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New computer build $500-600

Okay this case is going to be a budget build 500-600 nothing over 700 which will be used mainly for playing the Sims 3 at max settings flawlessly, and watching videos, browsing the web.. I need help choosing the parts, preferrably cheap and reliable.. and Im leaning towards a pink or blue case.

the parts should include everything including a monitor (doesn't have to be HD, but it should be good) operating system should be Windows 7

-will not include-

-mouse-
-keyboard-

Thank you for all suggestions! :)
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  1. Id rather have a set list from someone instead of links all over the place, thanks.
  2. Okay, give me a sec, I'll get you a build to look at.
  3. how about a 700-750 budget.. it doesnt have to be crazy because it's just for my girlfriend and she only plays sims 3 and browses news and facebook alot
  4. but at the same time I want this computer to run flawlessly.
  5. okay
  6. still need suggestions
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    Radeon 7770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664
    $129.99 and it has a $20 off MIR making it $109.99 if you use the rebate
    Also comes with a free copy of DiRt SHOWDOWN, worth $60
    Free shipping

    1600x900 monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009256
    $99.99 plus $8.99 shipping

    H61 motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135288
    $54.99 and it has a $30 off MIR making it $24.99 if you use the rebate
    Free shipping

    2x4GB 1333MHz RAM kit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557
    $41.99
    Free shipping

    ATX mid-tower case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154109
    $21.99 plus $9.99 shipping

    550w PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
    $54.99
    Free shipping and it comes with a free USB SD card reader valued at $9.99

    DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106378
    $21.99 plus $4.99


    Total so far is $449.99 without rebates and $399.99 with rebates, leaving the rest of the budget for CPU power and Windows. I'd recommend a an i3 and Windows 7 Home Premium.

    i3-2120 CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
    $124.99
    Free shipping

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    $99.99
    Free shipping

    Total without rebates is now $674.97 and with rebates is $624.97

    If you want to, you can bring that Radeon 7770 up to a Radeon 7850 and that 1600x900 monitor up to a 1080p monitor.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

    total with rebates is then $772.53
  8. Best answer selected by bowmanx4587.
  9. thank you very much blazothon that was a very helpful list. although I dont think I'll need those video cards, a cheaper one would be good.. any ideas?
  10. The Radeon 7750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

    It's a little cheaper than the 7770. I can't think of a card truly worth buying for a decent budget gaming computer that is cheaper. The 7750 is the fastest card that doesn't need a PCIe power connector and one of the lowest mid-range performing cards available for gaming.
  11. blazorthon said:
    The Radeon 7750
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125417

    It's a little cheaper than the 7770. I can't think of a card truly worth buying for a decent budget gaming computer that is cheaper. The 7750 is the fastest card that doesn't need a PCIe power connector and one of the lowest mid-range performing cards available for gaming.


    thank you very much man!
  12. Bowmanx4587 said:
    thank you very much man!


    You're welcome.
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