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September 17, 2011 2:01:45 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of September


Budget Range: $500-$600 after rebate (i do have a limited fund, about $680 with rebates included)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Purely for gaming. I want to be able to play things like Diablo 3, APB:reloaded, etc. on high settings if possible


Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard (planning on getting a real cheap one), speakers.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: From what i read, a budget gaming comp is best with AMD. If you feel otherwise give it a shot. But i prefer AMD


Overclocking: Maybe, im new to DYI computers so I dont know much about it.


SLI or Crossfire: No, just because I don't know what it is and prolly wont bother with my first ever build


Monitor Resolution: a monitor is included in this price and I'd like a 19-20" which come around 1600x900 i believe


Additional Comments: Like said before, its a pure gaming set up. I plan on adding onto/updating the system as i get money. I would like support for future use 2 screens also. I will start with 1, but two once i get my hands on another.

Any help would be great! I was looking around the forums and saw this post:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/317211-31-bestconfigs...

the last (and cheapest build) might be something im interested in, so basing off of that or suggesting changes to that one would be good. Or build an completely different one! up to you.

Thanks in advance.
September 17, 2011 3:28:26 AM

Lets see if I can build something for you.

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
Motherboard : ASRock H61M-GE - $63
RAM : CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 - $42
Graphics Card : MSI R6770-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6770
1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - $95 (Free Dirt 3 game with purchase)
Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $60
Optical Drive : LG DVD Burner 24X SATA - $20
Power Supply : Corsair CX430 V2 - $20 (use this code : EMCKAKA24)
Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $60
Monitor : Hanns·G HZ201DPB Black 20" WideScreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers - $100

Total : $585 after rebates (newegg)
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September 17, 2011 4:18:25 AM

Id try to get An Intel i3 2100, DDR3 1600Mhz RAM at least. Try to sneak in a lower priced Z68 chipset mobo if possible to use 1600MHz or better RAM and you get SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0. An AMD 6850 video card if you can squeeze it. Look at WD drives or Samsung's newer ones. I've had very good luck with ASRock mobos, not my first choice but they all have continued to perform very well.
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September 17, 2011 4:44:48 AM

@ ^^

Try to fit a Z68 MoBo and a HD 6850 in that budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2011 4:45:13 AM

AMD Phenom 955 + Windows 7 $193 (Remember to use EMCKAJE42 promo code for that price)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Seagate 500GB $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair CX430 V2 $45 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX 6790 $130 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ $65 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1333 $41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hanns-G 20" $90 (Remember to use promo code EMCKAJE49)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Lite-On DVD Burner $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill Challenger $50
http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-CHALLENGER-Computer-Fans...
Total: $627 after rebates.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2011 4:45:55 AM

Lol Rohit you didn't even get OS into the budget though. OP needs the OS as well.
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September 17, 2011 6:09:52 AM

ur best bet is look for microcenter close by
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September 17, 2011 7:41:29 AM

He can use Linux or any other free OS. I never include OS in my builds anyways.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2011 4:52:33 PM

^ LOL... Linux isn't exactly supported by every program but if you think so. Sure whatever.
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September 17, 2011 6:33:02 PM

You could be a windows fanboy, but Linux isn't very bad either. Its just sad how many developers doesn't develop their programs for it.
Something like Linux Mint isn't much of an user-unfriendly OS.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2011 8:02:43 PM

^ I'm just saying, I'd use linux. But Windows is supported by a wider variety of programs, leaves me with less problems since I don't exactly have to worry about compatibility issues.
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September 24, 2011 12:43:10 AM

Best answer selected by DeathSheep.
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