Gaming Build for $700

Just to preface this,
This is the first time that I am building a computer and I am almost completely new to the topic of what parts and what systems would be good to have on a computer, as well as what the optimal prices would be in order to get a very functional computer. Any extra help would be greatly appreciated, and I'm sorry if any of the instructions are at all vague, it's just that I am very new and don't know things like what websites I want the parts from.


Approximate Purchase Date: Within this upcoming month

Budget Range: around $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW and others like the new Diablo), school work (documents and powerpoints, etc.), internet surfing

All parts are required (But not the mouse or the keyboard if the price is too great)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None (Whatever is the most logical/reasonable/best)

Country of Origin: Does not matter (Once again, whatever is best)

Parts Preferences: No preference, I have open ears to all suggestions

Overclocking: Maybe (As long as the computer is fast enough and meets the recommended requirements for games like Call of Duty and Portal 2 which is coming out soon that it is not necessary)

SLI or Crossfire: I barely understand what this is and will be doing some looking up terms later to figure this one out, but as long as the computer meets all the requirements I am good

Monitor Resolution: Not especially important, but I suppose something closer to 1024x768 that larger

Thank you
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  1. Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $125
    Motherboard : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 - $80
    Graphics Card : HIS IceQ X Turbo H685QNT1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $165
    RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45
    Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $60
    Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $20
    PSU : Antec Neo Eco 620W - $49.99 (after mail-in rebates)
    Case : Your Choice - $50

    Total : $550 after rebates

    Use the rest of the money to buy Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.
  2. So, this is all I need? Nothing extra?
  3. jonm843 said:
    So, this is all I need? Nothing extra?

    What you mean nothing extra? If you want, you can get the 2500k for $90 more and Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600MHz for $60 as will as with a $120 Asus MoBo

    Combine these but replace those others parts that 008Rohit listed!...
  4. Good Build by Rohit once again.
  5. No, nothing else except keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

    @ legendkiller

    I think he wanted to know if anything else is needed.

    @ ervinelim

  6. 008Rohit said:
    No, nothing else except keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

    @ legendkiller

    I think he wanted to know if anything else is needed.

    @ ervinelim


    It seems Antec Neo Eco 620W is sold out on Newegg.

    And would I need a soundcard? Also, would speakers be necessary or could I just use headphones?
  7. Sound card are not needed unless you are a Audition user(CS5.5 Audition) or sound/music editor... Speaker is my choice because i dont want to have headphone on top of my head 24/7 unless it's super comfortable and have 7.1 for my opinion lol...
  8. If so, You can get the Corsair CX500 for $49.99 after rebates on newegg.

    You don't need a soundcard and you do need a speaker.
  9. ... using stock cooler?
  10. Yah, the stock cooler does its job pretty fine if the processor is not overclocked. You cant overclock an i3 2100 anyway.
  11. Get a cheap coolermaster case bro!
  12. just thinking ahead...
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