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January 14, 2013 3:09:07 PM

I need an upgrade and can salvage dvd drive and hard drive. I can wait on the gpu as I have the radeon 4850 and the psu (450 watt 80+). So excluding those and the os. I need a build for $500. I kind of want a mini itx as I go to lan Parties.

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January 14, 2013 3:29:29 PM

Dump the 4850

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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($171.97 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Orange) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $487.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 12:29 EST-0500)
January 14, 2013 4:01:32 PM

What brand is this PSU? You should never salvage a PSU from a pre-built, or something like a logisys. The above build is perfect. But for the same price you can get a 2gb 7850.