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Final Decisions on my first budget Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: By Tomorrow!!
Budget Range: Around ~$650 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching movies and gaming
Parts Not Required: OS and mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg and Amazon
Country: US
Parts Preferences: i would like intel CPU
Overclocking: NO
SLI or Crossfire: NO
Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080

So I've been researching for days for my first ever gaming pc and this is what I've decided so far.
PSU=$43
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G0WPLK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
HDD=$50
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JGN802/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A1CPWE4BUHBCWE
Monitor=$150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079
RAM=$37.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
Case=$50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

But I can't decide on these:
i3-2100($110) or i3-2120($130)
HIS HD 6750($90) or Sapphire HD 6850($145)
No idea what mobo I should get.

Please help. I mostly play leauge of legends, skyrim and diablo.
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  1. Get a different PSU. Cooler master only has some good PSU's you will be better served by another brand.

    The CPU can not be overclocked so once you balance the budget it is up to you if the 200mhz is worth it.

    Get the 6850 over the 5750 it is almost a no contest as far as performance in a gaming machine. The money is worth it in an obvious way with this buy at that resolution..
  2. Get a different PSU. Cooler master only has some good PSU's you will be better served by another brand.

    The CPU can not be overclocked so once you balance the budget it is up to you if the 200mhz is worth it.

    Get the 6850 over the 5750 it is almost a no contest as far as performance in a gaming machine. The money is worth it in an obvious way with this buy at that resolution..
  3. i3 vs i3 dosnt really matter. Its not much price difference and you wont really notice a performance difference.
    Yeah get the 6850, great performance and cost.
    Just get some m-Atx or ATX 1155 mobo, any will be good since you dont really have any specific needs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976&IsNodeId=1&name=LGA%201155
    I would make sure to get a p67 or z68 chipset, and stick to gigabyte/asus/asrock
  4. Best answer
    Ok, so I dont know where you are getting your prices but here is a solid $700+shipping($8) build...much better parts and should serve your purposes well...I tried my best to hit your budget, but I think this is as good as it gets

    CPU: i3-2100 $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    MOBO: ASRock P67 PRO3 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157230

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    HDD: HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145299

    GPU: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770 $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150560

    PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Case: any $50 mid tower case that you like

    Monitor: the monitor you've got listed $150

    You can find a cheaper mobo if needed, ~$75 and go to a cheaper GPU(6750 ) to make your $650 budget.
    Other thing is do you need a ODD? Samsung DVD Burner $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
    your listed HDD has $20 shipping so may want to definitely look into something else
    you need to definitely get a better PSU, no greater than 500w for your needs
    if you get a cheap mobo, make sure the RAM is compatible, most cheaper boards will want DDR3 1333 and not 1600
    Good Luck!
  5. no overclocking available for the i3 so the cheapest h61 chipset should work just fine saving a lot of money.
  6. I don't like the psu. Try this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    I know the budget is tight but this is not the area to skimp.
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    Even this PSU will be better than what you have chosen. No MIR but it will be worth it.
  8. With an HD 6850 GPU/Video card you need a 500w PSU, so go with the CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W $60 + MIR.
    Here is RAM $5 cheaper...same thing practically...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425
    Other than that everything else looks good.
  9. The corsair I linked to is more than enough power for a single 6850 CPU HDD and disk drive as well as some fans.
  10. Thank you guys
  11. Best answer selected by maccue.
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