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March 23, 2012 4:18:51 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $700 BEFORE rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing, school work

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter

Country: (e.g.: India) U.S.

Parts Preferences: i would prefer a intel CPU other than that it doesnt matter

Overclocking: Future maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Future maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to be around $700 before rebates because i will also need a mouse and keyboard, ill play games like BF3, Minecraft, and Skyrim


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March 23, 2012 4:38:54 PM

does the $700 budget include the OS?
March 23, 2012 4:52:18 PM

genghiskron said:
does the $700 budget include the OS?

The OS has to fit within the $700 range, so its really a $600 build with the OS
March 23, 2012 5:32:39 PM

the microcenter i5 combo is pretty hard to resist. with $50 off, you can score an i5-2500k + gigabyte z68 for $228 after tax

as such, the whole build goes a bit over budget. a more typical $600 build will instead use an i3-2100 or i3-2120 and an h61 mobo.

sony dvd burner:
nzxt source case:
seagate 500gb hdd:
cx500w psu:
windows 7:
sapphire hd6870+ 8gb gskill ddr3 1333:
$746 before rebates

keep in mind that prices fluctuate constantly, and id bet u could save a bit on windows and a good 500w psu if you wait (but dont buy a crappy one. stick to antec, seasonic, xfx, corsair, pc power and cooling).