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Cheap Gaming Setup With Max Specs

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June 5, 2012 3:09:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: asap

Budget Range: As Cheap As Possible (if i had to say id say less than $300)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, programming,

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD, DVD Drive,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whatever's cheapest

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Cheapest possible

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Usage time 2-4 years til i graduate and get a real job
June 5, 2012 3:48:15 AM

300 bucks and you want to OC?

Build A: 569.00



1

Broadway Com Corp A3728-Series A3728-Red Glossy Black SECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811162062
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$17.00 Instant


$49.99
$32.99
1

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Item #: N82E16814131374
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$154.99
$139.99
1

------------------combo-----------------

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$134.98
$109.98
1

--------------------CPU that can OC that is worth the money------------------ combo

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
Item #: N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138344
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate


$344.98
$286.98
Subtotal: $569.94


Build B: 469.00
1

Broadway Com Corp A3728-Series A3728-Red Glossy Black SECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811162062
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$17.00 Instant


$49.99
$32.99
1

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Item #: N82E16814131374
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$154.99
$139.99
1

------------------------------combo--------------

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$134.98
$109.98
1

-------------------i3 no OC but will match AMD build that can OC--------------

BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138344
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
Item #: N82E16819115078
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate


$244.98
$186.98
Subtotal: $469.94


Build C: 442.00

1

Broadway Com Corp A3728-Series A3728-Red Glossy Black SECC Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811162062
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$17.00 Instant


$49.99
$32.99
1

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
Item #: N82E16814131374
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant


$154.99
$139.99
1

BIOSTAR TZ68K+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138344
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate


$124.99
$84.99
1

Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge 2.7GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G630
Item #: N82E16819116406
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


$74.99
1

------------combo---------

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139028
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233144
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$134.98
$109.98
Subtotal: $442.94

I kept the z68 mobo as you can OC later if you get an i5 later (go with build b or c)

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