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$550-575 Build

Last response: in Systems
December 28, 2012 12:46:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around next week

Budget Range: 550-575

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming mostly

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but that doesn't need to be included for build

: nzxt black gamma case - $40

Intel i3 2105 3.1 ghz - $105

Asrock b75m motherboard 6gb/s $55

Corsair Vengeance 2x4 GB RAM -$47

Rosewill Rg630 S12 630W Power Supply - $60 w/$10 MiR

Seagate 500Gb HDD 7200 RPM 6.0Gb/s - $65

XFX Radeon HD 7850 1gb 256 bit - $190 w/ $20 MiR

Lite on DVD Burner - $17

Total - $575 w/ 545 MiR

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Location: New York

Parts Preferences: Prefer Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: First PC build, please tell me how I did... sorry if bad grammar, took me awhile to type this on a tablet

why I'm Upgrading : Want a gaming pc, and am on a budget.

More about : 550 575 build

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December 28, 2012 2:59:59 AM

Hi. It looks like you chose the right components for your budget build but I have some changes to save you money and give better gaming experience.

PSU: Here's a less expensive PSU that has enough power for $30 after promo code and rebate.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W

HDD: I think you forgot to take $15 off with the promo code to make it $50

GPU: Newegg has the GTX 660 for $180 after rebate right now. It's much better than the HD 7850 1GB.

EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660

If the GTX 660 is sold out or not available at that price, I suggest either the HD 7850 2GB for about $170 after rebate or HD 7870 for $195 after rebate or another GTX 660 also for $195 after rebate. You will still be within your budget.

The total should add up to be $524 after promo codes and rebates with that $180 GTX 660.

Edit: If you don't mind buying from Amazon you will be able to save another $20 on the same case and this pair of RAM for the final price of $504. If you're willing to go over your budget by $4, you can get a quad core i5 for $180 from Amazon for a great gaming rig for the price for $579 after all the promo codes and rebates.

GAMMA Classic Series ($35)

Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB ($32)

Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz
December 28, 2012 9:48:26 AM

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-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $573.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 06:48 EST-0500)
January 9, 2013 1:34:48 AM

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