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Since he's new he most likely has no OS also he should go with a Z77 ATX board for a bigger upgrade path.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($51.91 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.86 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $699.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 05:07 EDT-0400)

You could always go with an AMD build and overclock it(my recommendation) but since you claim your kind of new to computers I've just not bothered with it.

EDIT: Amazingly enough when I looked at ram prices the best option for 2 x 4GB ram faster than 1333mhz was the one listed above at $51.91, I'd suggest you look for other sources to buy ram since I've seen DDR3 1600mhz 2 x 4GB packages as low as say $37(a couple months back).[/quote

Edited by PCBuilder94 - 3/18/13 at 10:04am
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Since he's new he most likely has no OS also he should go with a Z77 ATX board for a bigger upgrade path.
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Originally Posted by division9 View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($51.91 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.86 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $699.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 05:07 EDT-0400)

You could always go with an AMD build and overclock it(my recommendation) but since you claim your kind of new to computers I've just not bothered with it.

EDIT: Amazingly enough when I looked at ram prices the best option for 2 x 4GB ram faster than 1333mhz was the one listed above at $51.91, I'd suggest you look for other sources to buy ram since I've seen DDR3 1600mhz 2 x 4GB packages as low as say $37(a couple months back).[/quote

Not sure what's happening with my formatting today, Anyways. I'd bet by the time the i3 needs upgrading next gen performance gains will make buying and overclocking a 3570k seem like a bad idea. And I'm not sure what you're trying to say by mentioning he needs an OS, I included one in the price from the beginning.
    
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How would the pc builds listed above be able to handle photoshop and possibly guild wars 2?
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How would the pc builds listed above be able to handle photoshop and possibly guild wars 2?

Not terribly well. Guild Wars 2 prefers a quad-core, the i3s are dual-core. AMD isn't an option because SC2 doesn't run as well on them as on the faster per-core Intel chips. $700 is plenty to work with as long as you don't want maximum quality graphics in every game. I'm more than willing to help, but I don't think you've answered these questions:

1) Do you live near a microcenter.
2) Do you wish to overclock or to avoid overclocking? Answer for both CPU & GPU.
3) Are there special needs, like certain professional programs or quiet computing you want to shoot for?
4) WHAT IS YOUR MONITOR? Or at least its max resolution. If you don't have one, does that need to be purchased as well?
5) Do you need to buy a copy of windows to go with the computer?
6) Do you need other peripherals (speakers, mouse, keyboard, wifi dongle, etc.)

I think that covers most of it.

P.S. And, er, you are buying the U.S. right? Not Cananada or something?
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Not sure what's happening with my formatting today, Anyways. I'd bet by the time the i3 needs upgrading next gen performance gains will make buying and overclocking a 3570k seem like a bad idea. And I'm not sure what you're trying to say by mentioning he needs an OS, I included one in the price from the beginning.
sorry I did not see the os in your list. That was my fault.
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Not terribly well. Guild Wars 2 prefers a quad-core, the i3s are dual-core. AMD isn't an option because SC2 doesn't run as well on them as on the faster per-core Intel chips. $700 is plenty to work with as long as you don't want maximum quality graphics in every game. I'm more than willing to help, but I don't think you've answered these questions:

1) Do you live near a microcenter.
2) Do you wish to overclock or to avoid overclocking? Answer for both CPU & GPU.
3) Are there special needs, like certain professional programs or quiet computing you want to shoot for?
4) WHAT IS YOUR MONITOR? Or at least its max resolution. If you don't have one, does that need to be purchased as well?
5) Do you need to buy a copy of windows to go with the computer?
6) Do you need other peripherals (speakers, mouse, keyboard, wifi dongle, etc.)

I think that covers most of it.

P.S. And, er, you are buying the U.S. right? Not Cananada or something?
My buddy has AMD and sc2 really doesn't perform well. +1 for this post I quoted.
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Not terribly well. Guild Wars 2 prefers a quad-core, the i3s are dual-core. AMD isn't an option because SC2 doesn't run as well on them as on the faster per-core Intel chips. $700 is plenty to work with as long as you don't want maximum quality graphics in every game. I'm more than willing to help, but I don't think you've answered these questions:

1) Do you live near a microcenter.
2) Do you wish to overclock or to avoid overclocking? Answer for both CPU & GPU.
3) Are there special needs, like certain professional programs or quiet computing you want to shoot for?
4) WHAT IS YOUR MONITOR? Or at least its max resolution. If you don't have one, does that need to be purchased as well?
5) Do you need to buy a copy of windows to go with the computer?
6) Do you need other peripherals (speakers, mouse, keyboard, wifi dongle, etc.)

I think that covers most of it.

P.S. And, er, you are buying the U.S. right? Not Cananada or something?


1) I don't think so? i live about 2 hours away from seattle.
2) Not at this moment i think. Maybe in the future after i learn more about computers in general.
3) Mainly just gaming and photo editing.
4) Its just an old school monitor for now. the max resolution is 1024 × 768.
5) I do not need a copy of windows.
6) I do not need other peripherals.

and yes, i'm buying the U.S.
post #19 of 26
i5-3350P ($180) The 'P' means no integrated graphics.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

Asrock B75 mATX mobo ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157362

Corsair 2x4gb value ram ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233192

MSI 7770 ($120) Plenty for your monitor. I wouldn't spend any more here until you get a better display.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664

Fractal Design Core 1000 ($40)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58341&vpn=FD%2DCA%2DCORE%2D1000%2DBL&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

Rosewill Green 430w ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202

Seagate 1tb HDD ($65)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1293

DVD-burner ($18)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

Total: $583
That leaves some room in your budget. The instinct would be a better video card (7870 @ $220), but with your monitor that'd be pointless since the resolution is so small. You could add in an SSD (Samsung 840 120gb is probably $90-$100 @us.ncix.com). I'd save the money looking for a future monitor upgrade.

I'd look at upgrading your monitor when you get a chance, probably to:
Quality 1920x1080 resolution monitor: Asus vg23ah ($220) Keep your old one for a secondary monitor giving you more desktop space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236262

The 7770 will be able to play games just fine on the above monitor, but for the most graphically demanding games you'll have to lower settings. Still much better than max graphics on the tiny monitor you have.

On the other hand you could go with a random low-end 1920x1080 monitor & even stay in budget. Instead of a high-quality IPS monitor like the one I linked above, you could get el randomo cheap LED 23" monitor for $120:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009421

Don't forget to thank your e-sports sponsors & tell them what you bought.
Intel (various)
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Corsair (team Millenium)
MSI (team Fnatic)
Samsung (WCG)
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

i5-3350P ($180) The 'P' means no integrated graphics.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

Asrock B75 mATX mobo ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157362

Corsair 2x4gb value ram ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233192

MSI 7770 ($120) Plenty for your monitor. I wouldn't spend any more here until you get a better display.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664

Fractal Design Core 1000 ($40)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58341&vpn=FD%2DCA%2DCORE%2D1000%2DBL&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

Rosewill Green 430w ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202

Seagate 1tb HDD ($65)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1293

DVD-burner ($18)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

Total: $583
That leaves some room in your budget. The instinct would be a better video card (7870 @ $220), but with your monitor that'd be pointless since the resolution is so small. You could add in an SSD (Samsung 840 120gb is probably $90-$100 @us.ncix.com). I'd save the money looking for a future monitor upgrade.

I'd look at upgrading your monitor when you get a chance, probably to:
Quality 1920x1080 resolution monitor: Asus vg23ah ($220) Keep your old one for a secondary monitor giving you more desktop space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236262

The 7770 will be able to play games just fine on the above monitor, but for the most graphically demanding games you'll have to lower settings. Still much better than max graphics on the tiny monitor you have.

On the other hand you could go with a random low-end 1920x1080 monitor & even stay in budget. Instead of a high-quality IPS monitor like the one I linked above, you could get el randomo cheap LED 23" monitor for $120:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009421

Don't forget to thank your e-sports sponsors & tell them what you bought.
Intel (various)
Asrock (team Incredible Miracle)
Corsair (team Millenium)
MSI (team Fnatic)
Samsung (WCG)
Acer (team Acer)


Thanks man, you've helped out a lot.
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