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800-900 dollar build (don't need windows or HDD)

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April 20, 2012 3:11:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend

Budget Range: 800-900 (avoid rebates if possible...)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, music, watching videos

Parts Not Required: Windows and a HDD. I have a 1TB 7200 RpM or a mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not picky

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Prefer intel, perhaps going with a 2500k? I would like a case that has decent cable management (first build here)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future perhaps

Monitor Resolution: ( 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: Looking for a budget gaming desktop if possible. Please include a keyboard in your suggestion =D

Thanks in advance

Parts selected thus far

CPU intel 2500k ( 213.99


More about : 800 900 dollar build windows hdd

April 20, 2012 4:44:23 AM

With a monitor, a 2500k wouldn't fit under budget. I think an i3-2120 will suit for the time being (you can also check out AMD's Phenom II Black Ed. CPU's for other options).

Total: $890 w/o rebates (don't like em either)

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.84 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($97.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Canada Computers)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $794.65
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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