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July 7, 2012 10:05:05 PM

So I'v been going on the internet and looking at advice, newegg, and all that good stuff to try to build a at least decent gaming PC on a budget. And by budget I mean $600-650. I've got pretty much all the parts picked out so far but decided to come on here to get you guys' input. I'm not THAT muh of a techie but I know my way around a omputer. Here's the list of all the parts I have found and liked so far:

CPU = Intel Core i5-2400

M'board = MSI H77MA-G43 LGA 1155

V'card =EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560

RAM = G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

H'drive = Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb

What I havn't found is a PSU, CD/DVD drive, and a case. Any suggestions for those? The parts that I have found come out to about $580, so I'm almost at the limit. The computer must be able to run new new games very well or at least on meium setting. I think this build can supply that at least. Thank you for your time. :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2012 10:12:23 PM
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Looks good. Have a look at AMD 6800 series GPUs if you can find one for cheap it'd be better.

PSU should be a 400-500W quality brand like Corsair.

Are you sure you wouldn't be fine with a cheaper H61 mobo?

Case should be a cheap one that doesn't look horrible to you.
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July 7, 2012 10:44:37 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Looks good. Have a look at AMD 6800 series GPUs if you can find one for cheap it'd be better.

PSU should be a 400-500W quality brand like Corsair.

Are you sure you wouldn't be fine with a cheaper H61 mobo?

Case should be a cheap one that doesn't look horrible to you.

I've tried looking u AMD 6800 series GPUs and it come up with a crapload of results. Do you have any specific one you can recommend that would be better than the geforce?
July 7, 2012 10:46:57 PM

Ironslice said:
I suggest you drop the CPU to an i3-2120, which will still be plenty, so that you can afford everything :) 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are you sure I won't be sacrificing any power by downgrading to the i3? Even then it will only save me around 50 bucks, which would leave some wiggle room to get the case and everything into the budget.
July 7, 2012 10:54:44 PM

rhodesgamer said:
I've tried looking u AMD 6800 series GPUs and it come up with a crapload of results. Do you have any specific one you can recommend that would be better than the geforce?


I spent about two weeks religiously reviewing/comparing the gtx 560 ti and the 6800 series from AMD (im getting the 6850), and i decided to go with amd, not only because its cheeper but because i have multidisplay set up and amd is built for multidisplay.
July 7, 2012 11:00:06 PM

carbonated92 said:
I spent about two weeks religiously reviewing/comparing the gtx 560 ti and the 6800 series from AMD (im getting the 6850), and i decided to go with amd, not only because its cheeper but because i have multidisplay set up and amd is built for multidisplay.

Well I'm not going to set up a multidisplay, I just want the biggest bang for my buck.
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 9:19:55 AM

rhodesgamer said:
Are you sure I won't be sacrificing any power by downgrading to the i3? Even then it will only save me around 50 bucks, which would leave some wiggle room to get the case and everything into the budget.

Of course you will lose "any power", but the i3 is still adequate for gaming today. As for the GPU you didn't list a price so I can't really compare the AMDs :lol: 
July 8, 2012 11:17:01 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Of course you will lose "any power", but the i3 is still adequate for gaming today. As for the GPU you didn't list a price so I can't really compare the AMDs :lol: 

Well the AMd is cheaper tha the geforce so thats always good. Im just suspicious of WHY exactly it's cheaper. I've read some reviews putting the two side by side and it looks like the AMD MIGHT come on top but just looking for some advice on that. And as for the price I think my max would be $180.00 since with all the other parts it wil be coming out to about $650 which is the preferred price range.
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 11:19:27 AM

For $180 you can get a 6870 which is closer to 560 Ti than non Ti.
July 8, 2012 11:30:40 AM

FinneousPJ said:
For $180 you can get a 6870 which is closer to 560 Ti than non Ti.

This might be a stupid question but will the 6870 indeed run with my planned rig above?
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 11:44:43 AM

Yes of course.
July 8, 2012 11:49:33 AM

FinneousPJ said:
Yes of course.

Why thank you kind sir. It look like the 6870 does indeed beat my pevious choice of the gtx560 (not the Ti one). It's ten dollars cheaper as well which rocks my socks. Thank you for the suggestion. Hoefully it willve up to expectations!
July 18, 2012 2:09:00 AM

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