New system. less then 700.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2-3 weeks.

Budget Range: 600-700( before monitor)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (diablo 3, internet, movies, )

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg or amazon. preferred amazon)

Country: (e.g.: India) pittsburgh, usa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (none)

Overclocking: most likely no.

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: dont have a monitor. will need to buy one.

Additional Comments: (reliability/stability,how loud the system is, how hot it gets). also, i have a dog in my room, and it does shed quite a bit.

I would like to build a system within 2-3 weeks. i've been doing some research and it looks like my best bet would be i3-2120 pair with a z68mobo. as far as graphic cards perhap the 6850? and 8gb of rams perhaps from gskills.

my question is in regard to two things. I found this biostar z68 mobo for around 70 bucks.

I know that the mobo above is mATX....does this really matter?

I was going to pair it with the radeon 6850 bc i hear its more quite then the comparable 460.

What do you guys recommend for psu and case. hard drive? should i get an SSD too?

and for the monitor, i would probably just wait for a deal on a 23". Thanks in advance.
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  1. Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Silverstone 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($68.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $683.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-01 18:33 EDT-0400)
  2. ^^^
    Good build!
  3. You won't need a Z68 board if you don't even plan to SLI/CF or for that matter. In fact if you ever wanted to move up to the i5 2500K by that time there would be Ivy Bridge and instead you could upgrade to those motherboards instead. As for the build.

    Check out my $650 build here:
    Prices before rebates, Switch the 6870 for the 6850 and you'll have enough for windows here:
    6850 here:
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