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June 27, 2012 11:00:13 PM

I'm going to be building this PC the second week in July. I'm wanting to spend around $850 before rebates. I'm going to be gaming and watching movies, so I'm wanting a blu-ray player. I don't need the operating system.

I'm in the USA. I prefer buying parts from Micro Center, but purchasing parts from anywhere is fine.

I'm wanting to use Intel and Radeon, but I'm open to Nvidia. Not wanting to use AMD processors.

For the monitor, I was thinking to get a widescreen 20" at 1920 x 1080 that supports HDMI. Here's the link.

The graphics card will also have to support HDMI.

I might be overclocking. Overclocking scares the crap out of me, but I might be willing to try it if I was using water cooling. I would like CrossFire support on the mobo, but I'm not planning to do it yet.

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June 27, 2012 11:19:27 PM

Is the monitor in the same budget as the computer?

So is you budget really $730?
June 27, 2012 11:40:34 PM

Patflute said:
Is the monitor in the same budget as the computer?

So is you budget really $730?

No, the monitor is separate.
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June 28, 2012 12:12:30 AM

Here's kind of a quick build I made, while I'm bored at work.

CPU: $190 - i5-3570K (Microcenter)

Motherboard: $140 - Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (Microcenter)

Optical Drive: $16 - Samsung (Microcenter) Easy to find in-store. No link sorry.

PSU: $60 - Corsair 500W

HDD: $120 - WD Caviar Green 2TB

GPU: $250 -Sapphire Radeon 7850

RAM: $44 - G. Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB)

Case: $60- Cooler Master HAF

Total = $880 without rebates and what not.

For the HDD you can lower the space, just thought you'd need a lot since you said you watch a lot of movies so more memory for movies.

June 28, 2012 12:17:05 AM

^ He needs bluray

500 watts is pushing it

You should have a SSD and Caviar Green is slow.
June 28, 2012 5:16:00 AM

I only need 500 GB for storage.

And is the 560 Ti worth getting for the GPU?