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I will be building my first computer. I will be using it for gaming, and internet browsing. I want to be able to play SC 2 and Crysis 2 on max setting. My budget is $800, so I need help finding parts. I plan on buying an i5 2500k processor. I also need a monitor any suggestion?
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One thing would be to invest in a really good video card and a better cpu cooler than the one that comes with the cpu. Those 2 parts alone can cost you around $400 or more depending on what card you go with. I have the ATI HD6970 card and it does the trick for me but it also cost $400 brand new. With an $800 budget, you might want to look for some good/used parts.
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OK thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by liljoejoe54 View Post
With an $800 budget, you might want to look for some good/used parts.
This!!!

also keep in mind thats a low budget for what your after so even with sales or good used parts it'll be hard i believe, check the for sale section often

GL
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mobo $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-476-_-Product
cpu 2500k $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-072-_-Product
cpu cooler $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product
gpu 560 ti - $209 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162074
case - $49 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=haf%20912
Memory - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226103
PSU $35 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139018
DVD $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136177
Monitor $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009266

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This is a really good build if you can stretch your budget

If you want to save some money
- buy 2nd hand
- Downgrade to a gtx460 or equivalent ati card e.g ($160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127518)
- look out for the newegg open box parts (gtx 560 can be had for $188)
- be patient and watch the online deals section
- get a smaller monitor, but who wants to play with less than 23" 1080p?
- Downgrade to a non overclockable sandy bridge, or to an AMD
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