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$625 Build Before NEXT WEEK

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July 8, 2012 6:35:24 AM

Hello everyone at TomsHardware, I was just looking for some advice and last minute changes to my build before I order the parts before next week! I am very excited as this is my first build and switching from a laptop to this for gaming is going to be a highlight :) 


Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week

Budget Range: $625 TOPS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Not demanding games like BF3 or Metro), Movies, Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MICROCENTER!!!! Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel processor is the only preference

Overclocking: Nope

SLI or Crossfire: Later in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I need it to play current games at high-max settings comfortably, which i think could be done.

The build so far:
Intel i3 2100 $90 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

ASRock B75M LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $74 w/ shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS 7850 $240 w/ rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GSkill Ripjaw Series 8GB $42 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF 912 Case $65 w/ shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Builder Series CX 600W $50 w/rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24x DVD Burner $22 W/shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: ~$594

Please give some feedback regarding choice, upgrades, and compatibility :) 

More about : 625 build week

July 8, 2012 6:44:03 AM

For $10 less, you can get a case that has the same level of airflow as the HAF 912, but USB 3.0, and that is the NZXT Tempest 210.
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July 8, 2012 8:31:56 AM

Thanks for the input, I was very concerned about the case in terms of that, and I'll take it into consideration, any other suggestions by anyone?
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