Gaming Rig ~$700 Including Monitor and OS (You at there jmsellars1?)

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few months

Budget Range: ~$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing League of Legends and Diablo 3 smoothly with no FPS drops, ideally a consistent 60 fps for both games.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: A reliable site preferably

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No parts preference, maybe a little explanation on the difference between AMD and Intel CPUs. I'd like to stay away from integrates graphic cards.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No Idea

Monitor Resolution: High resolution preferably, but not necessary.

Additional Comments: I already have a laptop for other uses, so I need a cost effective desktop for playing League of Legends and Diablo 3 comfortably with no fps issues. Bonus points to the person who can keep it under $600 while the rig is still able to run D3 and LOL at 60 fps.


Hey guys, after some searching and research this is what I came up with

CPU - Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core $89.99
Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H Micro ATX LGA1155 $59.99
Memory - Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $34.99
Hard Drive - Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB 2.5" 7200RPM $48.21
Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB $114.99
Case - Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower $33.99
Power Supply- Antec 550W ATX12V $64.99
Optical Drive - Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Monitor - Acer V193WEJb 19.0" $89.99
Operating System- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $99.99

TOTAL ~$657

Please take a look and tell me what you think.
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  1. here.
    intel g840- 90$
    asrock b75 pro3- 90$
    4 gb 1333 ram- 25$
    rosewill stalion 500W- 50$
    radeon 7770- 130$
    optical- 25$
    WD 500GB 7200 RPM- 80$

    no case, and you would have to get like a 19" monitor, otherwise your PC will pretty much only have like 450$ to work with, but this will work, you can shave off some money for a case or larger monitor by getting a cheaper h61 motherboard or a refurb hard drive.
  2. Get the 6850 as it is better than the 7770.
  3. i thought the 7770 was better? hmm, guess i was mis informed lol
  4. also though, the 6850 is a tad more expencive. like 140-160 instead of 120-130 like the 7770.
  5. It is around 20% better, so $1 per percent.
  6. not bad i guess, going to change that on my next build im doing for similar budget lol
  7. Looking alright guys, is there anyway to test the possible performance of these parts working in junction with each other?
  8. only way i can think of is 1. buy them and try it yourself and 2. look at all th ebanchmarks on this site and others that you can find until you see what you want, or look at benchmarkls for the cpu, then the gpu, and figure out the midpoint, should be somewhere around there probably.
  9. I don't think the HD 6850 is that much better than the HD 7770. I thought the HD 6850 was more like 10% better.

    (I was surprised to see my name in the title haha.)
  10. It is still better for only $10 more.
  11. Yeah but only slightly better, it consumes a lot less power as well.
  12. Look at update for new build :)
  13. Shameless bump for the final revision of my build :)
  14. Is there a microcenter near you? they have an I3-2100 for $89
  15. Unfortunately I do not have a microcenter near me :(
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