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April 13, 2012 3:27:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: 500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: light gaming (minecraft, civ4)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter.com, newegg.com,

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I5-2500k or I3 If I5 than z68 (z67), if I3 than h61 (h77)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 2 monitors at 1920x1080 (found better monitors)

The parts I will be using are

8 gigs of ram $29
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

6770 $99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I5-2500k $179
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

z68 $104
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

500 gig Hard drive $89
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Case?

Psu?

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April 13, 2012 3:45:39 PM

The case and psu will push it over $500. Also are you going to be needing a DVD burner? Those go for under $20. You could get a better video card if you bought a cheaper cpu.
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April 13, 2012 6:03:55 PM

I have an old one but I am not sure if I can reuse it. The reason I put down the I5-2500k is because micro-center often has $50 of a z68 motherboard with it. If I can not get this deal I will drop to a 2400 and an h67. On the psu, can you recommend one from micro-center because it would be nice if I could get everything from the same place.
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April 13, 2012 6:22:43 PM

If it is a SATA DVD Burner, you can reuse it.
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April 13, 2012 7:09:29 PM

case COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 $30 after MIR and $10 off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Builder Series™ CX430 Power Supply $20 after MIR
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If you like other one CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $31 after MIR and 15% off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So you will be in $500 Budget Range.

Good buy from microcenter, i got my i5+MB from there too.

If you buy from microcenter.com, you can't grt the $50 off. You have to pick up in store.
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April 13, 2012 9:42:10 PM

I am going to buy parts from microcenter online. Also, that case says $49 after the $10 dollars off, not $30 before the $10 off. Also, how can I tell if I have an sata dvd drive? One last question. I have an old case from a dell computer. Will I be able to use this? it is Pentium d so I am not sure if it will work.
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April 13, 2012 10:00:07 PM

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H61MA-E35 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($146.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 400W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $544.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-13 18:00 EDT-0400)
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April 13, 2012 10:17:06 PM

The dell case does not fit. The case from newegg is $30 ($49.99- $10 promo code EMCNFJN25, ends 4/16 - $10 MIR). As I say if you buy from microcenter.com, you cannot get the $50 off deal.
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April 13, 2012 10:20:49 PM

Dude get at least a 6850 if you want to game.
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April 13, 2012 10:48:32 PM

The 179.99 price on the i5-2500k is for in store only. You can't order it online and get the price + the $50 off a Z68 board.
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April 24, 2012 12:23:39 AM

Best answer selected by adgjlsfhk.
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