New build, don't know where to start

By Adam Drennan
May 4, 2012
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  1. Ok so I'm new to the area of building a pc and don't really know where to start. I have the motherboard and cpu figures out I just don't know where to go from there.
  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

    Check out this guide
    Techspot PC Buying Guide

    • What is your Budget?
    • What purpose will this new PC serve?
    • What components do you already have?
    • Where do you live?
    • Are you open to using online merchants? IE newegg, amazon.
    The more information you give us. The better the people of Techspot will be able to assist you.
  3. Adam Drennan

    Adam Drennan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    2000 is the limit but I won't mind going over if it means making it better but not by much.
    The main purpose is to be playing games not really high end games but some.
    I have some parts but nothing that will do me any good.
    South Dakota
    More than likely will be using online merchants.
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 827   +192

    Well with $2,000 USD you can easily make a pretty nice rig.

    What CPU & MOBO did you have in mind?
  5. Adam Drennan

    Adam Drennan TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,426   +142

    I think it's advisable to instead use a 2500k build or the ivy bridge counterpart if you can get your hands on it. Aside from that, it sounds like you can get away with just a 7870, but that depends on what games, what resolution, and what framerate you want.

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