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A superb $500 build

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January 16, 2013 9:17:16 PM

i didn't see any polls around for $500 USD and the Q1 builds won't be for a little while so after reading them today i fiqured i could put a GTX 660 in one of those that would smash a 7850 1gb in gaming all you would lose is USB 3.0

so i used PC part picker because its can save you a lot of money and find you great deals heres a link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xXxt if you hate opening windows

NZXT gamma classic case - big solid case lots of air vents $35
Zotac GTX 660 - lots of fps more then a 7850 1gb $195
corsair cx 430 power supply - lots of high reviews won a jonnyguru award whatever that is $35
250gb western digital blue - solid reliable i have a 1tb model works phenomenal $50
intel pentium g850 - good for gaming basically a i3 without hyperthreading $75
4gb of corsair ram - single stick 1333 does what it needs to $20
asus dvd drive - it works loads up OS's and games if you can still buy them on disk for much longer $20
asrock h61 motherboard - works supports out items and is cheap $45

overall looks good if you need usb 3.0 then spend the extra $10 on a b75 mobo with usb3 but most gamers don't need it they just need some fast internet to download there games i'm sure i could put in a i3 3220 and a 7850 1gb but i'd rather a gtx 660 it gets alot more fps in games and i'm sure a g850 could handle it

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January 16, 2013 9:25:17 PM

fix cpu, ram, hdd. better isnt always more expensive, sometimes it is cheaper :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $494.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-16 18:25 EST-0500)
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January 16, 2013 9:33:35 PM

i just used the WD because i see those have great reviews alot and i have one also i used the g850 from the 2012 q4 $500 build which i based this one off of also you put 8gb because i wanted to keep $10 for the shipping and handling so it is truly $500 great build btw thanks for reply
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