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September 28, 2012 3:23:15 PM

Looking to build a budget, gaming rig for my wife. Our Dell laptop she used for WoW finally kicked the bucket (4 years old). She only plays WoW at the moment. Resolution 1920x1080. Already have a new hard drive, monitor, peripherals, and Win7 OS. What you guys think of this?

Intel Core i3 2100 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock H61 1155 Micro ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill Value Series 2x4GB 1333MHz RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX500 80 Plus certified PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS IceQ X HD7850 2GB 256-bit video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24x DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $498.70 USD (promo codes and shipping included)

EDIT: $30.00 Mail-In rebates not included.

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September 28, 2012 4:24:06 PM
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Overall a solid build. There are some case/memory combo deals that can save you some money:

Better memory than you chose, $4 cheaper

Save $8 on the memory/case you chose

edit: You might want to use the savings to bump the CPU up to a 2120 (a ~7% speed boost over the 2100 for $4.50 more)
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September 28, 2012 7:18:10 PM

Best answer selected by brett1042002.
September 28, 2012 7:57:58 PM

I just noticed the system in your sig. I hope you've upgraded or your wife's budget build is going to be better than your system. :??: 

Or maybe it's just a ploy to convince her to let you upgrade your computer. :whistle: 
October 1, 2012 1:03:45 PM

I know right :( . Outdated, yes, (built in 09') but still plays all my games fine on High settings!

Well, she's getting a new PC, and I get a new Galaxy S3 today. It's all about compromise! :D 
!