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January 29, 2012 6:26:42 PM

Hey everyone, i am looking into building a new computer in the 550$-650$ range. i can go a little higher if i have to.
These are some of the things that i am looking into

Reasons: Other computer sucks :(  , I want to be able to play games at good settings
country: US
overclocking:no
Dual Monitors: no
Parts Preferences:no not really

I was thinking of something like this but I dont care if there changed

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card, or
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card with Eyefinity

processor: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX or anything else you recommend

Ram: 8 gb

HDD: about 750gb to 1tb

case/psu: something that looks good and cools great and for psu just the right amount of wattage

Motherboard: I have no idea :??: 

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January 29, 2012 6:34:35 PM

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter) 199 at ncix us
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
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: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $633.35 653 if you don't have a microcenter
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-01-29 15:33 EST-0500)
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January 29, 2012 6:35:12 PM

1 tb is a bit out of your price range. It would be like a 5th of your budget
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January 29, 2012 6:41:52 PM

ok thanks for the info :)  oh and what is a microcenter
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January 29, 2012 6:44:22 PM

If you need an OS, this would be the build for you:

CPU: i3 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 110$

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 144$ with rebate

Mobo: MSI PH61A-P35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 70$ with rebate

Case: CM Haf 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 50$ with rebate

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 85$

PSU: Antec Earthwatts 430w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 54$

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 100$

PC - 613$

EDIT: Microcenter is a PC store in the USA in which intel CPUs are super-cheap.

EDIT 2: If you don't need an OS just substitute the PSU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 29, 2012 6:44:52 PM

its a store....Where to you live? Do you have one near you?
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January 29, 2012 6:50:44 PM

i just looked the nearest one is 2 hours away sooo... ya
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January 29, 2012 7:17:56 PM

samdsox said:
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter) 199 at ncix us
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
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: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $633.35 653 if you don't have a microcenter
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-01-29 15:33 EST-0500)


Would it be possible for me to switch out the cpu for this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623i52500]Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor its a little cheaper at newegg and i would like to order everything from the same website
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