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~$600 no OC Gaming build - Help please!

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January 29, 2012 2:28:42 AM

Hello all!

I am looking at building a new computer next month! I will be ordering my new components around the 8th if I can figure this out by then. Thus, I need some help deciding!

I need a monitor as well considering my Samsung 226BW died after only 5 years of use. I know 5 years is actually not bad, but it was heartbreaking to watch it flicker to its death. I won't consider the cost of the monitor to be part of the ~$600, however I would also like some suggestions on a 24"-27"...

So let's get down to business!

I will be ordering from Newegg and Tigerdirect. I wouldn't mind using other sites, but S&H plus cost would have to make sense to do so, I always take suggestions.

...originally I wanted to offer more of my own ideas when posting this, but I don't want to skew the results until I have had a few replies... may sound strange but I want to know what YOU all would do, not what you would do based on my suggestion... make sense? :p 

So the games I will be playing mainly, WoW, SWToR and Diablo 3 when it drops. I would like to be able to play these games at max settings at 60FPS+ no less. If that doesn't seem doable on the ~$600 budget, maybe I'll break the bank and shoot a little higher, but preferably lets keep it at ~$600.

Thank you for the advice in advance!!

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January 29, 2012 4:53:13 AM

I second the SBM build. As for the monitor I had a Samsung that started flickering. It turns out that their monitors have a known problem involving their capacitors. I replaced my capacitors and its back to running. It's a very doable repair if you have basic soldering and electronics knowledge. There is several repair videos on YouTube.
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January 29, 2012 10:31:47 AM

SBM doesn't include monitor or OS.

This was as close as I could shave it. Pray the x3 unlocks and overclocks on stock cooling. I strongly doubt this will get to max on SWtOR. It should hammer WoW though and D3 shouldn't require much.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Triple-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.25 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung TS-H353C DVD/CD Drive ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $603.71
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-01-29 07:29 EST-0500)
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January 29, 2012 10:57:05 AM

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter) $40 more if you don't have a microcenter near you
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg) Great motherboard- It means you can upgrade to ivy bridge later on.
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg) Amazing price after rebate.
Hard Drive: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg) Cheapest drve i could find
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg) If you can aford it get this instead- its much better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Amazon) - great case
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $580.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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I didn't include an os or monitor in the pricing. I wasn't sure if you need an os or not. The monitor you said not to put in the price but i did find this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... full hd for only $120.00. I know its smaller but thats a great price
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January 29, 2012 11:21:52 AM

Thank you all for your help. Looks like I will actually be editing and reposting at this point based on not providing enough info. So far though the options don't look quite as bad as I thought based on my budget. :D 
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January 29, 2012 11:22:51 AM

Best answer selected by nunyaabidniss.
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January 29, 2012 1:00:43 PM

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