Advice on 750 Build

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

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

Any suggestions? 750 really is max, anything cheaper with similar performance is welcome...
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  1. Pretty good choices for the most part all around - I am not a fan of Thermaltake or Patriot RAM. These would be better suggestions:


    Other than that everything looks good.
    - 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
    - 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
  3. 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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