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$600 gaming build w/ monitor

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May 22, 2012 1:53:35 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: in next 2 weeks

Budget Range: ~$600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (starcraft 2, crysis 2, metro 2033)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: dependent on monitor chosen

Additional Comments: would prefer case to have a side window but not required, and also would prefer a 1080p monitor, but due to budget restrictions i would be ok with a lower res
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a b C Monitor
May 22, 2012 3:32:12 AM

managed to get your side window in for you but monitor was not possible sorry i try

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Item #:N82E16811146025
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ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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May 22, 2012 3:39:39 AM

Hold on... you're trying to create a gaming build for $600 WITH a monitor? Are you including the OS as well?

Here's the cheapest well-reviewed monitor at 1080p I could find on newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's $130. That puts us at $470 for the actual build. Which is tough. No side window ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 6790 1GB Video Card ($127.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $473.48
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-21 23:39 EDT-0400)

Now, for just $30 more you could upgrade the GPU to a 6850 which would be great. Overall, though, that should be fine.
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May 22, 2012 1:30:05 PM

thank you for both builds
i don't need an OS, i forgot to put that in the original post
I think I could *MAYBE* stretch my budget to $700, and if I could I think I would get a better PSU, motherboard, and get 8gb of ram, and then just put the rest into a better graphics card.
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May 22, 2012 3:09:47 PM

8GB of RAM doesn't help more than a good GPU. I'd suggest a better motherboard... the Z68 pro3 Gen3 would be ideal. Then a GPU upgrade. PSU is fine for now.
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