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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=N82E16817822003
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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  1. @Mojo: That's out of my budget, also the MOBO is out of stock.
  2. go with 8gb of ram. its worth it.
  3. Well, i3s cant be overclocked beyond their turbo speed. But I'd say i3.

    Did you seem tom's $650 build? http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html
  4. It's really hard to build a decent gaming system on that little of money i save another 100 then you be able to get something nice if you can't here is what you could do GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128539#top GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353#top good luck! ;)
  5. Get i3 -2120 over 2105. Cheaper and higher clocked. With the 2105 you're paying more for integrated graphics that you won't use.

    $124 i3-2120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    I agree with using 6850.
  6. I am getting 8GB ram and the most I can spend on those 3 is $350
    What is a good motherboard for the 2120?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html
    The Ram, case, and motherboard aren't decent are they? It's microATX, doesn't leave much upgrading for ram and such.
  7. What mojorisin23 recommended, with the i3-2120 substitution, comes in at 334. That gives you around $85 budget for your motherboard.

    Cheapest pre-rebate price for a 6850 is $140. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131374
  8. Avoid DiabloTek at all costs!!!

    And agreed with others on the budget. I can put together a decent machine with a 6870 for about $660 after rebates.

    Rosewill Case - $40
    LG DVD Burner - $18
    OCZ 600W PSU - $70 - $25 rebate
    i3-2120 - $125
    ASRock z68 MoBo - $122
    G.SKill 8GB RAM - $47
    1TB HDD - $100
    Sapphire 6870 w/DIRT 3 - $160 - $10 rebate

    Comes to $695 shipped minus $35 in rebates. Save up a little more money . :)
  9. Here is a p67 atx that comes in right at your budget. Older chipset, but supports overclocking (with a K series CPU) and sli.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317
  10. 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=N82E16813138353&Tpk=Biostar%20TZ77A%20LGA
    Case: Rosewill Case $40
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&Tpk=Sapphire%20Radeon%206850
    Ram: 4GBX2 Total 8GB Ripjaw $47
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=17ngp19rjiqi4
    PSU: Cooler Master Extreme 500W $50
    HDD/Optical Combo: Seagate 1TB Barracuda and Asus DVD Drive $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.937152

    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.
  11. 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=N82E16817822003
    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?product_id=0348766 $59.99 + .99 shipping
    Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W ATX Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128540 $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=N82E16819115078 $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_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0050I1PHO&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=101KWGV51YCAP8HZ0S3E $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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 6870 it is! This is gonna be awesome :)
  15. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150599

    Why is this not suggested...its a newer card and 3.0 PCI Express
  16. shazmania said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150599

    Why is this not suggested...its a newer card and 3.0 PCI Express

    Because the 6870 is a stronger card, and 3.0 doesn't mean squat right now. ;)
  17. Fooor sure, alright thanks.
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