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$200-300 Light gaming budget build. Already have vid. card and OS

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March 18, 2011 4:53:19 AM

Hello, I am looking for a budget build to do a little gaming. I will be playing League of Legends, WoW, SC2, and possibly Rift on at least 1200x800 resolution. I already have an HD 4850 and Windows 7 and my budget after that is $200-300

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March 18, 2011 7:04:12 AM

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 $105
AMD Athlon II X2 260 $70
Rosewill Challenger $55
G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $20 (x2)= $40
hec HP485D 485W ATX12V $25

TOTAL= $295

Prices are rounded off, prices off Newegg

Cheers.
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March 18, 2011 1:59:18 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec EarthWatts Green 380W $36 with promo AN10PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Athlon II X3 450 & Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB $119
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thermaltake V3 Black Edition $40 after EMCKGJC28 promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB $40

Total shipped: $313.87 with a $10 MIR

If you want crossfire option down the road go with this mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $90

Edit: A few better PSU's if you want to crossfire(think these will be enough for 2 4850's, someone will chime in if not I hope):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|17-139-019^17-139-019-TS%2C17-341-022^17-341-022-14%23%2C17-341-039^17-341-039-TS

Edit: Crap forgot HDD back to the drawing board :( 

Edit: swapped in a cheaper PSU and added a HDD, crossfire is prolly way over you budget
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March 18, 2011 2:59:13 PM

If you have to stay under $300 can go with one of these mobos and save a few bucks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-176^13-157-176-TS%2C13-130-254^13-130-254-TS%2C13-138-179^13-138-179-TS
There are cheaper boards that you can use but I hate to recommend boards with just 2 memory slots in case you need to pop in more later down the road, but might not be a bad idea when on a tight budget.

Also can drop the CPU memory combo and go with the $72 Athlon II X3 445 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and some $40 dollar memory like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to save a few bucks
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March 18, 2011 6:03:52 PM

Awesome, you guys rock. Thank you.
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March 20, 2011 5:32:45 PM

Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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