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Is this a good build for a 500$ budget

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February 15, 2013 4:44:08 PM

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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.68 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $503.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 13:42 EST-0500)

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February 15, 2013 5:09:56 PM

rustyjar said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.68 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Stallion 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $503.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-15 13:42 EST-0500)


Better Ram for cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper Motherboard that does the same things:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can squeed in an IB i3, do it!

Everything else is absolutely perfect!
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February 15, 2013 6:04:39 PM

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February 15, 2013 6:17:15 PM

the hard drive is a 2.5 inch laptop model

Use a 500 Gig 3.5 inch blue . Cheaper and faster
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February 15, 2013 7:09:26 PM

Outlander_04 said:
the hard drive is a 2.5 inch laptop model

Use a 500 Gig 3.5 inch blue . Cheaper and faster


Not true. It is 7200 RPM which is just as fast as its 3.5" counterparts. In fact it will probably be faster sinc the data is closer together.
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