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~$500 casual gaming PC Advice?

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December 13, 2011 12:59:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime
Budget Range: ~$500-$600
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Casual gaming (Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, World of Warcraft, browser games)
Surfing the net
Basic video editing and rendering
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: None really
Overclocking: Maybe, probably not.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional Comments: Mainly just looking for parts known to have decent quality but also great performance. Being quiet is also somewhat important, but not too much as long as it isn't super loud.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 13, 2011 2:35:33 AM
December 15, 2011 9:19:00 PM

That look's like a decent build. Anyone else?
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December 15, 2011 9:48:12 PM - $114.99
Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 3MB - $84.99
MSI PH67S-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard - $29.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - $49.99
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan - $79.95
Western Digital WD5000YS 500GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA/300 Hard Drive - $17.99
LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM - $49.99
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-500CXV2 500W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *3 Year Wrty* - $149.99 - $20 MIR
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Total: $577.88 - $20MIR
a b 4 Gaming
December 15, 2011 10:17:10 PM

i3-2120 3.3Ghz: $130
PNY 8 GB DDR3-1333: $32
MSI H61M-P21: $60
Hitachi 750GB drive: $100
Samsung DVD burner: $17
Antec Neo Eco 400W PSU: $45
Rosewill R102 case: $30
HIS HD 6670: $75

total: $489
a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2011 12:45:35 AM

IDK dude 6870 vs 6670 for gaming is a bad trade.
January 3, 2012 10:42:39 AM

Best answer selected by ultpokemonfan.