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Budget Gaming Build Help Before Order!

MY FIRST BUILD EVER!! I have absolutely no pc hardware or software minus the monitor.

I can use any and all advice from parts, compatability, missing pieces( cables cords etc), bottlenecking, underusage, or anything else.

GAMING ONLY ( wanna play GW2 on high setting 1920 x 1080 ). Some Music..

Parts Required. EVERYTHING including tools, keyboard mouse, OS, any building software I may need. I only have a 1080p 23.6 monitor.

USA from Newegg.

No Crossife or SLI or OC.

$$$$. 730.61 $$$ after codes and before 20 MIR. Would like to avoid MIR if you suggest a good deal... :).

Having mobile issues scrolling and pasting on here. So I'm gonna do a complete link from Newegg checkout. Sorry if it's a massive wall...



SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151244
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$14.99


Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
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-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148767
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$84.99


SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102948
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
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AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon - OEM
Item #: N82E16800995114
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-$49.99 Saving
$49.99
$0.00


Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Item #: N82E16817371034
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-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$59.99
$54.99


Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Item #: N82E16899261003
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-$10.00 Instant
$29.99
$19.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$41.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
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$99.99
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G.SKILL 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card w/ SD Adapter Model FF-TSDG4GA-C4
Item #: N82E16820231509
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$4.99
$0.00


Genius HS-02B 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Headset
Item #: N82E16826106812
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$14.99
$9.99



i-rocks KR-6260-BK Black USB or PS/2 Wired Standard 24 Keys Anti Ghosting Gaming Keyboard
Item #:  N82E16823204034
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i-rocks IR-7571L-BK Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Gaming Mouse
Item #:  N82E16826227013
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-$12.00 Instant
-$9.00 Combo
$47.98
$26.98



Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
Item #:  N82E16819116397
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ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:  N82E16813157241
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  1. Pretty decent budget build. You wont need to buy a whole toolkit, all you really need is a phillips head screwdriver. The challenger is a decent case (used to have it) but at that price range I would look at the haf 912.
  2. For $800 you can do way better - the tool kit and the headset are wastes of money - you don't need them. All you need to build a build is a good philips head screwdriver and a clean surface. The Pentium G680 should not be used on a gaming PC (if that's the primary usage) - HTPCs and ultra low budget builds only. Do not go with H61 as it will severly limit your expansion options.

    Try this:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $84.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $169.99 ($10.00 MIR)

    Total: $771.92 - $40.00 MIR = $731.92

    If you need OS and monitor try this then:


    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: INTEL BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $84.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Monitor: Acer 21.5" HD monitor - $119.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Keyboard / Mouse: Logitech MK320 - $24.99

    Total: $892.89 - $45.00 MIR = $847.89

    A little bit over budget but you don't sacrifice anything and you don't spend your money needlessly.
  3. Best answer
    there only two parts of the build that are weak. the first one is the power supply..it not a bad one it just that with any good ps you dont want to load it more then 80 percent of it rated value. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2010/10/22/ati-radeon-hd-6870-review/9
    show at idle your card draws 127w and 250w when running games. so your using 1/2 the rated vaule already on that ps with just the video card..no hard drives not led case fans..or fans..I would bump the ps to a 600w to be safe.
    also for the same money as new egg micro center has better prices on cpu.
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376494
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590
    see if new egg will price match.
    why i posted the better cpu is you dont want to bottle neck the gpu. the i5-2400 with 4 cores is going to last you a long time and wont bottle neck unless your uses untral high settings and ultra high res.
  4. Great info on both. I suppose I could stretch alittle more in the areas suggested. I'll make another look over and see what I can adjust.
  5. Best answer selected by Anoobis87.
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