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Building from scratch. FIRST TIME BUILDER

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January 25, 2012 1:07:27 AM

Is this build compatible/reliable (I have my own case)? What graphics card do you suggest (under $100)? I also am looking for suggestions on a PSU.

Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 H67 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Caviar Blue 160GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0GB/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD1600AAJS
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

January 25, 2012 2:03:33 AM

What other parts do you need? Keyboard, mouse-everything? What budget?
$100 will get you an AMD 6670 video card which is several generations old. What do you wish to do with this computer?
Will your listed parts work together? YES.
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January 25, 2012 2:06:57 AM

not a bad budget build
There are some killer deals on 6670s, normally $100, but there are sales right now for $60-80.
For the PSU, when you decide on a graphics card check the suggested power supply and get that size. As far as brands go, pick something heavy that is 80+ certified with a good warranty. Cooler Master, OCZ, and many other big name brands are a pretty safe bet.
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January 25, 2012 2:32:03 AM

I don't require any other parts. My budget is about $500. Super tight, I know. Just seeing what I could do. I'm building a gaming computer. Mostly dedicated to Skyrim.
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January 25, 2012 2:39:37 AM

If you are gaming, I'd suggest spending less on the CPU and get a petter GPU. Core i3 2100 is plenty for games like Skyrim. Get that and you are looking towards a HD6850/HD6870.

Check my sig for suggestions.

EDIT:

You got $500 for those parts alone?

CPU: Core i3 2125 $120 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Motherbard: Gigabyte H61 $60 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
GPU: Sapphire HD6870 $165 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C8RTTU?tag=banforbucga08-2...
RAM Corsair XMS 3 (1 4GB stick. Add another later): $27 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Hard Drive: Same as the one you picked.
PSU: Corsair CX500 $63 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
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