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May 26, 2012 11:52:17 PM

Hey guys, I'm looking to build a $450 (BUILT FOR GAMING) PC. Here's what I want:

Intel CPU & MOBO (need help deciding witch one, thinking about i3 or i5. If you can get the i5 within my $450, that'd be great. :D )
Rosewill CHALLENGER Case
4GB of ram
500GB HDD
Don't care about Optical Drive
And, a cheap PSU that works.

I don't care about over-clocking. I already have Windows 7, along with a 1080P monitor, and mouse + keyboard. If you can please have it have Wi-Fi! I don't have ethernet in my place of gaming :( .


Please guys, help me with this! It's my first build, and I really want to get gaming soon! Thanks. Oh, and also, I would like it to run Skyrim on medium quality and up.

Thanks,

Clp :) 

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May 26, 2012 11:55:19 PM

What do you mean care for overclocking? You won't or you're will to? Also, don't think about i3 OR i5 for a budget gaming build. All you're getting is a Pentium unless you're willing to overclock the HD 3000...
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May 26, 2012 11:57:43 PM

I don't care if I can or can't overclock. And, okay. After reading a few things, I've decided that a Pentium is pretty good for gaming...
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May 27, 2012 12:00:01 AM

samuelspark said:
What do you mean care for overclocking? You won't or you're will to? Also, don't think about i3 OR i5 for a budget gaming build. All you're getting is a Pentium unless you're willing to overclock the HD 3000...


He means he doesn't want to overlock.
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May 27, 2012 12:05:14 AM

do you live within driving distance of a microcenter?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2012 12:07:43 AM

450 Skyrim on medium sorry i don't think it can be done but i might be wrong here what i was able to come up with

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:S210-001
Item #:N82E16811146075
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$39.99 $39.99


Update

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:970 EXTREME3
Item #:N82E16813157280
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99


Update

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Model #:EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5
Item #:N82E16814121419
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$149.99 $149.99


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CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-600CXV2
Item #:N82E16817139028
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99



========================================================== PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $600.47
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-26 11:24 EDT-0400)
$16.99 $16.99
Subtotal: $581.92
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May 27, 2012 12:09:30 AM

bigcyco1 said:
450 Skyrim on medium sorry i don't think it can be done but i might be wrong here what i was able to come up with

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:S210-001
Item #:N82E16811146075
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$39.99 $39.99


Update

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:970 EXTREME3
Item #:N82E16813157280
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99


Update

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Model #:EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5
Item #:N82E16814121419
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$149.99 $149.99


Update

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-600CXV2
Item #:N82E16817139028
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99


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========================================================== PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8UrU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $600.47
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-26 11:24 EDT-0400)
$16.99 $16.99
Subtotal: $581.92


Overkill PSU much? Intel > AMD as well.
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May 27, 2012 12:09:54 AM

samuelspark said:

BTW, you need an optical drive to install windows 7.

I can't use a USB?
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May 27, 2012 12:10:31 AM

clp said:
I can't use a USB?


Certain motherboards can.
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May 27, 2012 12:18:24 AM

I know it's over your budget, but I really can't do anything with less than $500 :/ .

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$49.99

Core i3 2100 LGA 1155 3.1GHz Boxed Processor
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$89.99 @ Micro Center

ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$129.99 (After MIR)

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$49.99

GIGABYTE GA-H61MA-D3V LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$69.99

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3B1/4G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$23.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$74.99

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$17.99

Total Cost: $506.93

Should run Skyrim at High settings @ 60+ FPS

Edit: Wow, I'm really late lol. I guess you can go with a Radeon 6670 which is $50-60 at Newegg and still play Skyrim at med settings.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2012 12:27:22 AM

Here you go. the 6870 will handle skyrim medium settings @1920

60 ($30 after mail in and promo code - ends 5/28)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$50 if you live near a microcenter, $70 if not.
Pentium G620 LGA 1155 (if you live near a microcenter)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$55
ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$24
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$170 ($140 after MIR)
XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$18
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$40
Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Free shipping on everything except the mobo ($7).

$428 after rebates and shipping if you live near a microcenter. $448 if not.

have fun!
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May 27, 2012 12:28:36 AM

Best answer selected by Clp.
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May 27, 2012 12:42:59 AM

quilciri said:
Here you go. the 6870 will handle skyrim medium settings @1920

60 ($30 after mail in and promo code - ends 5/28)
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$50 if you live near a microcenter, $70 if not.
Pentium G620 LGA 1155 (if you live near a microcenter)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$55
ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$24
Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$170 ($140 after MIR)
XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$18
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$75
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$40
Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Free shipping on everything except the mobo ($7).

$428 after rebates and shipping if you live near a microcenter. $448 if not.

have fun!

Awesome, I love you. Does it have Wi-Fi, though?
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May 27, 2012 1:13:05 AM

clp said:
Awesome, I love you. Does it have Wi-Fi, though?

You can buy a wireless adapter to plug into any USB ports and get Wi-Fi that way.

Tenda W311M Wireless N Nano Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$13.45

Something like that should suit you fine.
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May 27, 2012 1:16:31 AM

samuelspark said:
Overkill PSU much? Intel > AMD as well.
The one build yes overkill on PSU the intel amd thing yeah i know was trying to meet the budget and decided to see if i could with amd lol i mean let's be honest 450 gaming build is pretty much going to suck but i guess it's better than nothing. ;) 
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