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Final check on $600 build

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January 6, 2013 3:59:14 PM

I've been working on selecting the parts for my first gaming build. The budget is $600 and I do not need an HDD or OS.
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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $572.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 12:57 EST-0500)

Please let me know if you see anything to trade for that would give me more for the money. Remember, I'm trying to keep it below, or as close to $600 as possible. I don't plan on overclocking either.

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January 6, 2013 4:04:39 PM
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i found 7850 2Gb version at similar price
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr...
January 6, 2013 4:27:36 PM

Awesome, thanks. With the 2gb will there be any heat issues, or bottlenecking?
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January 6, 2013 4:41:55 PM

hell no, i3 will be sufficient to handle even 7870
January 6, 2013 4:43:44 PM

The i3 could handle the HD 7950 if you wanted to lol.
January 6, 2013 4:46:22 PM

Ahh okay haha thanks guys. So does the build look pretty good? ( I added the 2gb)
January 6, 2013 6:53:44 PM

Looks pretty good. I'd switch out the PSU for this, and save up a bit more for a Radeon HD 7870 which you can pick up for about $200
January 6, 2013 7:07:36 PM

Pingypoker said:
Looks pretty good. I'd switch out the PSU for this, and save up a bit more for a Radeon HD 7870 which you can pick up for about $200

I think you forgot to provide a link. haha But, I was thinking about changing the psu since it's more wattage than I really need anyways.
January 6, 2013 7:17:09 PM

This is the cheapest you can get one for.
January 6, 2013 7:33:06 PM

You could get the Corsair cx430 its onsale right now for $24.99 after rebate. Should be more than enough.
January 6, 2013 7:41:19 PM

blake1243 said:
You could get the Corsair cx430 its onsale right now for $24.99 after rebate. Should be more than enough.


That PSU only has a single 6+2 pin PCIE connector, so he wouldn't be able to upgrade very well in the future.
January 6, 2013 11:27:52 PM

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