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Need help building sub-800 pc

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April 30, 2012 7:29:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $800(cheaper if you can)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: games(world of warcraft, skyrim, FPS); watching movies on netflix, internet browsing

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or other reputable site

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: I want the case to be something that would look normal in a home office(i.e. no neon green futuristic looking cases)

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - its an old LCD I have from my old Acer computer

Additional Comments: This is my first build, so I want parts that are easy to put together and a case that's easy to work in(I have huge hands). I'd like it relatively quiet.

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April 30, 2012 11:21:13 PM

To update, after some more research, I found a sample build on a blog.



HIS Radeon HD 6870 1 GB (256bit) GDDR5 DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card H687FN1GD - HIS
$154.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
$74.99

Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel N/A Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboard - Gigabyte
$84.99



Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 - Intel
$123.98


Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack - Microsoft Software; DVD-ROM
$99.99


Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-500CXV2 - Corsair
$52.24

NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black) - iBuyPower
$39.99

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) - Asus
$22.48


Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM KHX1333C9D3B1/4G - Kingston Technology
$22.99

Total is $676.64. With shipping probably around $700. Prices are from Amazon.com

1. Is this a good build?

2. I'm thinking of paying an extra $36.00 to get a Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2310 2.9GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU rather than the 1-3 in the above build. Will this be compatible with my motherboard and everything else in the build?
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April 30, 2012 11:29:17 PM

Pay the extra for the i5, as it is not too much more.
Everything looks good to me.
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