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Gaming pc build on roughly a $720 budget

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August 9, 2011 6:25:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: end of theweek
 
Budget Range: $720 roughly doesn't matter rebates can be before or after.
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming, interwebs, movies
 
Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
 
Country of Origin: United States
 
Parts Preferences: anything other then AMD have has terrible luck with CPUs.

Overclocking:No
 
SLI or Crossfire:No
 
Monitor Resolution:1920x1080
 
Additional Comments: I'm new to building computers and the budget is relatively flexible but not by to much. The games I plan on playing are diablo3 and skyrim. I currently play tf2 and sc2. I don't mind what the case looks like. Thank you for any help.
a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2011 6:47:38 PM

Here's how I'd suggest doing it, all prices NEwegg

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61-M/U3S3: $75
Team Elite 8 GB DDR3-1333: $47
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HDD: $60
Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze PSU: $35
HIS HD6850 w/ 2 free games: $160
Rosewill R102 micro ATX mini tower: $30
Rosewill Blue LED 120mm fan: $8
Masscool 80mm fan: $3
22x DVD burner: $19

total $627

Add Win 7 for $100
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August 9, 2011 7:19:14 PM

@ScrewySqrl Thank you for the build, two questions how difficult is it to install the fans? And since I don't need an OS could you recommend a more powerful gpu?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2011 8:01:39 PM

that will work just fine for any vid card up to a 6950. It coudl just BARELY manage a GTX 570, but only 2 amps to spare.
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August 9, 2011 9:16:09 PM

Alright thx for all your help. So I think this is the build I'm going for, let me know if anything seems like it won't work.

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61-M/U3S3: $75
Team Elite 8 GB DDR3-1333: $47
Palit NE5X56T01102-1140F GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi):$220
Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI: $60
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB HDD: $60
22x DVD burner: $19
Rosewill R102 micro ATX mini tower: $30
Rosewill Blue LED 120mm fan: $8
Masscool 80mm fan: $3

Total: $712
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2011 2:19:23 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP500U-500W-Power-Supply/dp... $54.09 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $203.98 save: $11.00
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H61M-VS-Intel-Micro-Mother... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock H61M-VS Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=EV-GTX560&titl... $229.99 Free Shipping
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX560 Ti FPB 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - 01G-P3-1561-KR

Total: $723.91
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August 10, 2011 3:53:25 AM

@ScrewySqrl Ok thanks for the advice

@why_me Thank you for finding great prices :) 
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