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I need some help with a budget build

So since I am currently a student and only have a limited amount of money I am looking for a pc build that won't cost more than around $450. :sweat:
I won't be needing a monitor, keyboard, mouse, case, PSU or hard drive.
I probably wouldn't sli or crossfire with this rig.
Preferred shops: wherever is cheapest
Country: USA
I tend to prefer Intel but I might go with AMD if it's cheaper for the same basic thing.
OC: maybe if its easy to access and change.
Resolutin:1920x1080
Since I am looking for a budget build I don't know all too much so it would be appreciated if someone could get back to me fairly quickly.

Thanks, Und
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  1. CPU: i3-2120 $129.99
    Mobo: ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
    GPU: XFX HD-687A $144.99
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB $29.99
    DVD: LITE-ON $17.99

    Total: $392.95 (Newegg price after rebate)

    You can add a cheap SSD and it would make your system feel like a $1000 gaming rig.
    Here is one on sale. Patriot Pyro 60GB $64.99
  2. what is your powers supply if i may ask?

    but

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5sbe

    best you can get if you dont mind going just about 30$ over.
  3. Best answer
    Here is a chart of your options.
    CPU:
    i3-2120 $129.99
    or
    i5-2400 $179.99

    Mobo:
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
    or
    ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 $104.99

    RAM: Any 2x2GB RAM should be good.

    GPU:
    XFX HD-687A $144.99
    or
    MSI 560 TI $204.99

    DVD:
    Lite-ON $17.99
  4. So I just checked both the PSUs that I currently have and the larger one is 215W :( so I'm assuming that it'll need replacing and for that I would probably spend roughly $65. Oh and I forgot to add no dvd drive to the unnecessary components.
  5. PSU:
    Corsair CX430 $44.99
    or
    XFX Core Edition 550 $57.99
  6. Alright so I think I might just split a build with my parents and was wondering about which would be better to go with.

    Here's the MSI build,
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1961910&CatId=333

    And here's the Gigabyte build,
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1409689&CatId=33
  7. Go with the Gigabyte build. You get a better GPU and you also get a unlocked i5-2500k.
  8. That's what I was thinking as well, thanks for the advice that helped me make that decision a definite answer.
  9. Best answer selected by underhill.
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