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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

BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 H67 ATX Intel Motherboard

Caviar Blue 160GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0GB/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD1600AAJS

HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)

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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.
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.
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.

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You got $500 for those parts alone?

CPU: Core i3 2125 $120
Motherbard: Gigabyte H61 $60
GPU: Sapphire HD6870 $165
RAM Corsair XMS 3 (1 4GB stick. Add another later): $27
Hard Drive: Same as the one you picked.
PSU: Corsair CX500 $63