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First budget gaming comp 600-650

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March 29, 2012 6:52:02 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range:600-650 after rebates
System Usage: Gaming (wow, d3)
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers, os
Country: usa
Overclocking: no
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: still need a monitor price doesnt need to be in the budget range

This is some of the stuff I have come up with so far..

CPU: I5 2400 – 149.99 in-store microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU: 6870 – 159.99 (149.99 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 2 options. 1 is 4g other is 8g..price very similar....is the quality?
G skill ripjaws x series 4g 2x2 1333 – newegg 25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair xms 3 8g 2x4 1333 – Microcenter 44.99 (24.99 after mail in rebate)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Or should I spend more $ for the g skill ripjaw 8g?

PSU: Corsair cx600 600w – 69.99 (59.99 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Samsung Seagate 500gb 7200rpm – 84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: Asrock z68 pro3 gen3 – 104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Should I spend more on a mobo or will this do?

DVD: Samsung 22x dvd burner – 15.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total is around 600 after rebates

still in need of a monitor any suggestions?

March 29, 2012 6:21:39 PM

sosofm said:
Buy 8GB RAM if you have Windows on 64bit and is cheap.
That motherboard is verry good for your build.
Monitor : HANNspree By Hanns-G HF225DPB Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


okay and thank you for monitor suggestions!

Should i go with the corsair 8g for 24.99after rebate
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or the ripjaw series 8g that is 41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just wanting to make sure the corsair ram is of o.k. quality
!