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$600-800 gaming budget (including shipping)

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September 30, 2011 10:45:49 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware forum, I'm a long time reader first time poster and I want to ask of your opinion of a new build that I plan to purchase within the next couple of days.

My usage will focus on gaming and I do not plan on overclocking. Costs for a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and an OS are excluded. All units are in American dollars. With that being said:

CPU [i5-2500] - Free Shipping 199.99 http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-de...

Motherboard [Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155] - Free Shipping 113.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00518M77U/?tag=pcpapi-20

Memory [G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (2x2GB)] - Free Shipping 32.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Hard Drive
[Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM] - Free Shipping 59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card [Gigabyte GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB] 7.56 Shipping 234.99, 204.99 after mail-in rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case [Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case] - 7.99 Shipping 89.99, 79.99 after mail-in rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Computer Cases - ATX Form)-_-Cooler Master-_-11119216&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

Power Supply [Antec 650W ATX12V] - Free Shipping 53.99 http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-EA650D&c=CJ

Subtotal
: 785.93
Total (after rebates and shipping costs being supplemented): 761.48


October 1, 2011 1:32:36 AM

The only thing I would change would be the hard drive . The samsung F3 1 gig is faster and sounds less like a tractor with a dodgy gear box
October 1, 2011 4:22:15 PM

Not the case, unfortunately. I live in Florida. :( 

But thank you for sharing, nonetheless.
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