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Looking for a budget build ~600

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November 6, 2012 5:12:08 AM

Hello, I'm looking for a budget build that will be able to play Skyrim, SC2, and Diablo III. My current laptop can't even handle any of them on low, so any improvement is really better.

I will be running this on 1080, maybe lower if need be.

My os will be windows 7 for gaming, and I'll be running everything else on Linux.

So I guess my main question is I'm not really sure where to start.

Purchase Date: Sometime with in the month.

Budget Range: ~500-600

Uses: Gaming, movies, schoolwork.

Already have a monitor

Will purchase OS from University(dirt cheap)

parts preference: I would like to stick with intel processor, and AMD GPU

Upgrading because my laptop sucks hardcore, and would like a desktop that I could do some gaming on.

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November 6, 2012 6:45:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $619.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If there is a MicroCenter store near your place, get the Core i3 3220 there. It's $20 less than Amazon's price and hence will fit your budget.
November 6, 2012 3:16:55 PM

That looks fantastic! Thank you kindly sir.
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