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Budget gaming build $900

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October 26, 2011 6:33:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: Around 900 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor / Mouse / Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg / Amazon (open to other sites)

Country of Origin: US.

Parts Preferences: Intel (seems to be the way to go now) and Antec has never done me wrong.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Would like the pc to run games good for the next 2-3 years. Made a list as an outline but open to switching out some parts to save some money. Everything I think is compatible unless I'm missing something obvious.

Cpu : Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $209.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

MoBo : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 $114.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Gpu : GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 $250.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Psu : Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W $100.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Case : Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 $109.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Ram : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB $50.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

HD : HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $70.00
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

and 20 for random dvd drive..

Its about 920 total maybe a little less watching sales. Cant find much info on the mobo but its suggested on other topics and seems future proof for non sli/cf. Looking for ways to shave off a few bucks here and there. I like the case its nice and heavy duty and looks like they improved the cable management from the 900.

Am also a little iffy about the psu, was trying to find a different psu that has a combo with another item to save some $$.

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October 26, 2011 6:41:46 AM

You kinda overkilled the PSU. You only need 500w. It's pretty much all you need especially since you don't plan to OC.

Get a Antec Earthwatts 500w.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-6950-6970-review/1...

Guru3d overestimates the the watts since they use alot of high end things in their rig.

1tb $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500gb $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All under $900.
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October 26, 2011 6:59:11 AM

Switched the psu thanks for input.
Didn't realize how little power this build would take according to psu calc,
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October 26, 2011 7:05:04 AM

Yep. No problem. Good luck!
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