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April 18, 2012 2:35:49 PM


My current old pentium pc is dying out on me with 8500gt and 2 gb ram.

Im on a strict $600 Budget.Thats the max i can go so anything upto that or below will be good.

Approximate Purchase Date: within 10 days

Budget Range: max $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming like battlefield 3.And basic surfing stuff,no video editing or hardcore stuff.just gaming.

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Cpu by intel.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: I need a quiet pc with a big punch,im tired of playing assassins creed brotherhood @ 11 fps and bf3 @ 5 fps.My current setup makes a LOT of noise.

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April 18, 2012 2:37:18 PM

so I guess you need a case too right? i'll try to cook something up i3 2100 would be your best bet
April 18, 2012 2:48:03 PM

yeah a good case too,i was for a core i5 2400
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April 18, 2012 2:52:10 PM

With Build A you can upgrade it to the ivy bridge generation after 2-3 years or so if you want.

Processor: 124.99$
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
Get 1yr Extended Warranty w/ purchase, ends soon

Motherboard: 121.99$
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Graphics Card: 149.99$>134.99$ after rebate
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Free Dirt3 game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

Memory: 44.99$
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

Power Supply: 69.99$>49.99$ after rebate
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
15% off w/ promo code EMCNFJG23, ends 4/19

Chassis: 59.99$>49.99$ after rebate
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$10 off w/ promo code EMCNFJC69, ends 4/18

Total = 571.94$>526.94$ after rebate not including the promo

ok I'll try building a build specific for non sli and non overclock
April 18, 2012 2:52:51 PM

Best answer selected by cody4721.
April 18, 2012 2:53:09 PM

Pezcore thats just what i need,thanks for the quick reply.
April 18, 2012 2:55:25 PM

thanks tavo nova,gonna get that mobo of yours :) 
April 18, 2012 3:00:28 PM

I tried to work in that mobo, but that ment downgrading the processor without going over your budget. I felt that the H67 board with the stronger processor would provide you better gaming in BF3, especially in any multiplayer maps where the stronger processor will help.