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Is this a good build for 600$?

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January 6, 2013 7:01:35 PM

This is my first time building a computer, And im having trouble as to which part's to get/what's the best for my money. So I am wondering if this build is good for the under 600-650$ range.

I just want to play some higher demanding game's like Skyrim,StarCraft 2, and possibly DayZ.

Intel Core i3 3220

Sapphire HD 7770 OC

Asrock B75M-GL

Corsair CX430

MS Taurus Tower

ASUS DVD Burner

Western Digital Blue 500GB

4GB RAM Transcend

Is what im looking at right now.

So basically im wondering if there's anything I should swap out and put in something else to make it better.

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January 7, 2013 10:23:40 PM

Hi. That's a good budget build but here's a much better build for your money right now. Feel free to change the parts like a different case or a bigger hard drive to your liking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $644.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 19:15 EST-0500)

Building guide with video: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-th...
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January 8, 2013 2:19:14 AM

Hmm il have to look into this. I am still looking for more replies.
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