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I'm new to overclocking, and I'm not very computer orientated. Be gentle! thumb.gif

I've been considering purchasing a new desktop, that was until I received a great deal of feedback urging me to build, not buy. I don't know the first thing about building a computer, or what components I need to do so.

What I'm looking for is a desktop that will primarily be used for gaming. I don't need to be playing Skyrim on max settings or anything, just something that performs rather well with most games. I don't know that it would make much of a difference, but I'll probably be doing a bit of graphic design as well.

Any suggestions are appreciated, and thanks for reading biggrin.gif!
post #2 of 76
Plenty of helpful folks here...as well as some who will tell you exactly what you need...whether you need it or not. wink.gif

Personally, I think that the three videos in this series are great for new folks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
post #3 of 76
So we know you want to game, possibly skyrim at high is acceptable, whats your budget? Thats the biggest issue.
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post #4 of 76
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Originally Posted by sepheroth003 View Post

So we know you want to game, possibly skyrim at high is acceptable, whats your budget? Thats the biggest issue.

I knew I left something out of my original post. My budget is rather low (Maybe $700).
post #5 of 76
Well, the first thing to figure out is are you intel or AMD? Haha. Of course intel is leading the pack now, but it looks like AMD is a little more in your price range. I would start first by deciding on your CPU and you Motherboard and go from there.
May I suggest an AMD Phenom II X4? Great chip for gaming in a budget build!!! For motherboards I would consider a biostar or Asus. Probably an 870 or 880 chipset.
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post #6 of 76
At that price, I suggest that you check out this thread...after you watch my videos wink.gif


http://www.overclock.net/t/1239270/need-800-future-proof-gaming-rig/20#post_16904437
post #7 of 76
For graphics: 7770, maybe 7870 if you can squeeze it. Used market is pretty good right now too. What components do you already have?

Is this 700 for case and all internal components, AND keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers/headset? Do you already have some legitimately transferrable copy of Windows? You want to game, so I presume linux is out of the question.

What do you need for that $700 and what do you already have.
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post #8 of 76
im thinking:
500W Psu
560ti graphics
i5 2500/k
Asrock mobo
8GB of ram
should be able to fit something like that into 700

we need a mod to move this thread however, its kinda in the wrong section wink.gif
post #9 of 76
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Originally Posted by avesdude View Post

For graphics: 7770, maybe 7870 if you can squeeze it. Used market is pretty good right now too. What components do you already have?
Is this 700 for case and all internal components, AND keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers/headset? Do you already have some legitimately transferrable copy of Windows? You want to game, so I presume linux is out of the question.
What do you need for that $700 and what do you already have.

I'm leaving everything out of the equation except for the computer, which is starting from scratch. frown.gif
post #10 of 76
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I just posted where Therian told me to tongue.gif
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