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New pc $600

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Last response: in Systems
May 26, 2011 5:55:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Maybe today)

Budget Range: (600) Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, some video coding, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case,dvd drive)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, mircocenter)

Country of Origin: (USA)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (none)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (max 1920x1080)

Additional Comments: I live by a mircocenter so i will be using them for some parts

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
SKU: 200121
$179.99 $179.99

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 P67 ATX Motherboa...
SKU: 288449
after Rebate
[Details] $79.99

These are a combo deal through mircocenter for today only for 276.88 (including tax)

HDD:, i know the f3's are better but this one is 6.0 plus its 10 dollars off with a promotion code
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video card: This card also has a 15 dollar promo code on it
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

Power supply:
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371044
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$25.00 Instant

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL

Case: Antec three hundred illusion, already brought on sale from newegg

Total: 299.96 + 276.88 = 576.84

More about : 600

May 27, 2011 12:06:54 AM

Damn, that microcenter deal is hot for the 2500k & mobo

For $600, think you did great to fit it under that price. Since gaming is listed as the 1st priority, maybe look into some of the newer or higher graphic cards that are priced in the $180~$200 range.

GTX 560 (non ti) ~$190~$200 (before rebates)

HD6870 ~$180~$200 (before rebates)

Some benchmarks to compare the three in your price range.