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$700 build need a hand

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December 8, 2011 4:04:00 AM

Hey guys I have not built a comp in a while and theres alot of new stuff out, so I'm looking for some ideas. The comp is for a friend she wants to play Wow and Diablo 3.

She will need a monitor also I was thinking something with a resolution of 1680-1050. I do have a Hard drive so Wont be needing that.

If I can get some ideas it would really help alot thx.

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December 8, 2011 4:39:24 AM

In fact I think I can find a monitor at a pawn shop till she can save up for a better one so maybe dont add that in.
December 8, 2011 5:01:55 AM

FX 4100 $110
ASUS M5A97 mb $100
2 x 4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM running at 1.5 volts or less $40
Antec 300 case $60
5-600 watt power supply $60
Radeon 6870 $170

rough prices only is over =====>
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December 9, 2011 7:10:47 PM

OK so here is what I am thinking so far.

CPU - AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX

MB - ASUS M5A97 AM3+
ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Vid Card - XFX HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870
Do i need this big of a video card to run games at 1680 by 1050?

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

PSU - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Is this a good PSU?

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

Windows 7 100$, 4 Fans 11$ and a CD DVD burner for 19$.

Can anyone see anything i need to change to make this a better and cheaper build?
December 9, 2011 8:42:07 PM

i dont know how strict that budget is but i originally started with a 600 reaching 700+ but with rebates it goes back to around 650, also with my build i made it future proof if she doesnt care about that and only wants to play wow and d3 she can prob pay for a cheaper mobo/psu

i5 2500k =180 (can just get a 99 dollar i3 2100 for the 2 games she wants though)

ocz 600w ( = 60> 40 after rebate great deal for 600w

8 gb (4x2) g x skill = i paid 30 but that sale is over its 40 now

dvd burner =20 prob LG

my hdd you wont need = some 90 dollar one (so minus 90 from this build)

case haf 912 = 60

mobo asrock z64 extreme 3 = 133 (114 rebate)

power color 6870 = 160 (140 rebate)

total with tax shipping is around 747
-55 in rebate
-90 for hdd you wont need

should be good ! but i dont remember if u said to factor in w7/monitor but this build will or should run the next few games she wants on high-ultra smoothly and within budget

also you prob wont need a 6870 for her games but the powercolor is as cheap as a 6850 so might as well, i think 6850 is one of the better budget build vid cards which is not that bad from the 6870