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May 7, 2012 12:59:01 PM

Hey everyone, Im wanting to build my first computer/budget gaming computer in the next couple of days. Ive been researching and reading everything on budget gaming builds that i can find. Before i purchase everything I would like to run it by you guys to see what you think. All of my purchases will be made from Newegg.

Resolution: 1920x1080

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120

MB: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Any advice or suggestions on how i might save money/improve this build would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2012 2:28:45 PM

with that power supply you will be skimming on the edge, on top of that your GPU needs 2x6pin power cables, while the PSU you picked only has one.

Asus recommends at least a 550W (

So, pick up a bigger PSU from Corsiar, antec or seasonic.

Otherwise I'd say very good picks, should last you a while. I know some people will come and tell you to get z68, I don't think you need it.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2012 4:14:48 PM

Good luck and happy building!
May 7, 2012 4:46:25 PM

that seems like a great rounded build to me!

are you getting a case, optical drive and operating system from elsewhere?
May 8, 2012 5:37:10 AM

Best answer selected by sinnerz.
May 8, 2012 5:39:14 AM

No, the mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, windows 7 64 bit, and box will be coming from newegg as well. The total cost with shipping will be around $890.