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Extreme $500 Gaming Build

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September 10, 2011 4:27:37 PM

Not really extreme...but i figured the word extreme would attract people to click the thread lol.

  • LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM

  • HEC 6K28BB8F Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
  • XFX HD-667X-ZAF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
    8GBXL

  • ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100

    TOTAL: $503.01

    Sorry if the links dont work.



    Went a tad bit over...but i think i can scrape up 12 quaters. But i dont want to go over by more then $10.



    Want a small case, i will mostly only be playing world of warcraft, league of legends, and dota 2. Since im mostly an xbox gamer.

    Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: $500) Before Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: , gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

    Preferred Website(s)_ Newegg

    Country of Origin: USA

    Parts Preferences: INTEL

    Overclocking: NO

    SLI or Crossfire: no

    Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
    September 10, 2011 5:30:34 PM

    Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
    MoBo : ASRock H61M-GE - $63
    RAM : Gskill RipjawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 - $48
    Graphics : SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 - $110
    Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
    Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19
    PSU : Corsair CX 430 V2 - $35
    Case : GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $20

    Total : $480 after rebates
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    September 10, 2011 6:08:04 PM
    September 11, 2011 12:47:20 AM

    955 + MSI 870-G45 $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.728535
    Seagate 500GB + Corsair CX500 V2 $85 (Avail $20 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.728987
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 $53
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233186
    Rosewill Challenger $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153
    XFX 6790 $130 (Avail $20 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150564
    Lite-On DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289
    Total: $522 Before rebates.
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    That build is Solid will run almost all games on medium settings. What games are you playing?.
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    September 11, 2011 12:50:13 AM

    ^ I lol'd because you just stole my entire build. It even looks like the links are dead because you just copied and pasted it.
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    September 11, 2011 12:56:04 AM

    hahahahhaa, i didnt stoled! just that i dont know how to put all ur post before mine so i copy paste it.!!, ur build is real Solid and alot of savings with those combos! nice job man.

    but probably we should ask him what games he is playing i got a gtx 560 ti and i really dont use it :S. Overkill all my games and i could probably saved more.
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    September 11, 2011 1:01:29 AM

    Haha OK, you just wanted to quote it. You don't really need to quote it, just say the persons name and agree with if you don't know how.

    OP Already states what games he plays if you look closer.
    The 6790 isn't overkill at that resolution.
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    September 11, 2011 2:13:21 AM

    lol true dat, add me on league of legends "arkat" , and 6770 is overkill for lol and dota, but not for wow, xD.
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    September 11, 2011 1:07:53 PM

    to the original build:

    change to the Rosewill R102 case. its $5 cheaper, but comes with a 120mm fan!
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    get the $3 cheaper AS Rock H61M/U3S3. same chipset, but with 2 SATA 3 ports and 2 USB3 ports, on sale in Sept for $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Bundle a HDD + DVD player, saves about $13
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

    bundle the CPU and some RAM, this saves about $20:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

    the $41 saved here is ebough saved to buy a 120MM fan for the front of your case:
    Red: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    White: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Blue: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    No LED: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    And either: Gigabye 550ti (similar performance to the old 768MB model of the GTX 460):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Or XFX HD6790:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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    September 11, 2011 5:29:37 PM

    955 + MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
    Seagate 500GB + Corsair CX500 V2 $85 (Avail $20 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
    Wintec AMPX 4GB DDR3 1333 $27
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Rosewill Challenger $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    XFX 6790 $130 (Avail $20 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Lite-On DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    Total: $516 Before rebates
    Total: $476 After Rebates
    Revised a little.
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    September 11, 2011 9:02:21 PM

    ^ Lol I don't know where you heard that but the 550 Ti is worse than the 6790.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6790-bart...
    How does that make sense? The 6850 is better than the 6790. If you say that, wasn't the 9800 GT just the 8800 GTS/GT renamed? The 460 SE 1GB wasn't a card with cheap parts but overpriced?
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    September 11, 2011 11:24:52 PM

    aznshinobi said:
    ^ Lol I don't know where you heard that but the 550 Ti is worse than the 6790.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6790-bart...
    How does that make sense? The 6850 is better than the 6790. If you say that, wasn't the 9800 GT just the 8800 GTS/GT renamed? The 460 SE 1GB wasn't a card with cheap parts but overpriced?


    i say is on par cuz u only get 5 or 9 fps, but then i went to neweeg and what do i found? Both 6790 and Gtx 550 ti lowest price... OMFG, both are at 130 dlls and 109 with rebates. Deal Killer for the 6790. I have heard a lot of bad things about the 6790 about heat issues but fixing them with msi afterburner is simple.


    6790 better than gtx 550 ti
    6790 equal price than gtx 550 ti

    so going for gtx 550 ti is not recommended anymore the only think i would go with the gtx 550 ti is if I'm planning to sli in like next year. Seems like 6790 is not gonna stay around anymore because its a great deal and everyone is getting one.


    cuddos for the info aznshinobi
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