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August 3, 2012 4:57:49 AM

I've been trying different parts and this is what I have now

Intel Core i3 2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3 GHz
Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 mATX Intel mobo
Sapphire Radeon 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Western Digital 320GB HDD
Samsung 22x DVD Burner
PNY 8GB Memory (4GB x 2)

Still no case and psu, having trouble finding one thats good, if you could find the same parts cheaper or better parts that still fit my budget that would be very helpful

Thanks
August 3, 2012 5:08:37 AM

I came with a very similar budget build -

Intel Core i3 2120 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8H61 Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair XMS3 1333Mhz RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD6850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430 PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand total without case - $493.94 Price after mail-in-rebates : $468.94

Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand total with case - $543.93 --- Price after mail-in-rebates : $508.93

I prefer to choose the HD6850 over the HD7770, a little more pricey, but the performance to back it up. http://www.hwcompare.com/11925/radeon-hd-6850-vs-radeon...
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August 3, 2012 5:09:48 AM

whats the cost at right now?
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August 3, 2012 5:14:45 AM

It would be better if the total was under 500, is it possible?
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August 3, 2012 5:31:01 AM

jimmyrustle said:
It would be better if the total was under 500, is it possible?

I would have to cut a lot of corners, but it may be possible...

It'll literally be a bare-bones PC :lol: 
Intel Core i3 2120 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8H61 Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PNY Optima 8GB RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Radeon HD7770 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430 PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Didn't have to cut as many corners as I'd thought. Grand total after $20 discount from case and RAM - $488.93
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August 3, 2012 5:32:37 AM

my saved uber cheap build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $490.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 01:33 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2012 5:40:11 AM

Anonymous said:
my saved uber cheap build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.20 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $490.12
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 01:33 EDT-0400)


+1 Forgot about the SB Pentiums.
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Anonymous
August 3, 2012 5:45:44 AM

mocchan said:
+1 Forgot about the SB Pentiums.

i'm thinking of stealing yours for my cheap build . .add an dvd drive and go over a few dollars and it a better build by far.

:lol:  i have the PNY ram, it works great.
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August 3, 2012 6:25:43 AM

Anonymous said:
i'm thinking of stealing yours for my cheap build . .add an dvd drive and go over a few dollars and it a better build by far.

:lol:  i have the PNY ram, it works great.


:lol:  go for it! The more the merrier, haha.

On a side note - Great to hear the RAM is good, I was debating the PNY vs something like G.Skill or Corsair.
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August 3, 2012 6:46:29 AM

What is PSU ? and what does it do?
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August 3, 2012 6:49:43 AM

you could get it cheaper if you didnt use pc part picker because they go to diff sites i mean if your going to do a payment plan anyways. I have a build under $500 that would be great its 4 cores and an AMD with ssd but i dont know if they are compatible parts or not.
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August 3, 2012 6:51:16 AM

NVM about psu its the power supply ?
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August 3, 2012 6:52:10 AM

cstiles96 said:
you could get it cheaper if you didnt use pc part picker because they go to diff sites i mean if your going to do a payment plan anyways. I have a build under $500 that would be great its 4 cores and an AMD with ssd but i dont know if they are compatible parts or not.


I find pcpartpicker actually is handy as it finds you the parts you want at the cheapest possible price. Granted you may have to buy from a few different vendors. I had a build at $1300 with components from 3 different vendors but when I had it all set at newegg it went up to $1500, that's excluding eye candy,input devices, and anything else you want to have with it.
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August 3, 2012 6:52:47 AM






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AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD ... Item #: N82E16819106002Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

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Subtotal:

$363.94
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August 3, 2012 6:52:58 AM

Yes.
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August 3, 2012 3:30:54 PM

would this system be adequit for gaming and pretty heavy multitasking?





LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM Item #: N82E16827106289Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options)





















$17.99








RAIDMAX Reiter ATX-305WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply Item #: N82E16811156263Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99








BIOSTAR TA75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Item #: N82E16813138333Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options)


















-$20.00 Instant


$89.99$69.99








G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL Item #: N82E16820231314Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$45.99








AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD ... Item #: N82E16819106002Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options)




















$89.99








OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Item #: N82E16820227729Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant


$109.99$89.99


Subtotal:

$363.94
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Anonymous
August 3, 2012 3:34:25 PM

stay away from the FM1 socket!

and what are you doing hijacking this thread by asking questions of your builds?!?
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August 3, 2012 5:15:11 PM

becuase no one was on my thread and I thought this guy wouldnt mind having another system to look at!
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