Poor Mans Budget Gaming

Any suggestions would be appreciated. My initial budget was $800 but this is a little bit higher than that. I really don't want to go higher than the current total of $855.93. If anything I would like to reduce the price below $800 but I'm having a hard time giving up on that SSD.


Approximate Purchase Date: June 2011

Total: $855.93 after rebates $830.93

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, 500gb hdd

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: eventually

SLI or Crossfire: eventually

Intel Core i5 2500K

ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboard

HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB

OCZ Vertex 2 80GB

Antec BP550 Plus 550W

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    Not bad! I'll help you out.
    -Get this motherboard. Just as good as the ASRock, $30 off.

    In fact, here's a bundle that will save you $15, even off the fry's price:

    Get this PSU instead: A little more efficient, could probably Crossfire with the extra wattage.

    This SSD is 20GB less, but double the speed:

    The HAF 912 is $50 from tigerdirect.

    I believe I got it all into budget! SSD change is optional, but it's what I would do.

    P.S. You'll probably need a DVD drive.
  2. Thanks for the suggestions, I think I will make all changes except the SSD. I got to thinking about it and I can wait a little longer and save the money for the OCZ Vertex 3 120gb instead of getting a 60gb or 80gb that wont fit 2 games on it hardly.
  3. Well if you are going 120GB, get the Agility 3. They have the vertex 3's speed, but not the pricetag.
  4. Will do, thanks for the help
  5. Best answer selected by Vickca86.
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