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Hi all, wanted your approval before I buy. I've built about 30 computers, about 10 years ago, for work, personal use, and friends. I have a fair understanding, but its all related to 10 yo technology. The last computer I built was a 1.0ghz AMD Thunderbird. Please look over and see if I am doing something wrong or have better advice...

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks

Budget Range: $750-$900 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Hard Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: High reliability, MicroATX

Overclocking: No/Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Quiet, Reliable, Good FPS and graphics quality for games for next 2 years or so without upgrades. Ability to upgrade. First game purchases would probably be Black Ops, Fall Out NV, WOW.

Here is what I have so far. I know absolutely nothing about current generation video cards, I guessed...

Processor- Intel I5 2400 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

Motherboard- ASUS P8H67-M EVO LGA 1155 Intel H67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131689

Memory- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190

Video- ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121415

Case- APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094

Power- COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171046

CD- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Monitor- ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112

OS- Windows 7 Home Premium Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

$855 after rebates and shipping.
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  1. Not a bad build, but would recommend a P67 instead of H67 and also a K series processor in case you want to overclock at a later date. Check out the copy-n-paste below. You can probably get under $900 by changing the case and / or GPU. Either way you are on the right track...


    "Borrowed" from another thread (from MadAdmiral). Prices are from Newegg...

    CPU: i5-2500K $225
    Mobo: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 $153
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $65
    HDD: Spinpoint F3 1 TB $65
    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 750W $80
    Case: HAF 922 $100
    GPU: HD 6950 $270 after rebate. Flash the BIOS to make it a 6970.

    Total: $958
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590988 Combo Price: $164.98
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 $59.99
    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575902 Combo Price: Combo Price: $274.98
    Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400
    Intel BOXDH67BL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127551 $189.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274 $42.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009261 $149.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Acer S211HLbd 21.5'' 5ms LED-Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 12,000,000:1 (ACM)

    Total: $906.91 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
  3. Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400 COMBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575902

    RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

    Memory- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231190

    MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127551

    Case- APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811154094

    CD- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

    Monitor- ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236112

    OS- Windows 7 Home Premium Builders
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754

    $890, so have some room for speakers and surge protector, small stuff.
    All is Kosher?
  4. Best answer
    Solid build except the psu.
  5. thanks.
  6. Purchased. Thanks Toms Hardware!
  7. Best answer selected by deepfriedninja.
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