[New Build] Budget PC <$800 before rebate

Hiya, I was directed towards these forums with a recommendation from a friend. My PC is PAINFULLY outdated, and I'm heading towards some hardware failure (RAM is bad in GPU causing artifacts, CD-Drive no longer functions correctly, etc.). I've set a budget at $800 before rebates. I'm a student, so I am not made of money. I think that is a reasonable amount to invest as I'd like this rig to last at least 5 years. I'm not a hardcore PC gamer, so I feel this is reasonable. Anyways, onto the show:


Approximate Purchase Date: Before May 2011

Budget Range: $800 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing/Photoshop, Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing Internet

Parts Not Required: Moniter (acer model v173), Speakers (logitech), Mouse (logitech usb), Keyboard (logitech usb), external HD (WD720gb), internal HD (make?)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (never had issues with them)

Country of Origin: N/A

Parts Preferences: by brand or type N/A

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I don't necessarily need to run things on Ultra-High settings.


If you need anymore information, please let me know and I will reply. I look forward to hearing back, and thank you!
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  1. Hi there here is my $800 build, I've done for you, it should be able to run most games on max. Prices of Newegg. Prices rounded to nearest 5.

    Intel Core i3-2120 $150
    ASUS P8P67-M PRO $150
    CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB $55
    EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR $150
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $65
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $100
    Thermaltake V3 Black Edition $40

    TOTAL= $800

    Hope you like it. Cheers

    (Oh and choose a best answer, even if it's not me.)
  2. Sorry forgot to add optical drive, so change the GPU to this.

    GIGABYTE GV-R577SO $130 (Don't worry this will still play most games on max.)

    And here's the drive.

    LITE-ON Black 24X
  3. This is a start....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $59.95 FREE SHIPPING
    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371004 $59.99
    Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.616058 Combo Discount: -$15.00 Combo Price: $174.98
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
    BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115076 $184.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519 $149.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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