$500-$550 New build for gaming

First off I have a list ive compiled and im hoping for insight on it . Ill post it below.

I just want a computer that will last a couple years since new consoles are coming out and i cant justify the price of them. I just want the graphics on FPS mainly and maybe skyrim to look same/better than the PS 3. Ill be running a 720 P fyi.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hoping this month i have some money owed to me that ill be collecting

Budget Range:5-550 with shipping. Trying to stay away from the 600 range

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, movies, some rendering maybe.

Are you buying a monitor: I have a 22" acer HDCP 1080 p already - NO

Parts to Upgrade:I have nothing currently

Do you need to buy OS:No i have a copy of 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, though i do have 2 Micro center within 45 mins of the house

Location: Baltimore, MD 21224

Parts Preferences: Im not a fan boy

Overclocking: No necessarily maybe in future


SLI or Crossfire: Not interested currently

Your Monitor Resolution: 720/1080 max. I prefer to game at 720 for the Frames

Additional Comments:

Case $15
http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX_Computer_Case

GPU 7850 $170 + 2 free games
http://www.microcenter.com/product/400655/11200-16-20G_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_1024MB_DDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

DVD drive $10
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Drive_Refurbished

Motherboard $40
GA-H61M-DS2

Memory Kingston $42
KHX13C9B1RK2/8 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx13c9b1rk28

CPU i5 2500k $140
http://www.microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Processor_-_OEM

Power Supply $27
http://www.microcenter.com/product/337641/StealthXStream_500_Watt_ATX_Power_Supply_-_Refurbished

CPU Heatsink $7
microcenter.com/product/332208/LGA_1155-1156_CPU_Cooler

Hard Drive $47 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wdbabc3200ancnrsn

SSD $90 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdp128gg25


Now im curious should is it worthto switch over the 965 BE instead of the I5 2500k since i dont plan to overclock anytime soon.

Thoughts
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  1. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7651297&CatId=332

    Call them and ask if you can exchange the 650 for a 7850 or something similar... this will do you work...

    Let me know if you want a more indepth build, but this is REALLY awesome deal.
  2. Thanks for the link is bulldozer worth it when you can get 965/i5 ? My apologies...thqt is a piledriver..correct?

    Also if i can get the 7850 for a lesser price than that id have to go the cheaper route for better product.

    I have the two builds if you could change/edit those to maybe better components .

    Case $15
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX_Computer_Case

    7850 GPU $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    SATA DVD Player $10
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Drive_Refurbished

    Motherboard GA-H61M-DS2 $40
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/377387/GA-H61M-DS2_LGA_1155_H61_mATX_Intel_Motherboard

    Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/360526/HyperX_blu_8GB_DDR3-1333_(PC3-10600)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)


    i5 2500k $140
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Processor_-_OEM

    Corsair 500w PSU $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    CPU Heatsink $7
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/332208/LGA_1155-1156_CPU_Cooler

    320 GB HDD $50
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/347371/Scorpio_Blue_320GB_5,400_RPM_SATA_30Gb-s_25_Internal_Hard_Drive_WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN


    $$$$$$502$$$$$$


    Phenom II x4 965 $80
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/325874/Phenom_II_X4_965_Black_Edition_34GHz_Boxed_Processor

    760GM-P34 Motherboard $55
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/401772/760GM-P34_(FX)_AM3_mATX_AMD_Motherboard

    Memory Kingston hyperx blue 8gb $40
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/360526/HyperX_blu_8GB_DDR3-1333_(PC3-10600)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

    7850 GPU $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    Corsair 500w PSU $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    320 GB HDD $50
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/347371/Scorpio_Blue_320GB_5,400_RPM_SATA_30Gb-s_25_Internal_Hard_Drive_WDBABC3200ANC-NRSN

    SATA DVD player $10
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388314/SATA_DVD_Drive_Refurbished

    Case $15
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/379078/Mid-Tower_ATX_Computer_Case

    CPU Heatsink $10
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/340459/DK9-7E52A-0L-GP_Socket_AM2-AM3_65W_Standard_Cooler

    $$$$$$$460$$$$$$$
  3. The one I sent you is a very nice build, and you will be ecstatic with it. If you want a Piledriver based in the same price range...

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7381299&CatId=7718

    That is A AWSOME build
  4. you may need a sandy bridge CPU to update the BIOS on that H61 motherboard. might want to look into it.
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