First build 550$-650$ range

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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  1. 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)
  2. 1 tb is a bit out of your price range. It would be like a 5th of your budget
  3. ok thanks for the info :) oh and what is a microcenter
  4. If you need an OS, this would be the build for you:

    CPU: i3 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078 - 110$

    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 - 144$ with rebate

    Mobo: MSI PH61A-P35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130609&Tpk=MSI%20PH61A-P35 - 70$ with rebate

    Case: CM Haf 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 - 50$ with rebate

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - 85$

    PSU: Antec Earthwatts 430w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034&Tpk=antec%20430 - 54$

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - 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=N82E16817139032&Tpk=tx550m and GPU to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594
  5. its a store....Where to you live? Do you have one near you?
  6. i just looked the nearest one is 2 hours away sooo... ya
  7. 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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