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November 28, 2012 4:44:52 PM

It's my first time building a rig and am trying to make a decent gaming cpu for under 550 including monitor. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!
I'm going to purchase in a few hours unless given some negative feedback on this. I'm ok with having a below average graphics card if I can't get anything higher quality for the money. I'm most concerned with everything being compatible.


CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 520 1GB Video Card ($38.96 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $531.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 13:40 EST-0500)

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November 28, 2012 4:47:08 PM

You could do so much better for 550 dollars... If you really wanna go cheap check out youtube.com/razethew0rld 's 350 dollar "gaming" computer!
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November 28, 2012 4:50:51 PM

Ok will do. Thanks!
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November 28, 2012 5:00:57 PM

And on that budget you'd be much better off going AMD, believe it or not. as you will learn watching razethew0rld's vid
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