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May 19, 2012 1:14:10 AM

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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May 19, 2012 1:29:46 AM

Id rather have a set list from someone instead of links all over the place, thanks.
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May 19, 2012 1:34:32 AM

Okay, give me a sec, I'll get you a build to look at.
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May 19, 2012 1:36:21 AM

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
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May 19, 2012 1:37:31 AM

but at the same time I want this computer to run flawlessly.
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May 19, 2012 2:01:15 AM

still need suggestions
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May 19, 2012 2:05:29 AM

Radeon 7770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...
$99.99 plus $8.99 shipping

H61 motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...
$41.99
Free shipping

ATX mid-tower case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$21.99 plus $9.99 shipping

550w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...
$124.99
Free shipping

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total with rebates is then $772.53
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May 19, 2012 2:21:22 AM

Best answer selected by bowmanx4587.
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May 19, 2012 2:24:16 AM

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?
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May 19, 2012 2:44:06 AM

The Radeon 7750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
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May 19, 2012 3:03:21 AM

blazorthon said:
The Radeon 7750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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!
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May 19, 2012 8:04:22 AM

Bowmanx4587 said:
thank you very much man!


You're welcome.
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