500 to 600 dollar first time build

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month

Budget Range: 500 to 600 before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Starcraft 2, Internet, Videos, word processing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, the following monitor:
acer 20 inch wide screen 110$ (1600x900)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, planning on buying windows, not included in the 600 dollar budget

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - San francisco california

Parts Preferences: All intel compatible full build

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire:No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: I am wondering whether an i5 sandy bridge as listed below is overkill or would underperform, and i am puzzled as to what video card would be best for limited gaming and my resolution. primarily used for Sc2, and other student stuff, internet, word processsing.

The parts i have been looking at are:'

GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52310
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  1. please someone help me lol
  2. someone,,,, anyone
  3. if i was you i would look at , i3 2120, 550ti, cosair cx500, this motherboard, western digital caviar blue 500 gb hdd, cheap 17$ dvd drive thing, antec 300 case or personal preference, i think thats about it
  4. ill get u more links and more neetly setup in a miniute
  5. awesome i love you and because i only really only play one game i dont need anything too fancy right? god if you were here and a woman and moderately attractive i would kiss you, but because its the internet, ill just write silly things because im happy someone replied.
  6. would it be worth the extra 30 bucks to get a radeon?
  7. i personaly have a 6870 but this build will blow starcraft 2 off its heels
  8. crap it didnt really show up im gonna try to put it all on part picker and run it by you
  9. Best answer
    what about this

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    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    Model #:BX80623I32120
    Item #:N82E16819115077
    Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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    ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Model #:H67M (B3)
    Item #:N82E16813157233
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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    $69.99 $69.99


    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Model #:CMPSU-500CXV2
    Item #:N82E16817139027
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $69.99 -$15.00 Instant $54.99


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:WD5000AAKX
    Item #:N82E16822136769
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
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    $84.99 -$15.00 Instant $69.99


    SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
    Model #:DDU1681S-0B
    Item #:N82E16827118031
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    $18.99 $18.99


    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Model #:Three Hundred
    Item #:N82E16811129042
    Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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    $69.99 -$15.00 Instant $54.99


    EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Model #:01G-P3-1460-KR
    Item #:N82E16814130660
    Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
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    $189.99 $189.99


    Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
    Model #:BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0
    Item #:N82E16820148544
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  10. kk lol ty im gonna type that bitch in thanks so much dude
  11. AMD FX 4100 processor $110
    AM3+ motherboard with a 970 series chipset $90
    2 x2 gig of 1600 MHz RAM rated for 1.5 volts $30
    500 gig hard drive $75
    80+ bronze or better rated 500 watt power supply $60
    dvd drive $18
    Radeon 6870 graphics card $150
    antec ONE case $50


    but you'd also need a copy of windows

    You can spend more on an intel processor , but it will game WORSE because you have less budget for a graphics card
  12. do you think i need a cpu cooler? and if i just decided to spend less and go with the 550 rather than 560 would it matter?
  13. if you are not going to overclock with i dont' belive you can no you don't and going with the 550 is fine because starcraft 2 isn't very gpu demanding or cpu for that madder.... and outlander if he only plays starcraft then he will want a better cpu and btw amd fx series is horrible for games...
  14. and i would get the 64 bit windows right? im gonna link the build with all of it included

    and how can i tell if its pick up in store cuz i dont want that
  15. Best answer selected by madisoncrosby.
  16. Yes. well you would have to just go to the link provided to their website and it should say pick up in store only... and about that monitor you will probably want something just a tad biger that is 1920x1080 it will look nicer.

    All in all that build looks good. maybe if you can this monitor is super nice

    otherwise i guess the monitor you posted is fine
  17. btw thanks for best answer :D
  18. dude you were super helpful not a problem at all yea ill check out that monitor im on a 15" macbook right now so i guess its kinda like going from hell to heaven :P
  19. :D you will be super happy with the performance with your new computer ... good luck!
  20. and i think im gonna buy as much of it from new egg because i trust them and their shipping will be good if i buy a buncha ***
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