Budget build

: Approximate Purchase Date: A month

 Budget Range: $600 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor:  No  

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) : newegg

Location: Hartford CT

 Parts Preferences: anything with good performance

 Overclocking: maybe
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  1. hard if you use newegg only, you lost some bucks for a better part
  2. EzioAs said:
    Where's the HDD?


    lol forgot !! done !!
  3. Hey I forgot to mention I am using a mini case so a mini mobo is needed.
  4. dioriod said:
    Hey I forgot to mention I am using a mini case so a mini mobo is needed.


    Define mini case. Mini-ITX? Micro-ATX? It's easier if you just tell us what the case is.
  5. Bitfenix prodigy
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $604.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 11:18 EST-0500)
  7. Bump
  8. It's not good enough?
  9. Miss your post my bad. Your build doesnt include a case
  10. AND your bumping? Come on dude. I can see THREE of your threads on the first page on the new build forum. What if other people want help? Stick to ONE thread.
  11. dioriod said:
    Miss your post my bad. Your build doesnt include a case


    I thought you already had the case. Next time, be more specific from the start
  12. Anyway, this is probably the cheapest you can get.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($171.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $629.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 13:17 EST-0500)

    If you really want to hit $600 budget, the best way is to replace the HD7850 with a GTX650ti
  13. NewEgg is preferred but not only ?

    How about this:

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80623I32120 ($109.99 @ Amazon.com)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards GA-B75M-D3H ($74.99 @ Amazon.com)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB kit (2GBx2) DDR3-1333 1.5V 240-Pin UDIMM BLS2CP2G3D1339DS1S00 ($21.99 @ Amazon.com)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002 ($59.99 @ Amazon.com)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 128bit, Dual Dual-Link DVI, Mini HDMI, Graphics Card (01G-P4-3650-KR) Graphics Cards 01G-P4-3650-KR ($159.99 @ Amazon.com)
    Case + 500w PSU: XION XON160P Meshed Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500 Watt Power Supply - Retail XON-160P (Black) ($58.00 @ Amazon.com)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM ($99.99 @ NewEgg)
    Total: $585.23


    This one has the i3 Processor, the Motherboard can hold upto 32gb of Ram @ 1600 mhz, The Motherboard also fits 2 video cards, so later you can crossfire if you wish. I tried to make it where you can still have room to upgrade later, but can still game at a good rate now. Hope this build helps
  14. Sorry for spamming the threads. Noob mistake. I was just trying to format my post better and I thought I could delete the other thread I started. Here is my current build:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xF7C

    Estimated Wattage is 249W

    What size power supply could I get away with? Is a 450W really worth it?
  15. dioriod said:
    Estimated Wattage is 249W

    What size power supply could I get away with? Is a 450W really worth it?


    Why people always recommend 400W or more is because that's where quality unit actually starts. As far as I know, the only great unit below 400W is the SeaSonic SSR-360GP
  16. Just get the Corsair cx430. Its made by SeaSonic, and its cheaper.
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