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800 Mild Gaming Build

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January 30, 2012 9:21:36 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in Feb. (Waiting on tax return)

Budget Range: ~800 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: RPG gaming and internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor and case(Will be using an Antec 300)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA, Nevada

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Only game I'll really be playing is Diablo 3, whenever it releases.. Possibly play Diablo 2 as I wait. So, could possibly hold off on a graphics card 'till I hear a release date.
Also, I don't know if I should go with an SSD or HDD. Won't be downloading much or playing other games. Building this system primarily for Diablo 3 and Internet. Other games on console.

My parts;
Intel Core i5-2400


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
Crucial M4 128 GB SSD

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Have no clue, way too many options.
Could hold off on this also.

Am I missing anything?
If could go cheaper on anything, please let me know.
~Thank You

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January 30, 2012 9:31:35 PM

Either get a 128GB SSD, or a 2TB HD depending on how much you will download. Don't buy a HD less than 1TB in 2012. I'd get the SSD if I could only afford one because your system will perform MUCH better.

The best solution is the SSD with a large HD for storage but you are on a budget.
January 30, 2012 9:33:44 PM

Save some money and get this board instead: $118

You need to decide what graphics card you want before you choose a psu. I would definitely choose a better psu than the one you picked. Use the mobo savings to get a Antec, XFX, SEasonic or Corsair.

What's your budget for video card?

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January 30, 2012 9:40:17 PM

dealer009, only things going on the drive is the OS and Diablo 3. Think a 128GB SSD is more than enough?

geekapprovec, my budget for a video card will be around 100-200, less would be nice.
January 31, 2012 12:45:03 AM

Will go with the HD6850 and that PSU.

Anyone have insight on which I should go? SSD or HDD
January 31, 2012 1:09:19 AM

I am not sure if sandforce drivers are still having issues, so can't comment on that SSD you link flampton.

OP: I highly recommend this PSU. It is 80+ BRONZE Certified, 750W, and cheaper but still great quality.
January 31, 2012 2:08:04 AM

flampton, Yup, won't be doing much with this PC.
Thanks for the answer on SSD, will look more into them as I wait for my money.

azeem40, thanks for the recommendation. Will add that to my list.