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$650 budget gaming desktop. NEED Help

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May 20, 2012 5:10:09 PM

So I'm looking to spend no more than $700 and this is the build i have decided on as of right now. Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Processor - Intel Core i3 2120 $124.98

Motherboard - MSI H67A-G43 [B3] $84.99 - $20.00 rebate = $64.99

Video card - Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 1GB $140.79 - $10.00 rebate = $130.79

Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 $78.38

Optical Drive - Asus 24xDVD-RW $21.48

Power Supply - Antec VP-450 $37.56

Memory - G. SKILL NS 4GB [2 x 2GB] DDR3 1333 $22.99

CASE - Cooler Master HAF 912 $66.42

Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit $96.48


Total comes to $674.07 - $30 mail-in rebate = $644.07

Any comments on better parts that will keep me under $700 is greatly appreciated.
a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2012 5:18:42 PM

what site are you using. simple questions are usually completely asked when one follows the guildlines on building a computer on this site.
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May 20, 2012 5:24:06 PM

All is coming from Amazon.com except for the memory which is newegg.com
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2012 5:26:00 PM

do you live in a taxed area for newegg?
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May 20, 2012 5:30:47 PM

Nope, i'm in louisiana
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2012 5:31:59 PM

would you be against me building alot of this on newegg?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2012 5:35:39 PM

do you know estimated date of purchase?
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May 20, 2012 5:39:12 PM

so probally early June but to give a exact date i guess like june 4th
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 20, 2012 5:51:17 PM

i3-2120 + asrock z68 pro3gen3 213$
WD Caviar Blue 500gb + Asus 24x dvd drive 80$
Seasonic M122II 520w modular bronze cert 60$
Coolermaster Elite 43050$(40 dollars after rebate)


stick with the GPU and the OS on amazon, and tghe ram you picked on newegg

Total, 414.81 from Newegg + 96.48 OS from Amazon + 140.79 GPU + 22.99 ram= 675.07 -10 rebate on coolermaster case, -10 rebate on gpu = 655.07

Albeit this is more than what you have originally wanted to spend, maximized PSU and MOBO quality to leave room if you ever wanted to upgradeyour processor or gpu without killing the low quality psu you had originally chosen.

prices are subject to change over time.

though if you can buy some of it now, the Coolermaster 430 case has a -10$ sale thats about to expire, and the seasonic m12II is on sale for that 60$, its net worth in amazon is 90$. I do not know how long that price would last for.
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May 20, 2012 6:09:54 PM

Thanks for the input. I actually think I am going to go ahead and purchase the seasonic right now.
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