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March 2, 2012 1:41:09 AM

I have decided to build my own system, SWTOR made it obvious that i need to up grade and before i press the "Buy" button I would like some opinions. I would really like to cut the cost too 650 bucks soooo... here we go

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply 69.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
99.99

XCLIO Nighthawk Black Finish 0.6mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
64.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
17.99

BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
99.99

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD
189.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
89.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
49.99

XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
109.99

Sub total is $792.91

Like i said i really want a system that will play decent games but i really wanna shave that down too 650 or 700 so guys help me thanks

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March 2, 2012 6:58:42 AM

MOBO : ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : Intel Core i3-2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power 80 PLUS Certified Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : Sony Optiarc 24X 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 : $697.91 and 683$ after mail in rebates.
March 2, 2012 7:25:56 AM

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Newegg $128 Free ship
ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $92w/shipping
SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $160 after $10 MIrebate free ship
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $85 free ship
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $25 after $20 MIR Free ship
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $30 free ship
DVD-RW : Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner $19 w/shipping
TOTAL: $550
REBATES: $30
FINAL: $520
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
99.99
Final after rebates :$620
ADD: $45.86 for ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Can SLI and X-Fire 4 RAM slots
ADD: $96 for Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
Forgot you wanted an I5-2400, add $61. I also forgot the case. $40-$45 if you can do without that Xclio which is $65 and probably no better thana $40 case.
So, I just outran your budget by $51...
I'm not sure the 4 core 2400 is worth $61 more than a 2 core 2120 but your call.
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March 2, 2012 9:57:01 AM

I agree for your budget the i3 ist best, coupled with a HD6800 series.
March 2, 2012 12:39:14 PM

Ok I took some ideas from the guys. And changed my cpu to the i3 2120 and I'm gonna use

soso suggest motherboard the asus p8h61

delroys psu the corsair cx430 v2 builder series .. is 430w enough power?

that makes my budget to a sub total of 687

But I'm also thinking about replacing my 6870 sappire with this and I can save 40 more bucks

Sappire Radeon 6770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


opinions please... I plan to put order in by end of day and thanks a lot guys.
March 2, 2012 1:09:34 PM

I might be inclined to save on the CPU and get a Sandy Bridge Pentium rather than skimp on the GPU.
March 2, 2012 1:30:23 PM

HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 44.99 ($8 off promo code EMCNHHB34, $20.00 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - 127.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory - 39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - 164.99 ($20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner - 17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 68.99
http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-...

TOTAL: $659.91 (MIR, promo codes, and shipping not included)

TOTAL w/ MIR, PROMO CODES: $611.91 (shipping not included)
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