New Computer Build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 6, 2010 7:14 PM in Systems Share Rob_3 May 6, 2010 6:53:17 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month-ish BUDGET RANGE: $500 - $700 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Making beats on fruityloops, Starcraft 2 PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: i5 perhaps? OVERCLOCKING: NO SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO MONITOR RESOLUTION: i dont recall off the top of my head (im at school right now) but i know its not widescreen...its just...normal lol ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just want a decently fast running comp. mostly going to be used to play starcraft 2 and making beats with fruity loops More about : computer build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove MadAdmiral May 6, 2010 7:14:20 PM You're not getting an i5 on a $700 budget. The i5 alone is $200 and good LGA1156 boards are at least $125. Counting the OS, everything else excluding the GPU will cost $400. That's already out of your budget. Here's what I'd build: CPU: X4 635 $106 Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 and HD 5770 $225 after rebate RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120 HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55 Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5 $40 after rebate PSU/Optical: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W and cheap SATA DVD burner $44 after rebate OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $100 Total: $690 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New Computer Build> Related ressources: ForumNew computer build ForumNew Computer Build REVISED Suggestions? ForumNew Computer Build - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Forum[ New Build ] Gaming Computer ForumNew Computer Build ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumNew computer build -Video only works without GTX 670 ForumNew computer build crashing ForumFIRST NEW CUSTOM GAMING COMPUTER BUILD ForumNew computer build complete but cant get picture ForumNew computer build in $1800-$2000 range ForumNew Business Computer Build ForumNew Computer Build $700-$800 ForumNew Computer Build Suggestions? ForumNew Computer build ForumLooking for help with a new gaming computer build ForumNew Computer build Help ForumCan not get my computer to operate after new build ForumNew High Performance Computer Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !