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Budget Gaming Rig

Last response: in Systems
June 13, 2012 8:10:20 PM

I'm trying to put together a viable gaming rig on a short budget. Here is the relevant info:

Approximate Purchase Date: next couple months

Budget Range: $550-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Net Surfing, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive (it's SATA and 500gb), DVD Burner (case = maybe), monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no specific

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none specific

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 right now, might upgrade later.

Additional Comments: Rig must be able to handle Crysis on medium settings. Would like to last 3-4 years with a bit of upgrading.
I like to game but I'm not a graphics nut, if that info helps.

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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
June 13, 2012 8:11:57 PM

nevermind earier question

I think for $700 you can get a decent PC with a new 1920x1080 monitor. gimme a bit
June 13, 2012 8:26:06 PM

All from Newegg:

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $50
Core i5-3450 - $199
XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870- $180
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply - $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600mhz - $47
GIGABYTE H77 mATX motherboard - $95

=$651 and you get DiRT Showdown

There are a few sales and you might want to get a SSD for a faster boot and overall system for $80 more.
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
June 13, 2012 8:42:01 PM

here you go for $700:

Rosewill Blackbone case: $33.99 w. promo code

Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $109.99, weekly special

XFX HD 6870: $169.99 before $30 rebate, plkus free DiRT 3 and Deus Ex

Seasonic M12 II 520W PSU: $59.99

Pareema 8 GB RAM, DDR3-1600: $40.99

Gigabyte B75 motherboard: $69.99

Intel i5-3550: $209 plus a free T-shirt

total: $694.43 before rebate and shipping