Budget system for running swtor.

Approximate Purchase Date: Somewhere in december

Budget Range: 500 to 600$, but 600$ is pushing it.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, other games, and internet usage.

Parts Not Required: mouse, monitor, speakers, keyboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference

Overclocking: I would say no because I have no idea how to do it.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe, but not right now.

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
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  1. is there any other options? That build is not good for my budget.
  2. Dont get the CM PSU, this is much better:

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

    Dont get a WD Green Drive as a system drive, get a black. Green is too slow.

    Otherwise the stuff above looks ok.
    Are you really going to be gaming at 1024x728? Check your monitor, max resolution is probably 1280x1024.
  3. Case: Antec 300 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $59.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Pro 3 GEN 3 - $99.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $25.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $29.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $21.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $144.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $867
  4. On second look. Reuse any hdd you have lying around. HDDs are way to expensive right now.. Get a cheap 60GB SSD for a system drive if you can.
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    Case: Antec 300 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $59.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Pro 3 GEN 3 - $99.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $25.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $29.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $21.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $144.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $867


    You are way over.

    Good ram choice though.
  6. Remember, 600$ is my budget, these builds are too expensive.
  7. Can you re-use a Hard drive from another old system?

    "Need to have a window and lots of bling"

    Do you need windows or a case window? Why bling?
  8. No I dont have a old hard drive, this will be my first build. And second, When I copied and pasted that format, the bling was default and I didn't change it.
  9. Do you need to buy windows 7? Can you survive with a 60GB Solid State Hard drive until prices come down on normal HDDs?
  10. yes, I need to buy windows 7, but I think I can afford only 60 gb SSD. As long As I can upgrade later on.
  11. Case & PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-OWR460 - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119218

    Cpu: Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W - $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116397

    HDD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB $80 after rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725

    From the other guys suggestions:

    MoBo: ASRock H61M-VS $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241


    Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 $145
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102908


    RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231394

    Heatsink+Fan: STOCK

    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X $16
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151233

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

    $572 Ater rebates before s&H
  12. is the motherboard and case compatible? The motherboard is a micro atx, while the case is regular atx, does that matter?
  13. Yes, micro atx is smaller than atx, it wont fill the case. Hold on I'm Checking if the case will fit the gfx card.
  14. ok cool
  15. Not sure.. it looks close

    The card is 9.5" long, the case looks like it has 10" (Space for the board is 9.6"+about half an inch).

    It should fit, but I can't guarantee it. Also the power connector comes out of the back of the card and may cause problems.
  16. Yeah, but that is a big step down.

    This will fit too MSI 6850:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127566
  17. CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    Graphics: XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540

    MoBo: ASUS M5A78L-M LX AM3+ $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131728

    PSU: Antec Basiq BP500U 500W $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371004

    Case: NZXT Gamma $36
    http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Black/dp/B002UDK9U6

    HDD: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299

    RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNS $21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394

    Heatsink+Fan: STOCK $0

    DVD-ROM: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151236

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Total: $596
  18. cyborg28 said:
    Case & PSU: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-OWR460 - $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119218


    You also just said "Dont get the CM PSU, this is much better"...and you're now choosing a case with a CM psu? Are you, sir, CRAZY? or just realizing that his budget isn't all that high?
  19. Hey everyone thanks for all the help, but I think I found a killer deal, but I wanna make sure its a good deal, here it is: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1143901&Sku=B69-1358
  20. Looks good with the exception of the PSU, diablotek is NOT a reliable PSU company. You're want a good PSU because the PSU is the "heart" of your computer. If it fails, it could potentially fry your CPU and mobo
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