Thanks, Dudewitbow. I see you have the i3, is it everything you need or do you wish it was a bit faster?
the only thing i wish for was that it was a quad core if i ever get onto cpu heavy gaming. though, making a several year jump from Celeron/Turion 2.0 ghz dual core to intel i3-2120 convinced me that there was a large gap. my desktop turns on pretty fast. I like what intel did with their chips.
those prices were before 15% off, so the 90$ psu would actually be 76.50$
rather than use the hivemind idea of corsair>the rest, using This guide along with current price ratios is a solid tool. Sure I would normally get the corsair if I had the money and nothing is on sale, but 15% on a 90$ item is significant.
Edit: structure build off the top of my head
HDD: ~80(70 if you get the sale one)
Your Case: 60
Your GPU: 170
cpu: i3-2120 125$
Dvd Drive: ~17
which leaves buying a psu & mobo with under 100, which i can see what i can attempt to do
1. Decrease Case Price
2. Buy HDD used on Amazon for ~55$(what i did) and pray to god it works fine
3. Buy used Monitor from Amazon(Alot more cheap) or decide to buy a cheapo smaller monitor on newegg
4. Buy Cheap Mobo, (h61, h77 etc, this totally cuts off any attempt of any future overclocking if you do so)
5. Spend past your budget
6. Buy Cheaper PSU and prevent any future upgrades to the computer.(psu strong enough for the computer alone plus a little leeaway power in case, not alot for upgrading, i.e antec earthwatts 430w OR get the Antec Earthwatts 500w for 70-20=50$)