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Help $600 - 700 Gaming Build

Last response: in Systems
November 25, 2011 5:31:14 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Be for Dec 1st
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming ( Diablo 3 MAX SETTINGS ), web browsing , school work
Parts Not Required : Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but dont really matter
Country: US
Parts Preferences: I would like a Intel i5 Quad
Overclocking: Yes / Maybe ( dont know if its worth it )
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe , ( i dont rly want to spend to much unless i have to. )
Monitor Resolution: i dont know any thing about Resolutions
Additional Comments: i would like the best setup possible, i dont care if it costs like 699 as long as its close to 700 as possible.

Graphics Card:
Hard Drive:
Power Supply:

TY, Hope i get it in time for my Brothers Birthday ;) 

More about : 600 700 gaming build

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November 25, 2011 6:24:32 AM

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz $105
Motherboard: ASRock A770DE+ AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $62
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $30
Graphics Card: ASUS 6770 $110
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda $85
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $37
Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition $37
Optical: Samsung CD/DVD Burner $16
Monitor: SAMSUNG B2230N Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - OEM $99
Keyboard:GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black 103 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard $15

$695 Before Rebates
$625 After Rebates

Yes, it is impossible to have a quad core i5 CPU with your budget at least you have a Phenom II X4 QUAD which is pretty good too but not as good as the i5-2500k of course. :) 

Make sure you buy all the parts ASAP, if you want to buy this build. They will soon be out of stock especially the monitor.
If you want to spend more since after rebates is only 625. Get a 6870.

Make sure you buy speakers btw.
November 25, 2011 8:03:08 AM

The suggested build above looks good; however, I recommend Intel over AMD. The i3-2100 gives off enough performance to match quad core processors and it even performs on par and sometimes slightly better than Phenom II x4 970:

My suggestion would be changing your build to this:

Intel Core i3-2100 $110

MSI H61M-E33 $70 [$50 after MIR]

G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ $30

ASUS EAH6770/DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 $110 [$80 after MIR]

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $37 [$17 after MIR]

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition $37 [$25 after MIR]

Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 500GB 7200rpm $80

Windows 7 Home $100 [College campus gives free copy if you're enrolled]

HANNspree 21.5" 1920x1080p LCD Monitor $90

LITE-ON DVD Burner $17

Keyboard and Speakers $30 [LCD has speaker but recommend getting real ones]

Total: $711
After MIR: $629

If you want to do $700 after MIR then I would get the following instead:
Antec HCG 620W $65 [$50 after MIR]

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 $175 [$155 after MIR + free Dirt3]

In truth, you only need around 500W for a HD 6870 but I saw that 500w is the same price point around the 620W that Antec offers. You have extra space room to work and feel safe about. Good luck and I would recommend buying these ASAP during black friday :)