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Need help with budget build!

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April 18, 2012 3:01:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Diablo 3, been waiting since I was a kid,

Budget Range: Wanted to stay under $600 as

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3, netflix, school stuff, browsing, .etc

Parts Not Required: I'll find a monitor mouse and keyboard unless someone includes one, don't need an OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Only really know of newegg and tigerdirect.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference really, would like an i4 2400 but I don't think that will be possible on my budget.

Overclocking: Maybe, probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: Bot sure yet

Additional Comments: Really just looking for bang for the buck, I really am just building it because my laptop overheats and won't be able to handle diablo 3. Don't really know where to start.

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April 18, 2012 3:56:00 AM

$600 might allow you to squeeze an i5 in, but to better balance your rig, I've dropped it down to an i3 to allow for more graphics power. It is still an awesome CPU, and the budget with an i5 would have given us less to work with in the graphics department, which would have limited your machine.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 after instant code Antec EarthWatts 650W
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70 GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2H
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$42 8GB G.Skill
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$117 Spinpoint F3 1TB
CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$34 after instant code Rosewill Case
OPTICAL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$14 Samsung SH-222BB
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$125
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$160 Radeon HD 6870

$622 total; to get more on budget, you could drop the graphics to an HD 6850 for $140:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for a total of $602

The PSU might be a little too much power for what you'd need, but thanks to the code, the next step down would be more expensive anyway, plus the one given has the required power supplies for the recommended graphic cards. I'm sure people might have other opinions on the mobo, I don't usually overclock, so I just look for a reliable brand that has had many reviews for that particular board that has all the features I'm looking for. If you actually do the rebates, you'll save another $40 or so with the original set-up, so the graphics card would actually be a push compared to the cheaper 6850.
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