NEW BUILD help please

Hey all,

I am going to be building a new PC in the very near future.

Budget Range 600-800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg ,amazon

Country: USA

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Additional Comments: Going to be playing D3, I know I dont need much to run the game but I still want a nice computer if I ever decide to play other games.


So far this is what I came up with, I am trying to stay around $700 but I need an OS and monitor so thats going to hurt me.
CASE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912
GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
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  1. Excellent case and GPU choice. Here's what I would get to fill in the gaps:

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028 - Corsair CX600 - $69.99
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131835 - Asus P8B75-V Pro - $104.99
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077 - Intel Core i3-2120 - $129.99
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148543 - Crucial Ballistix 8GB 1333MHz - $42.99
    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767 - Seagate Barracuda ST 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289 - Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99

    Total w/case and GPU choice: $680.99
  2. Thank you very much g-unit. Couple questions.... Would this PSU be a pretty good choice aswell?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

    also, I see you recommend the i3, Now I know it will beable to handle d3 and most other games but will it be outdated pretty quickly? Can it be OC'ed to run with the i5?

    Thanks again!
  3. would recommend alternative psus

    Rosewill Hive 650w modular 85$ -15% coupon till 5/21 (or pay ~5 more $ for 750w varient, or go lower for the 550w varient like im using)

    OCZ 550w bronze 70$

    OCZ 600w normal cert 70$

    PC power and cooling bronze modular 600w 90$ -15% off

    I really suggest taking advantage of some of these -15% sales


    ALSO IF YOUR BUYING IN THE NEXT 27 HOURS

    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/May-0-2012/48hoursale08/index-landing.html?nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL050812&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL050812-_-EMC-050812-Index-_-Header-_-ClickHere

    pay attention to

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 gb* 80$, 70$ on this sale using code EMCNENB48
  4. Thanks, Dudewitbow. I see you have the i3, is it everything you need or do you wish it was a bit faster?
  5. dudewitbow said:
    would recommend alternative psus

    Rosewill Hive 650w modular 85$ -15% coupon till 5/21 (or pay ~5 more $ for 750w varient, or go lower for the 550w varient like im using)

    OCZ 550w bronze 70$

    OCZ 600w normal cert 70$

    PC power and cooling bronze modular 600w 90$ -15% off

    I really suggest taking advantage of some of these -15% sales


    If you're going to get a PSU in the $80 - $90 range - this is the one I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Quote:
    also, I see you recommend the i3, Now I know it will beable to handle d3 and most other games but will it be outdated pretty quickly? Can it be OC'ed to run with the i5?


    The i3 will handle D3 and future games fine - the nice thing about the board I recommended is that it's flexible enough that it'll give you room to add future CPUs should your needs change.
  6. dmaleck said:
    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.

    Anonymous said:
    If you're going to get a PSU in the $80 - $90 range - this is the one I recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


    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

    Monitor: ~120
    OS: 100
    Ram: ~41
    HDD: ~80(70 if you get the sale one)
    Your Case: 60
    Your GPU: 170
    cpu: i3-2120 125$
    Dvd Drive: ~17

    =713$

    which leaves buying a psu & mobo with under 100, which i can see what i can attempt to do


    Alright this is what I have so far
    24x LG DVD combo drive 17$
    Coolermaster Haf 912 60$
    Rosewill Hive 550w 70-15%=59.50$ take this bronze modular or the corsair 600w normal cert non modular, same price
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 100$
    Sapphire 6780 + Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb combo 210$ (choice of 10$ rebate as well)
    I3-2120 + 500 gb caviar blue hdd 188$

    Total ~647$

    800-647=153 to buy mobo and monitor.

    Heres the options i give you to fit budget:

    1. Decrease Case Price
    2. Buy HDD used on Amazon for ~55$(what i did) and pray to god it works fine
    3. Buy used Monitor from Amazon(Alot more cheap) or decide to buy a cheapo smaller monitor on newegg
    4. Buy Cheap Mobo, (h61, h77 etc, this totally cuts off any attempt of any future overclocking if you do so)
    5. Spend past your budget
    6. Buy Cheaper PSU and prevent any future upgrades to the computer.(psu strong enough for the computer alone plus a little leeaway power in case, not alot for upgrading, i.e antec earthwatts 430w OR get the Antec Earthwatts 500w for 70-20=50$)
  7. dudewitbow, Thank you very much for taking the time and putting that all together! I am going to crunch some #'s and see what I can do. again I really appreciate it!!
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