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February 26, 2012 5:26:57 PM

So I set myself to a challenge for my first ever build.... The challenge was to make a decent gaming pc that also looks good for around $720 before rebates and such..... I decided to get everything for free shipping on newegg that way I can save money towards more performance and looks.... My original plan was to go with an i5 2500k but that just doesn't work with my budget with out sacrificing the reliability of the other hardware... And to hurt my budget even more I have to buy a copy of windows 7 home premium which blows...

My newegg cart As of now this may be what I'm ordering later on today.

CPU: intel core i3 2120 3.GHz with drive $128

GPU: sapphire radeon 6850 1gb ddr5 256-bit $135

MoBo: msi h67ms-43 (b3) $90

RAM: crucial ballistix sport 8gb (2x 4gb) $40

HDD: Seagate barracuda 500gb 7,200rpm 6gb/s $85

PSU: Ocz zt series 550w fully modular 80+ bronze $80

Case: rosewill future gaming atx mid tower $60

Windows 7 home premium $100

Static band just in case lol $5


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February 26, 2012 5:30:20 PM

Your link doesn't work. And yes you're correct that a 2500K won't fly on a $720 budget - but the i5-2400 is still just as effective for the price.
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February 26, 2012 5:46:25 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Your link doesn't work. And yes you're correct that a 2500K won't fly on a $720 budget - but the i5-2400 is still just as effective for the price.



Sorry about that I just typed it all out to save myself some hassle
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