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May 9, 2012 7:05:04 PM

I'm looking to build a PC for $600 so I wanted to know what was better:
Looking to play D3 and other games at decent settings and looking to buy within a week.
Gaming is what is in mind.
No preffered websites
And I'm in the US
CPU: i3 2120 or AMD Phenom II X4 $10 dollar difference, if I overclock both which would be better for gaming?
GPU: HD 6870 or HD 6850 $30 difference

and depending on the CPU what's the best for it's price motherboard to go with it. I have the rest planned out, the rest takes $294.

CASE HAF: $60
RAM Ripjaw 4 GBx 2: $47
PSU Corsair CX 600: $70
HDD Seagate 1TB Barracuda: $99
OPTICAL LiteOn 24x: $18
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$294
This leaves me with $306 in my budget for CPU, Motherboard, and GPU.
What're your ideas for the best performance with that much remaining? If I should decrease on one pre selected item to up the budget on these 3, which one should I get instead?
Thanks everyone, I posted a thread earlier but still looking for a few more answers, thanks in advance!
EDIT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
550 W Power Supply leaves me with 30 more dollars so that opens up $330! What can I do with it

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May 9, 2012 7:19:18 PM

@Mojo: That's out of my budget, also the MOBO is out of stock.
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May 9, 2012 7:26:51 PM

go with 8gb of ram. its worth it.
May 10, 2012 7:58:34 AM

Alright folks, I did all the bargain hunting I could and came around 650.
Here is the build, critique it and let me know what you think.

CPU/Motherboard Bundle: i5 2500K and Biostar TZ77A LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard $250 (Thank you Microcenter :bounce:  )
Motherboard Specs- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: Rosewill Case $40
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: 4GBX2 Total 8GB Ripjaw $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Cooler Master Extreme 500W $50
HDD/Optical Combo: Seagate 1TB Barracuda and Asus DVD Drive $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total Price: $642
Let me know what you guys think, like are those parts compatible. From what I saw they are, but you guys know better. Is 500 W enough? Or should I up the PSU? Then 6870 as you guys suggested or stick to the 6850. Im willing to spend like 10-20 more on a noticeable faster GPU otherwise I'll stick to the 6850. I spent hours asking all of you questions, searching the net for deals, and calling stores. So thank you so much everyone for all the help you guys have given, I truly appreciate it.
May 10, 2012 9:30:22 AM

shazmania said:
I'm looking to build a PC for $600 so I wanted to know what was better:
Looking to play D3 and other games at decent settings and looking to buy within a week.
Gaming is what is in mind.
No preffered websites
And I'm in the US
CPU: i3 2120 or AMD Phenom II X4 $10 dollar difference, if I overclock both which would be better for gaming?
GPU: HD 6870 or HD 6850 $30 difference

and depending on the CPU what's the best for it's price motherboard to go with it. I have the rest planned out, the rest takes $294.

CASE HAF: $60
RAM Ripjaw 4 GBx 2: $47
PSU Corsair CX 600: $70
HDD Seagate 1TB Barracuda: $99
OPTICAL LiteOn 24x: $18
----------------------------------------------
$294
This leaves me with $306 in my budget for CPU, Motherboard, and GPU.
What're your ideas for the best performance with that much remaining? If I should decrease on one pre selected item to up the budget on these 3, which one should I get instead?
Thanks everyone, I posted a thread earlier but still looking for a few more answers, thanks in advance!
EDIT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
550 W Power Supply leaves me with 30 more dollars so that opens up $330! What can I do with it

That psu is junk.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... $59.99 + .99 shipping
Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I1PGU/ref=pd_lpo_... $169.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1463-KR
May 10, 2012 6:50:42 PM

erunion said:

Im willing to spend like 10-20 more on a noticeable faster GPU otherwise I'll stick to the 6850.t.


If you can afford an 6870 I would definitely get one.
May 10, 2012 9:09:57 PM

erunion said:
If you can afford an 6870 I would definitely get one.

I like it so much I got two! lol

You will not regret the i5, that's for sure.
May 10, 2012 9:30:34 PM

6870 it is! This is gonna be awesome :) 
May 11, 2012 8:50:04 PM

Fooor sure, alright thanks.
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