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$860 budget

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: $860 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gamingl

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: open

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no, but would like to give him the option in the future

Monitor Resolution: unknown

Additional Comments: Friend in high school has saved up some money and now has enough. Would be nice if I could fit in a nice looking computer case besides the one I have in the budget currently. Also, I want to make sure to allow him room to expand.

EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809

ADATA XPG Gaming Series 8GB 1600 $36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211457

SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320074

CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139040
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  1. Best answer
    That looks good but with a few suggestions:

    1. Better power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

    2. The Radeon 7950 is better than the 660TI is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

    3. Better RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186

    The Rosewill Challenger is an OK case - I'd personally go for something like a HAF 912, Corsair 200R, or NZXT Source 210 instead.
  2. Those parts put me slightly over budget, so to compensate I'm looking at

    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    Rosewill RNX-N150PCe IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCIe 2.0 Wireless Adapter $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166047
  3. usbgtx550 said:
    Those parts put me slightly over budget, so to compensate I'm looking at

    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146075

    Rosewill RNX-N150PCe IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCIe 2.0 Wireless Adapter $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166047


    That's an excellent budget case, I recommend that one all the time.
  4. Thanks, going to send my friend the edits
  5. Best answer selected by usbgtx550.
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