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Went 200 dollars over budget

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August 11, 2012 10:42:37 AM

Hi my current desktop died so i decided to build my own computer. I have a budget of 600 dollars. The computer will be used for mostly work and school with some tiny amount of casual gaming. I also would like to be able to smoothly edit videos and audio but that isn't nessesary because i will probably never find the time to make videos. Anyways...Here are the parts i chose. Please help me downgrade some parts so i go back into budget and help me build the best budget pc there is.

Case ( what do you guys think of it)


Hard Drive

WD Blue Caviar 500 GB


ASUS sabertooth990ffx

Video Card

Saphire Radeon HD 6670 1gb

Power supply

Crosshair enthusiast


Crosshair xms3 8gb


Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz


Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

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August 11, 2012 12:42:52 PM

That build isn't even compatible...

Anyway, here.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.87 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $562.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 08:42 EDT-0400)
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August 11, 2012 7:23:15 PM

How is this pc not compatible?
August 11, 2012 11:46:25 PM

natantantantan said:
How is this pc not compatible?

well you picked an AMD motherboard with an Intel cpu?

also, you went totally overkill with that motherboard and psu.
and why would you need an after-market cpu cooler?