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Driving myself crazy!! 500-600 Build(-HD & OS)

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May 11, 2012 4:27:20 AM

Hello everyone!! Driving myself crazy here getting prepared to build my new system and keep questioning my choices and what I'm really looking for and could use your help and suggestions. Please see the following and let me know any suggestions you have for getting the most bang for the buck.

Approximate Purchase Date: Weekend of 5/16-5/17 if I'm lucky!

Budget Range:Would like to stay at about 500-600 for items I don't have before rebates.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse. Will also probably be pulling my 1TB HD to save some money from my other computer.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer to stay with tried and tested items. I am more concerned with the PC lasting for a while and not breaking down.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Usage: HTPC, music, internet, and playing Diablo III.

Please see the following:

Case - HAF912 unless someone has a better suggestion with USB 3.0 and still remain around the price of $50 @ MC.

MB & CPU - Having the hardest time with this one and matching the right CPU with the right MB. For what I will be doing on the PC I want to make sure that I get the right combination of the two.

RAM - 8GB(Any suggestions as to brand?)

Video Card - Any suggestions as to Model and brand?

PSU - I started on this at 650W but am pretty sure that I don't need that now. Again any suggests for Brand and size would help. Prefer modular if possible.

OS - Have this

Optical - Have several or Lite-On($15-20). Will probably upgrade to Blu-Ray in the future.

HD - Have this. WDC WD10EARS-22Y5B1. Most likely for data only.

SSD - Want about 120GB. Suggestions?

May 11, 2012 1:09:26 PM

I think you want too much for your budget...

THG on what it takes to play Diablo III
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

dual core SB build using a G630 with SATA 6G and USB 3.0 - this is with a 64GB SSD and Win 7/64 OEM
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
$599 + $14 shipping and - $40 MIR's

+$44 get you a 128GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

+$94 gets you 128GB SSD and a i3 2120 CPU

Save $15 and drop from 8GB to 4GB ram (you only need 4GB)
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