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February 13, 2012 3:21:22 AM

This will be my first build ever it is something I have always wanted to do and figured I would ask this forum for help!

Approximate Purchase Date: (soon within next month)

Budget Range: (400-525 dollars) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming bf3,any cod, saints row, minecraft, surfing web, itunes)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, hardrive, os)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country: (USA)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I want something fast that can be upgraded in future.)

Overclocking: Maybe not sure how to do it though

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if I can afford it but would like to have option to in future

Monitor Resolution: (1920*1080 21 inch samsung)

Additional Comments: (I want a good gaming pc for my budget that will be able to play todays games.)

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February 13, 2012 8:32:00 AM

MOBO : ASRock H61M-GE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $540.93 and 521$ after rebates.
You can drop the price and buy 8GB RAM if you change the CPU with i3 2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the 8GB RAM Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 13, 2012 6:03:06 PM

sosofm said:
MOBO : ASRock H61M-GE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $540.93 and 521$ after rebates.
You can drop the price and buy 8GB RAM if you change the CPU with i3 2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and the 8GB RAM Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I like the build and I think it is good. My only question is would it be more cost effective toget an amd processor and compatible board over intel.
February 13, 2012 7:45:48 PM

Look at this article... the intel is definitely more cost-effective. The i3 even beats out EVERY AMD CPU under $200 overall, and the i5 is at the top of the price-performance at under $200 by far.
February 14, 2012 5:36:32 AM
a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2012 8:04:11 AM

Good build.
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