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March 8, 2012 4:28:56 PM

hello,

What do you think about my budget build, it will be used mostly for surfing the web, Microsoft office, and some light gaming (ie. stronghold crusader, simcity, etc... nothing fancy).
Would you change anything?

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
CPU: 3.30Ghz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
RAM: PNY Optima 4GB 1333MHz - $19.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
Optical: Sony 22X DVD Burner - $17.99

thanks in advance,

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March 8, 2012 4:49:23 PM

Where are you buying? I don't see that mobo listed at Newegg; is it a full ATX or a microATX?
If you can buy from Newegg, this case is cheaper and has free shipping. I've used it, and it is decent: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you're going to use the integrated GPU, check out the i3-2105 instead, because it has HD3000 instead of just HD2000: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and also has a combo with an optical drive.
Otherwise, I'd suggest a discrete GPU, either a GT440 or HD6670.
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March 8, 2012 4:57:48 PM

I think that might be my $450 - $500 build, I notice a lot of similar components to what I usually suggest. :lol: 

Yeah I'd say go for it - get the GPU when the 7870s are released.
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