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Hi! As of right now, I don't have a rig and am using my mom's laptop! Right now, my budget is somewhere within the $500-550 range in usd. The computer will be used pretty much for general everyday things, but I'd like to play some games such as StarCraft and Crysis 2 at the res of 1400x900 and 1680x1050. The games don't have to be maxed out in detail either. Am I asking to much for around this budget?

What I already have:
Monitor
HDD
Mouse
Keyboard

What Im thinking about getting:

CM 690 II - $45
I5 2500k -$180-200
Hyper 212 Plus - $28.49
G.Skill Ripjaws 4gb (2x2) 2133mhz - $49.99
GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 - $120
Antec Earthwatts 380w - $39.99


And I have no idea on the gpu
post #2 of 19
If you are on a budget why not get a Phenom II dual core or even an Athlon II quad core?
    
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I suggest a power supply of at least 500 watts if you were going to use a GPU.

For a budget build look at the HD 5770 they are usually pretty cheap $100-120 and it gives good mainstream graphics. Or maybe if you look around can get a GTX 460. I own a HD 5770 before and it did fairly well. Starcraft 2 wouldn't be a huge issue for this card/cpu, but for crysis 2 you are going have problems. At that resolution I really don't know how much settings you can get at.

Are you planning to over clock? Because if you don't plan to then save money on the heat sink. But if you do plan to OC, then your motherboard 'maybe' a bit weak depending on the gains you want.
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post #4 of 19
i5 and motherboard is going to be way more expensive than going the AMD route for similar performance for your budget.
post #5 of 19
This will save you some money too:
Athlon II X6 640
BIOSTAR TA870U3+
For the graphics card just browse around here, you can find awesome GPU's for around 100-120
    
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
If you are on a budget why not get a Phenom II dual core or even an Athlon II quad core?
From what I've read online, they're a good bit slower than the Sandy Bridge, and I wanted an upgradeable path to work upon.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by mcc21 View Post
I suggest a power supply of at least 500 watts if you were going to use a GPU.

For a budget build look at the HD 5770 they are usually pretty cheap $100-120 and it gives good mainstream graphics. Or maybe if you look around can get a GTX 460. I own a HD 5770 before and it did fairly well. Starcraft 2 wouldn't be a huge issue for this card/cpu, but for crysis 2 you are going have problems. At that resolution I really don't know how much settings you can get at.

Are you planning to over clock? Because if you don't plan to then save money on the heat sink. But if you do plan to OC, then your motherboard 'maybe' a bit weak depending on the gains you want.
Would this power supply work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-17341016-L03C
post #8 of 19
Where are you getting the CM690 II for $45?


This PSU is better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Zzyzx View Post
i5 and motherboard is going to be way more expensive than going the AMD route for similar performance for your budget.
Right now, the total cost is around $470. I've got another $80 to go and I can lose the case if I need the extra money
post #10 of 19
AMD is slower than Sandy bridge, but for an everyday internet/gaming machine the difference is going to be negligible.
    
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