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Sub $500 gaming rig

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August 17, 2012 6:11:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today or tomorrow

Budget Range: under 500 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GW2,LoL,ms office, streaming video, possibly other games in the future

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: full system not including peripherals or software

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference (newegg and Tiger direct are my usual)

Location: NC

Parts Preferences: Intel seems to be the best for gaming even at this price point

Overclocking: if necessary

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: won't ever be above 1050

Additional Comments: don't need the bells and whistles just want it to run smoothly and handle the games i am in to at the moment.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Have been out of gaming for a long time and don't have a system of my own to game with at home

THE BUILD:

Combo from Newegg w/ i3-2100 and SSD. not sure about the case/psu it comes with

-Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
-ASUS P8B-M LGA 1155 Intel C204 Micro ATX Intel Xeon E3 Server Motherboard
-Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G
-Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
-Rosewill RSV-L4000 Black Metal / Steel, 1.0 mm thickness, 4U Rackmount Server Chassis 8 Internal Bays, 7 Included Cooling ...
-Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V ...
Cost: $340.00

Radeon 7770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cost: $109.00

Total w/tax w/shipping: $480.00

Please give me feed back on this build

More about : 500 gaming rig

August 17, 2012 7:54:43 PM

Just a quick bump as I am hoping for some reassurance on this purchase before pulling the trigger. Anyone think this is a good deal and a solid system (other than myself)?
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August 18, 2012 3:53:26 AM

Case is pretty poopy

Look's good for me
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