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500 Budget Gaming Build

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November 21, 2012 4:32:09 PM

Step nephew wants a computer I got suckered into building it this is his list it seems like a fair sub 500 gaming system any suggestions before he hits place order.. after rebates this system will be 450 Plus Shipping all items are from NewEgg, Wants to Play D3 and a few other upcomming games he has a 23" LCT 1080 2ms monitor already and I'll install Win 7 64 on this machine

DVD
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

CASE
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...

HardDrive
TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
XFX HD-685A-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP 1
Motherbaord
EVGA P67 SLI 130-SB-E675-KR LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU
Intel Pentium G870 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop
•COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready

Memory
PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
November 21, 2012 4:55:49 PM

MIght also go with a X4 ii 965 its a quad core but it most benchmarks it is about = to the g870
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November 21, 2012 5:40:49 PM

maybe do without dvd drive as he most likely will be using steam and things similar to that.
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November 21, 2012 8:11:24 PM

for 17 bucks I need the DVD drive to install the OS and his games
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November 21, 2012 8:23:56 PM

You do not need an expensive motherboard for this here build. Here's how I would do it.

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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($131.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $477.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 17:24 EST-0500)
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