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February 17, 2012 8:20:11 PM

This is my first build, just want some people to take a look at it and give some input. Not trying to make an amazing computer but something i can play most games on decent settings.

Approximate Purchase Date: About a month

Budget Range: $800+/-

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming; SWTOR, SC2...

Parts Not Required:Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel/Nvidia

Overclocking:Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX550 TI DC TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681737101...

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 17, 2012 8:31:22 PM

Hi! Welcome to the forums.
Luckily for you, I just made a build like this, moments ago. Here it is.
CPU: Intel i5-2400
DVD: LG burner
Above in a combo $196:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: GTX 560 Ti 1GB $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: ASRock H67 USB3 Sata 6GB/s $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Patriot Signature 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HAF 912 ATX case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR Antec 300 ATX case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Both $65 shipped

HDD: Seagate 500GB
PSU: Corsair CX600
Above combo $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total is $725
Promo code EMCNHJD22 -$10
Total is $715 before mail in rebates.

Damn fine build if I do say so myself. Nets you a quad core and a 560 Ti, while still keeping a quality case and 8GB of ram. Add Windows 7 OEM for $99 and you're good to go! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 17, 2012 9:49:21 PM

Just an fyi, that HD has a $10 off promo code on it that works in conjunction with the combo price. Just bring up the actual page for the HD and you will see the code.

Edit:

I'm dumb. I just saw you have the code listed.
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February 17, 2012 10:01:04 PM

To be fair, the only real difference is the HDD, which is no longer accurate. And wouldn't that copy of windows come with bloatware? Interesting find, I'm very curious.
February 17, 2012 10:43:06 PM

Wait what are you pointing out? And I don't believe it would, most of Neweggs OS's should be coming from other companies anyways like HP ETC. So would that be the case they'd come with bloatware as well? Bloatware doesn't effect the comp as much as it does a phone.
February 17, 2012 10:46:43 PM

aznshinobi said:
Wait what are you pointing out? And I don't believe it would, most of Neweggs OS's should be coming from other companies anyways like HP ETC. So would that be the case they'd come with bloatware as well? Bloatware doesn't effect the comp as much as it does a phone.

Haha I meant your guide lists an HDD for $44. Not trying to bash it or anything, just thought I'd bring it to your attention.

Oh really? interesting. I meant bloatware in the way of all that proprietary and useless crap HP sticks on there. Very intriguing....
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