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May 14, 2012 2:15:02 AM

Last check of parts.

Case: In Win MANA 137
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX Pro 450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD Optical Bundle: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU Memory Bundle: ASUS HD radeon 6850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU MOBO Bundle: I3 2120, ASRock pro gen3 Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just wanting to get another opinion of my build before final purchase. My budget is $600 and I will mostly use this for gaming.
Parts listed are all that I will need since I will be running Ubuntu with wine till I have money for WIN 7.
Thanks ;) 
May 14, 2012 2:36:20 AM

Looks pretty good to me.
Nice combo deals :o 
May 14, 2012 2:50:22 AM

imo, take advantage of Rosewill's and PC Power and Cooling's 15% sale if you're buying it before the 21st

for instance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

with the RW15PSUM -15% psu sale, brings the combo total to 99.47$ with shipping added on. which suprisingly is more bang for the buck than the seperated 430w psu(62$) + case(40$) you had separately. PC Power and cooling has the same 15% deal, except that their psus are a bit pricier than rosewill's at the same tier 2 psu tier. Both are modular

heck, even the antec psus are 15% off. though if you plan on getting an earthwatts psu, make sure you also have your own power cord.
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May 14, 2012 3:00:11 AM

looks like you did your homework. Good package for $600. All will work well together.
You'll be amazed at the i3-2120. It is a budget screamer when it comes to gaming.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

At 1920x1080 and lower, you will be very happy with the HD 6850. I like that case, too. I'm thinking of trying InWin for my next miniATX build...
And like most Asrocks, the board comes with Japan solid caps. A must.
May 14, 2012 3:37:38 AM

Thanks for the quick replies, I have been looking at parts for the past few months or so and posted about three threads trying to get input on budget parts and this is the best that I could come up with out of all of it.
dudewitbow thanks for the suggestion but I decided to go with the IN WIN because of the style and how surprisingly cheap it is and as for the PSU I wanted to go with something more reliable most of the Rosewill PSU's that I have seen get quite a few more bad reviews than any of the XFX ones do so that's why I wanted an XFX.
May 14, 2012 3:39:17 AM

Oh and also would it be worth waiting another month or so and get the I5-2400, this would bring me up a little over my budget but would the extra two cores be worth that extra $60 or $70?
It'd be the same MOBO just an upgrade to the i5 2400.
I5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
I3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just wondering if that would be better for gaming or if I should move the GPU up to the 6870 with that money.
May 14, 2012 4:24:01 AM

underhill said:
Oh and also would it be worth waiting another month or so and get the I5-2400, this would bring me up a little over my budget but would the extra two cores be worth that extra $60 or $70?
It'd be the same MOBO just an upgrade to the i5 2400.
I5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
I3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just wondering if that would be better for gaming or if I should move the GPU up to the 6870 with that money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 2500k Is Unlocked Although It's Better To Get Like A 212 EVO With It, It's better for overclocking. It won't be bad to not wait just do what you want! No matter what you still can overclock the 2120 and have a nice cpu!
May 14, 2012 5:25:07 AM

So what youre saying melikepie is that if I were to spend the extra $94 for the 2500k I would be able to see a larger increase in performance when playing games and running programs than I would with the 2400?
May 14, 2012 5:36:31 AM

underhill said:
So what youre saying melikepie is that if I were to spend the extra $94 for the 2500k I would be able to see a larger increase in performance when playing games and running programs than I would with the 2400?


the CPU change would only be noticeable on games that are heavily cpu reliant. other than that, most of the weight is on your gpu. though getting a 2500k is a better future proof shield since it is still a competitive cpu compared to its ivy bridge counterpart.

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May 14, 2012 6:54:40 PM
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underhill said:
Oh and also would it be worth waiting another month or so and get the I5-2400, this would bring me up a little over my budget but would the extra two cores be worth that extra $60 or $70?
It'd be the same MOBO just an upgrade to the i5 2400.
I5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
I3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just wondering if that would be better for gaming or if I should move the GPU up to the 6870 with that money.

Waiting is up to you. Up to how much patience you have. You can wait forever, because there will always be something else that's better that is just a bit more $$. I'd get it, build it, enjoy it. There's no law that says you can't upgrade the processor later if you feel you must. But I'm tellin' ya, that i3-2120 with a good card is a heck of a gamer for the money. Unfortunately, you missed a recent Newegg sale on the 2120 awhile back.
May 15, 2012 5:11:28 AM

Awesome thanks guys I think that I am going to order the parts that I first listed. And if there is a thread or an article on how to assemble the actual pc that would be a major help as well :)  Thanks again :D 
May 15, 2012 10:39:22 PM

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