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July 29, 2012 9:50:40 PM

Hey guys. Was wondering if you could give my build a final look. Its been based off a few people's suggestions. Im trying to stay below 550 after rebates (not included OS). Is everything compatible? Would you change anything?

Approximate Purchase Date:Within the week
Budget Range: 650 after rebates (including os)

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, surfing the internet, watching videos

Are you buying a monitor: Going to use my 720p HDTV to start then buy a monitor after i save up a bit



Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg

Location: Toledo, OH

Parts Preferences:D oesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe Prob. not feasible in this price range. Don't really know how either

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. same as above

Your Monitor Resolution: Starting off with 720p HDTV. Any recommendations for down the road?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ Mac Connection)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.13 @ Amazon)
Total: $646.04
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-29 17:44 EDT-0400)

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July 29, 2012 9:51:43 PM

Looks good, but see if you can get a 6870. It performs better.
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July 29, 2012 10:14:51 PM

Looks good.
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July 30, 2012 3:37:22 AM

is xfx a good brand? the 560 card is combo'd with the cx500 and saves me like 10 dollars. trying to make every dollar count haha
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July 30, 2012 3:56:45 AM

I deff. think that XFX is a good company..

I had a graphics card from them some years back, think it was the 8800GT which performed really well!! and as far as I remember the bundle was pretty nice too, got three games with it at the time..

I dont know about your needs but if you dont need a dvd drive in your computer, then save the money and try to maybe borrow one from a friend for installing windows

regards
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July 30, 2012 4:36:29 AM

Hey, I'm from Toledo too! (:

Looks good, I prefer the quality of Nvidia, so I'd go GTX 560.

I would try and get a deal on an i5 (look around, Used doesnt mean broken!)
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July 30, 2012 4:39:20 AM

There is no quality issue with the Radeon 6870...
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July 30, 2012 4:48:48 AM

Quality as in extra $$ for good stuff.

I am a Nvidia/intel fanboy to the max.
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July 30, 2012 4:49:51 AM

Being a fanboy won't change the fact that a 6870 is better performance than a 560 while using less power.
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July 30, 2012 4:58:06 AM

If you are going to go into the 179$ pricerange your going to get better preformance derp...

I can easily get a hold of 560's for 120$


I'd say having 50$ in my wallet at the expense of a couple watts, and 5 fps, I'll deal.
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July 30, 2012 4:59:24 AM

Even a 7770 is better.
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August 9, 2012 2:24:35 AM

Best answer selected by hallo23.
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