the new chipset, such as the ASRock Z87 Extreme3, will cost you $18 more than the Z77 version on Newegg (currently @ $137), while an i5 4570 will cost you about $209, or you could go with an i5 4570S which will cost you about $199. They are identical processors, same Turbo clock rate, same cache, but the S version has a lower default clock rate (2.9Ghz vs 3.2Ghz), and uses less power too (65w vs 84w). All in all you'd get a new system based on a brand new Intel processor and board for $18-$28 more than ipokers suggestion.
     
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  4. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Unless you want to buy it now for CoH2, if you are willing to wait till Rome Total War 2 is released, prices will be lower and you will get a better deal.
     
  5. ipoker

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    You may go with GPU and Processor as Tipstaff suggested..But if u having a money shortage,you can go with your mentioned config..

    Just replace powersupply,cabinet and HDD as i suggested..650ti boost is also a good card(check the review on this site) but 7850 is slightly better..Most of the mid end motherbords supports crossfire than SLI..

    You may go for 700-750w powersupply,if you plan to crossfire/SLI in future..

    Why Intel ? Bcoz of its low power consumption and durabilty and good for most of the games....;)

    Its upto u....:lol:
     
  6. rayagepj

    rayagepj New Member

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    get a fast/high speed processor and power saving motherboard for sure its already reasonable to rely on.. i was using MSI to Biostar that was also my 1st set up though im still not an expert for all this stuffs i just go with flow of whats new out in the market... =)
     

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