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soo....i'm looking for a build for less than $500, or even cheaper. cheaper the better. just make sure it can run dual monitor nicely and have chance to upgrade i suppose later but not really. going to use for web surfing and daily things.

CASE: Cooler master elite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119199

HDD: f3 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

GPU: Sparkle geforce gt 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187143

RAM: Ripjaws 2 x 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231438

MOBO: Gigagbyte ga-h67m-d2-b3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128473

CPU: i3-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

thanks

EDIT!!!
clearly i need a psu as well
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post #2 of 10
To cut on costs (and ultimately relay the money you save to something else in your build), I would suggest purchasing the case at a B&M store, i.e. Fry's, Microcenter, etc. You save on shipping, and for the same price of the case you're getting online, you could get a much better one, like maybe this.

The rest of the build looks good. For the PSU, I would go with this.
post #3 of 10
Corsair PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139020

Coolermaster PSU a little cheaper but the same Power

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171036
Edited by TheDude100 - 7/21/11 at 9:56pm
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by =≡G≡=Thèõdé100 View Post
I'll second this recommendation, solid PSU. Can't go wrong with Corsair's TX series.

If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, here's one that another OCN member recommended in another thread. Supposedly it's got Seasonic internals so it should also be a solid unit. Plus it's on sale -10% off.

Antec High Current Gamer Series 520W
$50 shipped
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post #5 of 10
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awesome thanks a lot. i don't live near a store where i could buy the case. not that i know of at least! could anyone help with lowering the cost a little more? i chose the gpu because i figured it was the cheapest that could run the dual monitors, if there is something less please let me know. thanks for the quick answers
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Might be able to shave off a little bit on the case but it's already getting into heavy budget territory. I'm not familiar with dual monitor setups and their gpu requirements unfortunately, wish I could help on that.
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post #7 of 10
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awesome thanks a lot. i don't live near a store where i could buy the case. not that i know of at least! could anyone help with lowering the cost a little more? i chose the gpu because i figured it was the cheapest that could run the dual monitors, if there is something less please let me know. thanks for the quick answers
Ok well you want cheap take a look at this

MSI GF615M-P33 AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE & nForce 430 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130243

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...M-_-13-130-243

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145278

And you can use the same graphics card.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by coleweezy23 View Post
soo....i'm looking for a build for less than $500, or even cheaper. cheaper the better. just make sure it can run dual monitor nicely and have chance to upgrade i suppose later but not really. going to use for web surfing and daily things.

CASE: Cooler master elite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119199

HDD: f3 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

GPU: Sparkle geforce gt 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187143

RAM: Ripjaws 2 x 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231438

MOBO: Gigagbyte ga-h67m-d2-b3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128473

CPU: i3-2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

thanks

EDIT!!!
clearly i need a psu as well
I think you could do better with the case. This looks like it has a lot better airflow and it's 5 buck cheaper. (Amazon is good for cases sometimes too if you want to look around there)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153

Edit: Half 912 is also 55 on Amazon.

Edited by Accuracy158 - 7/21/11 at 10:58pm
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by =≡G≡=Thèõdé100 View Post
Ok well you want cheap take a look at this

MSI GF615M-P33 AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE & nForce 430 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130243

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...M-_-13-130-243

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145278

And you can use the same graphics card.
Even this PSU would work nicely for what he has listed. You couldn't do many upgrades with it but the price is nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023
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post #10 of 10
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I know Intel/Nvidia is hard at this budget, but i was hoping to stay with at least the i3, upgrading isn't really all that important just would be nice to keep options open.
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