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Trying to build a $550 Gaming PC

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Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 3MB Price Matched for $99.99

LG GH22NS70 Super Multi 22X SATA DVD Writer Black OEM for $16.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX 20/24PIN SLI Ready Modular Cables 135mm Fan 80PLUS Power Supply for $88.98

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM for $22.99

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive for $39.99

PNY RVCGGTX4601XXB GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card for $104.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL for $29.99

BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard for $109.99

BitFenix Shinobi Mid Tower Gaming Case w/ Window - White (BFC-SNB-150-WWWB-SP) for $69.95

I have a monitor that I'm buying for $70, keyboard and the OS.

I am trying to keep it under $550 including the $70 monitor. This is just what I have so far.
Edited by tehownag3 - 10/9/11 at 11:59pm
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not sure about your ram, but most people on this forum seem to like these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427
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go for a 500w psu and try and maybe go for a quaad 2300?
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I'll check out the ram and the psu.
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Here's my take:

i3-2100
Asus P8Z68-V LE
Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Asus GTX 460 1GB
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST
Antec One Hundred
Antec EarthWatts Green 380W
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Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
Here's my take:

i3-2100
Asus P8Z68-V LE
Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Asus GTX 460 1GB
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
Asus DRW-24B1ST
Antec One Hundred
Antec EarthWatts Green 380W
Do you have the prices/links for these items?
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I personally stay away from OCZ PSUs and go for Corsair/Silverstone ones, but check out Antec ones as well. But those should be fine for your build. Save some money and get a P67 mobo (use the money you saved from the PSU to get a SLI certified mobo as 460s just beg to be SLIed). You might need a 600W PSU to SLI tho.
    
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post #10 of 42
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
I personally stay away from OCZ PSUs and go for Corsair/Silverstone ones, but check out Antec ones as well. But those should be fine for your build. Save some money and get a P67 mobo (use the money you saved from the PSU to get a SLI certified mobo as 460s just beg to be SLIed). You might need a 600W PSU to SLI tho.
Do you have any links/prices for that? I need links and prices so I can actually compare.
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