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December 20, 2012 6:20:05 PM

Hi everyone. I'm trying to build a new computer for mainly school work and a few games here and there. Nothing fancy just trying to run minecraft at least on high and maybe a few rpgs at least on mid to high. i am open to all advice. Im trying to keep the budget at least 600USD and below. So far this is what i have...

-Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case

-MSI B75MA-P45 Intel B75 Motherboard - ATX, Intel B75 Chipset, 4x DIMM, DDR3, Socket 1155, PCIe, SATA, USB 3.0, LAN, VGA, SATA 6Gb/s

-Intel Pentium G860 BX80623G860 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Smart Cache, 512KB L2 Cache, 3.0 GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 65W, Fan Retail

-Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

-Ultra LS500 Lifetime Series 500W Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, PCI-Express, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

-XFX Radeon HD 6450 HD-645X-CLH2 Video Card - 2GB DDR3, PCI-Express 2.1(x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x D-Sub (VGA), 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, CrossFireX, Low Profile, Heatsink

-WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache

-still need to buy os and is any cd reader okay to use?

P.S.- this is honestly my first time i have never done this or have i very much opened up a computer but since i got the money and some break time i thought this would be a great project to work on.
thank you for the responses.

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December 20, 2012 6:34:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $515.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 15:34 EST-0500)

This will play most new games on high-ish settings. You could always drop to a 7770 if you want to save more money.
December 20, 2012 7:18:55 PM

Any CD/DVD writer will work fine, as long as its SATA. Make sure you have enough SATA cables, since my new mobo only came with 2 and I needed 3.
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December 20, 2012 7:35:02 PM

Tiny has a very nice build there for you, however it's only at 515$

If you want more variety and would like to max the 600$ budget post back here and I'll give ya something closer to your budget. You can quickly fill out my few questions below to get you something exactly you are looking for.



•Budget:
•More specific use (what games, what programs):
•Planned time until purchase:
•Do you need an Operating System?:
•Do you have any specific preferred components?:
•Do you need a sound or wireless card?:
•Do you want stock cooling or do you plan on overclocking?:
•Do you need a monitor? mouse? keyboard?:
•Zip code/location? (Shipping costs):

What are your preferences in case style? (lights, flashy, dull, etc)
Are you planning to use multiple monitors?
Are you looking for upgrade-ability?
Do you have any preferred brands?
Can you reuse any components from an older build?
Is there anything else you think we should know?
December 20, 2012 9:13:17 PM

-common programs like microsoft office and games just minecraft, a little league of legends maybe some newer games but wont happen that much.
i dont plan to purchase anything till i know what i need and i'll probably do it all in a single order
I wasnt really thinking of a sound card but idk if i really need it.
monitor,mouse,and keyboard im okay with

case style im not looking for anything super flashy just something nice and slick.
no multiple monitors.
at the moment no upgrading ability
brand wise well like i said i have never really done this kind of stuff before im trying to learn as i go and experience so which ever brand is good.
I do have an old computer i dont use anymore and i just wanted to take the cd reader from it thats all.
December 20, 2012 9:43:34 PM

ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
since there is no usb 3.0 port what can i do with the USB port then from the motherboard?
December 20, 2012 10:03:04 PM

get something like the case below if you want front usb3.0. also i would suggest spending $100-150 more if possible it will bump the performance up a lot with a i5-3470 and ssd.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-one
December 21, 2012 12:29:32 PM

Here's my attempt at a build.

$597
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tv16

Best processor for the budget in here. This machine will run anything you throw at it.
Only downside is we didn't go the SSD route. If you could re-use an old harddrive we could throw in there a 120-250gb SSD. USB 3.0 Case and Mobo, make sure your existing CD Drive is Sata. If it isn't you can pick up a CD Drive for 15 bucks.
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