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Building a $540 system, need help making sure everything is compatible.

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August 29, 2013 11:00:02 PM

Hoping to purchase at least the case and PSU by Saturday for rebates, if confirmed by then, all parts.

$540 is the budget after tax, and I believe I rang out at $440 with shipping.

Will be used for moderate gaming, friend wants to play PSO2 and maybe TERA.

HDD, CD Drive, mouse, keyboard, monitor, are already acquired. I'm hoping I didn't forget anything. Using onboard audio.

Making this system in Southern California, site preference is non-existent, but I'm pretty sure I covered all the parts we need, just want to make sure everything will work together.

I would like to stay with Intel, and no overclocking for now. I advised he should crossfire later, as the board appears prepped for that.

If anyone, and multiple people, can check this out and make sure I didn't hiccup, it would be much appreciated.

Case: Ultra Rogue M925 Full Tower Gaming Case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

details.asp?EdpNo=2851012&RSort=4&csid=ITD&body=#CustomerReviewsBlock

Mobo: ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2645-KR GeForce GT 640 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: COOLER MASTER i500 RS500-ACAAB1-US 500W lntel ATX 12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 29, 2013 11:35:00 PM
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On $450, forget about crossfiring. What do you think of this build? It has a much faster CPU and slightly better GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($115.97 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($52.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($93.89 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($26.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $357.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 02:34 EDT-0400)
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