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April 3, 2012 1:53:01 AM

Hello everyone.
I wanted to make up another budget build for another friend of mine but he actually had a preference of using Intel only.
I shrugged it off, said whatever, and told him i'll try; he just provide money for the parts. He had about a $550 budget.
All he needs is a PC for most basic use.
World of Warcraft on some good looking settings
and other web browsing things.
While being speedy.
Pretty basic right?
Finding these parts was kind of a hassle though, and so far, this is what i've come up with-

and I am here to ask you all if this build is good enough to meet expectations or let alone work since I am not used to working with lower end parts.
I feel restricted when I do :p 

But any way, how could I make this build better/how does it look to you all? :sweat: 

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April 3, 2012 2:22:52 AM

i3 2120 $135
8GB RAM 1600MHz $50
Refurbished Evga GTx 550 Ti $120
Antec 600w PSU $60
gaming case $50
Seagate HDD Refurbished $40

This should make at $550 correctly Find some parts...
April 3, 2012 2:28:37 AM

I am planning to make this build into a rudimentary home server. There's no hard drive because I already have a 2.5 i'm planning to run ubuntu off of. I've already bought a super cheap basic vga d sub monitor off of ebay for $30. I'll probably have to buy a separate ethernet card though (damn u linuks). You could easily throw in a 440 and stay close around 300. One note though: the motherboard has the sata ports in a painfully stupid location. The S2H solves this problem, though.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin MANA134 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Silverstone 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($47.44 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $239.37
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-02 22:22 EDT-0400)
April 10, 2012 3:04:38 PM

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