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Advice on 750 Build

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February 27, 2012 9:45:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Month

Budget Range: 750 With Monitor max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos, Office Stuff, etc.

Parts Not Required: KB/Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Sandy, Full ATX mobo, Mid Tower

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p, possibly 1600x900 on some games

Additional Comments: Quiet, no rice

SOFAR:
Case: TT V3 Black (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Mobo: ASRock PRO3 GEN3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
CPU: Sandy Bridge i3-2120 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB 7200RPM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Video Card: XFX Radeon 6870 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
PSU: Corsair Builder CX500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
RAM: Patriot Signature DDR3 1600 2x4GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
DVD Drive: LITE ON DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) combo with case.
Monitor: Acer 20" 5ms LED (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Any suggestions? 750 really is max, anything cheaper with similar performance is welcome...

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February 27, 2012 10:46:37 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Acer G215HVAbd Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor: $120

i'd recommend investing 20 more bucks in the monitor and going with at least a 21.5" like this one - so you can get the 1080p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $40

and since you're not overclocking - you can shave $5 more here with the 1333 sticks
March 6, 2012 8:39:48 PM

Thanks guys, normally I would get a 24" monitor but the guy I am doing this for is on a 4:3 right now and doesn't like anything bigger than a 20", I showed him a 21.5" and he said it was too big...
And on the TT case, any specific reasons against that case or just a brand thing?
I found 1600 ram for the same price (or a little cheaper) on Newegg so for a future Ivy upgrade w/ overclocking....
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