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budget 900$

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Kensington K72356US Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $908.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


any help would be appreciated
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  1. Best answer
    For a $900 budget, I would go with something other than the 965BE. Its 3 generations old now. Even though its still good, this build can be done better.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.75 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
    Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Kensington K72356US Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $807.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Faster AND cheaper.
  2. *** the 7850 is down the 160 :O thats insane that can max out bf3 if paired with the right cpu
  3. Best answer selected by pivotman88.
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