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February 22, 2012 12:28:04 PM

I know we all love to put together machines for fun. (just adding the parts to a cart not really getting them). I had a buddy ask me to help put together a parts list for a machine in the $500-550 range. Its not going to be a super High-end gaming rig. But needs to be better then what he can get in stores.

Just hoping to get some help from Toms. Thanks in advance.

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February 22, 2012 12:33:21 PM

What you have ? ( monitor,keyboard ,OS ,mouse)
February 22, 2012 12:48:31 PM

MOBO : ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : Intel Pentium G840 Sandy Bridge
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...
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : NZXT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $562.91 and 543$ after mail in rebates.
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February 22, 2012 1:18:28 PM

Sorry, yes he has a OS, mouse, keyboard, and monitor. And not set on AMD or Intel. Just best value for his budget. Thanks for all the quick responses
February 22, 2012 2:01:09 PM

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2120 Desktop Processor and LG Super-Multi 22x DVD Burner Combo - 133.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card and Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Combo - 167.98 (10.00 off MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 84.99 (10.00 off promo code EMCNHJD22)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $551.92 (before -20.00 in MIR and promo codes, shipping not included)

TOTAL w/ MIR and Promo Codes: $531.92
February 22, 2012 2:09:35 PM

^nice
February 22, 2012 3:26:03 PM

That does look pretty nice and will be hard to beat. Thanks for the continuing help

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February 22, 2012 4:05:32 PM
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VERY, VERY big challenge to beat the other build, but I think I can with only spending another $2 :) 


Rosewill REDBONE Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 54.99
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 Desktop Processor and LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Combo - 194.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card and CORSAIR 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory - 148.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $563.92 (before -20.00 in MIR and promo codes, shipping not included)

TOTAL w/ MIR and Promo Codes: $533.92

This gives you a little different case, but a more powerful i5-2400 processor. You can always add another stick of ram later to make up the 8gb of ram.
February 22, 2012 4:09:52 PM

^ you sir are going to be selected as the best answer. :) 
February 22, 2012 4:10:46 PM

Best answer selected by o_tipper_x.
February 22, 2012 4:25:52 PM

Honestly, swap the motherboards and spend the extra $15.00 to upgrade to the better motherboard in the first build I gave you.

Total after promo codes and MIR: $548.92 (shipping not included)
February 22, 2012 4:38:08 PM

Thanks for the additional info
February 22, 2012 8:42:50 PM

I also prefer Pezcore's first build, with the better mobo.
February 22, 2012 10:17:48 PM

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