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June 28, 2012 6:52:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this month

Budget Range: $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, streaming, gaming

Parts Not Required:Monitor, Mouse, Speakers, OS

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

Case - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... - $15

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $190

CPU - http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... - $170

Need help with choosing...RAM, HDD, MOBO & PSU

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June 28, 2012 8:05:09 PM

Have a look a this build sourced from both newegg & Microcenter. Have a look:

CPU: $170- i5-2500K

Motherobard: $50- Biostar TZ77A(Cheaper when brought in combo with the above CPU)

PSU & RAM: $73- Corsair CX500 & Corsair XMS 4GB

GPU: $200- ZOtac 560Ti(Good GPU at a good price)

HDD: $70- WD Cavier Blue 500GB(Roomy HDD, has $5 off with promo)

Case: $30- Apex TX381(Cheap but get the job done)

ODD: $15- Samsung

Total (Excluding Rebates,promos): 608 USD

Rebates,Promos: ~$60
June 28, 2012 8:31:19 PM

z_4 said:


PSU & RAM: $73- Corsair CX500 & Corsair XMS 4GB


If your going for that dela be aware that you'll ned to buy the second 4gb ram piece.

Ram work in pair 1x4gbram will work at almost half the speed of a 2x2gb ram.

Also I strongly reccomand 2x4gb of ram for the little price it will make all the difference in many games.

4g vs 8g is the difference betwin doing whatever you want and having to tweak every microsoft option down and have no content running while your gaming (maybe 1-2 web page and MSN running background).
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June 28, 2012 8:31:20 PM

z_4 is that MoBo going to fit in a MicroATX case you listed?
June 28, 2012 8:42:19 PM

A few info.

1) biostar is like the super cheap mobo. Personaly I never suggest below the Asrock quality. But well since it shouldn't damage anything if the mobo fry in a year or 2 you can just replace it.

2) Rosewill chalanger is a dam good case for dirty cheap: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Won the tomsaware for case <50$, bought 4 of these case for friends and I reccomand it to anyone. I don't mean the one poeple suggested aren't good justw anted to point that option.

3) Buying a 600w+ PSU will give you the option to upgrade your GPU if you ever intend too. Might be a little more money now but would save you more in the long run.
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June 28, 2012 9:00:31 PM

Hi thongy, if you use the PC for Surfing the web, streaming, gaming (from Most to Least Important) and you don't need the i5-2500k and HD 6870. By the way what game do you play?

@ninjatron, the case is ATX Mid-Tower and Power Supply Bottom Mount too, the OP get the good deal.
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