hey guys i need help coming up with a micro-atx build that is under 700. i just bought a macbook pro but i use to much like a desktop (gaming) so i thought why not build one. i have very limited space which is why i want a smaller system (if you guys feel atx is better and more budget freindly i will go with a atx mid-tower build). The only part i know i want is a core i3 3220 cpu as i feel it fits my needs perfectly. Thanks guy really appreciate the help!
Approximate Purchase Date: next month
Budget Range: $600-700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming( League of legends, Minecraft, BF3), surfing the web, and light video encoding (handbrake)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts Not Needed: OS, Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers (also have a 1.5tb seagate drive)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (very close to the warehouse) also Amazon
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Parts Preferences: Intel cpu, SSD if it fits in the budget
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Edit: i dont want to use the 1.5tb drive as boot just storage
Hi. Since you will be playing Battlefield 3, I think you're better off with an i5 quad-core. I think you meant to say that you want a Micro ATX case? If so, I still think you should take a look at larger cases too cause they're not that much bigger and a Micro ATX case can feel too small and cramp. Feel free to make changes as you see fit.