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Moving on to Intel and needs help building a new PC

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Hi guys!

I'm planning on building an Intel PC that could handle starcraft II at max settings. I also hope to be able to overclock the CPU (mostly because I'm a cheapo and i want the most out of my money ). I don't need SLI or crossFire settings.

I only have a budge of $600 max.

I need guidance on which components to pick out. I have an HDD and DVD drive already.

I need to get a motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, ram, power supply (don't need much watts, only enough for OC and power a couple of other components), a graphics card (probably around $100 will do), and finally a case.

Please suggest away!
Thank you! <3
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WD Scorpio Blue  Asus  H60 Windows 7 64x 
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Asus 24"  Antec neo eco 620W  Corsair 650D  
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post #2 of 3

$600 is VERY tight if you're looking for a Sandybridge setup that can max Starcraft II. Came up with this though:

CASE:


CPU+MOBO: 2500K + MSI P67A-C43 (B3)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W
COOLER: CM Hyper 212+

GPU: Radeon 5770

Or if you don't mind open-box, this faster GTX 460

That should be right under $600. You can check the For Sale forums too to see if anyone is selling a GTX 460 1GB for cheap
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1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX650W Cooler Master Stacker STC-T01 Logitech G5 
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Wow awesome! Thank you very much! I didn't think it was possible if I were to go with the i5 2500k either. I don't mind getting used items either so I'll probably be looking out for any part of this set up.
Alpha dawg
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i3 2100 Gigabyte z68ma-d2h-b3 GTX 460 Hawk 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Blue  Asus  H60 Windows 7 64x 
MonitorPowerCase
Asus 24"  Antec neo eco 620W  Corsair 650D  
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WD Scorpio Blue  Asus  H60 Windows 7 64x 
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