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How is this budget gaming build 600

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December 5, 2011 1:09:46 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks, possibly wait for christmas sales

Budget Range: 500-650 (closer to 500 the better, but depends on bang for buck)

System Usage from Most to Least Important:games, multi tasking, music, movies, web

Parts Not Required:i have a hp 2311x 23 inch monitor, crappy keyboard and mouse, crappy speaker, will keep these and re use. i NEED everything else like optical drive and hdd, etc

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: dont care as long as price is right

Country: (e.g.: India) usa, socal

Parts Preferences: best bang for buck

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: i would prefer to use the native resolution of my 23 inch, i forgot what it is but 1080p would be nice

Additional Comments: make sure it runs compatible, smooth, cool not hot

here is what i have so far, it was made for me in another forum i just want more opinions. Games i play that must run on high > max
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sc2
dragon nest
and soon to be diablo 3, would be nice to be able to run games like
skyrim/bf3 on good settings as well

remember i dont need MAX i just want GOOD, and price is everything so if i can go cheaper and still be somewhat good ill do that, but if its 20 bucks more to go way better than ill do that. I dont plan on playing bf3 but games like skyrim are why i need a pc, high settings are pretty much standard for those games..i have a ps3 so i would need my pc to be better than my ps3 and more stable

i have bf3 on ps3 but if i know my comp can handle it than its good to know for future games coming out, i dont want to have to upgrade just to play a new game, so i mean its better to pay more now ..right? but closer to 500 the better(i know it wont be 500 but im just trying to emphasize i want best bang for buck under 600 if possible)

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Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

$124.99
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GIGABYTE GA-Z68M-D2H LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


$104.99
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL


$24.99
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Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

$65.99
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EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

$169.99
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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$59.99
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total 550

this doesnt include a hdd so please recommend me one, with one ill be sitting around 600
any way to make it cheaper, better, what do you think? i still need windows 7 but i might be able to buy it for less than 100 but lets keep that cost out since i have amazon credit its basically free

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December 5, 2011 4:45:16 PM

sorry dont see an edit button but what about this mobo instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
its only 100 and good reviews

also i am thinking about buying an SSD instead because prices are about the same as what im going to be paying, also any one know of good combos or deals going around to help me shave off price


edit: i just read about 2120 being better but only 5 dollars more, still compatible and what not?
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December 6, 2011 9:05:12 PM

wow this thread died fast, still need help
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cpu
i3 2100 - 124
or
i3 2120 - 129
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mobo
gigabyte z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
104

or
biostar z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
94

asrock z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

99

i have no idea which one of these to finalize, i chose those based on reviews and price but im open to considerations
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case
haf 912
50 at tigerdirect, also open to considerations but looks good to me, i also worry about cooling

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gpu
gtx 460
not sure most of em are 160-180 i dont care about that price range i just want the best please recommend, there are so many to chose from, from new egg and tigerdirect

id prefer it to come with a free game if possible
for now ill just list this one
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

180

and this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but any will do not just those 2
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ram 8 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
40

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hdd
1 tb seagate
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/875542/Seagate-Ba...
^ please examine this i just chose it because of price and it was recommended, do not want slow computer if im dishing out almost a grand

70

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dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
18

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

dono any thing about this but cant be bad lol
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psu i chose also based on price not sure which one i want, but reviews were also good

antec earthwatts 430 w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50

rosewill stallion series 450 w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
35

thermaltake 430 w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
42

antec earthwatt 500w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
60
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all i need is w7 but i will worry about that later i might be able to get it cheap so leaving that price out

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price with most expensive parts without tax 650, so i need to shave off some of that but it seems about right? i hopefully wont pay more than 50 for w7 to make an even 700 but i just need to finalize my vid card/psu /mobo before i buy

hope i didnt leave anything out
thanks1!!
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