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First Gaming PC on a $600 budget - Trouble.. Opinions?

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February 21, 2012 3:24:15 AM

This is what I have so far -

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 54.99

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 189.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 121.99

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 149.99

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 84.99

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 17.99

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 69.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 46.99

Total = 736.92

I AM AIMING MORE TOWARDS $500-600

Please comment with opinions. I have to buy monitor, os, keyboard, mouse, etc. so I need to cut down. I will only be using this computer to play Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, and of course browsing internet/ watching movies. So I need to cut down and get this thing rollin'!
Thank you!!
February 21, 2012 4:08:12 AM

ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68M/USB3
Item #:N82E16813157270 $94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Model #:BX80623I32120
Item #:N82E16819115077 $127.99

A good quality i3 system is a bit over $700 including the OS.
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February 21, 2012 4:25:00 AM

QuietPC said:
ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68M/USB3
Item #:N82E16813157270 $94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Model #:BX80623I32120
Item #:N82E16819115077 $127.99

A good quality i3 system is a bit over $700 including the OS.



is there a huge diff. between i3 and i5? should i drop down?
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February 21, 2012 4:35:17 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 124.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 27.99

and if you use everything else itd be 620.92 you can upgrade the cpu to a fx 8 core if you want later down the line, yeah they didnt live to the hype but theyre really not THAT bad of a cpu. and you can buy another 4gb set later on. 4gb is really the most your gonna need for most games anyway.
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February 21, 2012 5:22:51 AM

$600 build in my sig. Includes OS.

And for gaming, it's Intel or nothing.
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