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$600ish i5-2400 budget build

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July 20, 2011 3:31:10 PM

Hey guys, first time builder here.

This is what I've come up with after some research, and I'd like someone more experienced to check it over for any potential issues before I go ahead and order. It'll be used primarily for gaming, and my budget is somewhere around $600 before taxes and shipping.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - 189.99
Motherboard: BIOSTAR H67MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 74.99
-> Combo deal for 246.98
Video Card: XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - 169.99
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT - 30.99
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 69.99
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 39.99
Case: Antec One Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 59.99
DVD burner:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - 16.99

Total: 634.92


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August 1, 2011 5:16:54 AM

Looks good. Down the line I would suggest upgrading to a Radeon XFX HD 6950, but for now that'll be fine.

Consider this PSU with a bit more wattage:
August 11, 2011 12:41:14 AM

Best answer selected by karabekian.