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New Build, D3, $600 budget

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March 14, 2012 12:49:51 AM


I was here a while ago asking to build a PC on a budget. The help was good, but life reared its head and I wasn't able to pull the trigger. Well, I'm back, but the budget's smaller.

There's a few catches: 1) It needs to be less than $600, windows 7 included; 2) It's gotta be wireless internet capable; 3) and I only care about playing Diablo 3 smoothly on medium settings at least would be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date: within a month.

Budget Range: $600 maximum, tax and windows 7 included.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming -- Diablo 3 on at least med. settings smoothly.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers +EDIT: I forgot that my buddy's got an 850W power supply that I can use, so that gives a bit more space on the budget.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference, must be Canadian.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference.

Overclocking: I haven't done it before, and don't care.

SLI or Crossfire: Don't care.

Monitor Resolution: I have an HD TV that I'd like to use (32 inches), but I also have a smaller 17 inch flat screen -- I don't really know if that helps.

Additional Comments: I'm new to computer building, so won't be OCing much. I typically use the same computer for 10+ years, so upgrade paths are not important. I just want to be able to play D3 with my buddies without getting frustrated about load times or really really low frame rates.

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March 14, 2012 1:41:33 AM

$600 CAN with a Windows 7:
- COOLER MASTER Elite 371: $50
- Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified: $51.5
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit: $115
- SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $17
- Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM: $70
- BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX: $55
- Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $23
- Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz: $70
- PowerColor AX6790 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6790 1GB: $130

TOTAL (before shipping + taxes): $581.5

for $23 more you could also consider the next CPU up:
- Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz: $93
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March 14, 2012 2:05:53 AM

Thanks wasupmike!

I'll try to find out what PSU my buddy has on offer, but would the addition of an 850W PSU make a terribly large difference?

Also, if you knew you didn't need to include a PSU, what changes would you make?
March 15, 2012 7:48:14 PM

Thanks wasupmike!

I've placed an order for that build, minus the PSU, and it has been shipped. I'll be sure to update you when we get 'er goin'.