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$600 General PC Light Gaming

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks


Budget Range: $600 before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching movies, photoshop/illustrator, gaming (call of duty, battlefield bc2, starcraft 2)


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive, optical drive


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and microcenter (live near a store)


Country of Origin: U.S.


Parts Preferences: Prefer intel but open to any suggestions. Also like the HAF 912 or Antec 300 cases


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in future)


Monitor Resolution: Currently have 1920x1080 and 1280x1024


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  1. So far I've come up with this:

    Microcenter:

    2500k + Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 mATX Intel Motherboard for $280 with tax

    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191

    Sapphire 6850 $155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Antec 300 Illusion $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Xigmatek 600W PSU $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815009

    Microcenter total = $280 Newegg total = $330

    Grand total = $610

    Any thoughts?
  2. Looks good to me. Can't see any problems. Good luck with your build!
  3. Best answer
    my thoughts, the gigabyte boards are more problematic than most others. cant argue with the pricetag though.

    you are going to need an after market cooler. no sense in z68 and a k series cpu and no overclocking.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    I'm seeing a lot of complaints about DOA in the newegg reviews for that PSU. Quick glance at the newegg sales:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-17-371-016-_-Product

    Hope that helps. I know you have a budget, but in retrospect, an extra 70 dollars or whatever might save you a huge headache.
  4. Best answer selected by jasonh8806.
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