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What I need:
1 CPU
2 Motherboard
3 Power supply
4 Hard Drive
5 GRAPHICS card
6 Case
7 optical drive

Currently I already chose the parts from newegg

1 there is a Ocz 600w modular power supply deal with a free Samsung DVD writer for $75 with $25 dollar MIR

2 i3-3220 for $129

3 asrock H77m for $65

4 HIS Radeon Hd7770 1GB $119 with $15MIR

5 Agility 3 60GB $61 with $10 MIR

6 NZXT Gamma mid tower case $40

Currently newegg has some discount for the graphics card and the CPU so it will save another $22 with the promo code.

so this is What I'm looking at right now after MIR it's around 411 with tax. Please feel free to give suggestions.

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post #2 of 6
2 things I would change about this build is:

The PSU: People seem to have alot of power failures with OCZ PSU's personally I own a 600W OCZ PSU and never had any trouble with it. What most people would recommend are Antec, Corsair, XFX PSU's...
Do not if they give you a free Samsung DVD writer with it I wouldn't really trust it.


The memory: I would swap the OCZ one for a Samsung 830, they have less chance of failing on you and have better performance.
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You cant really do much with 60gb. I mean Windows is already like what? 40gb or something? I would recommend either swapping out the SSD for a hard drive or adding a hard drive (which I wudnt suggest unless ure friend knows his way around multiple drives)

PSU like Midgethulk said, swap with an XFX one. U can maybe get a 450W one? or go Corsair and get a builder series 400W?

And jsut a query, but do u already have RAM?
    
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I already have ram biggrin.gif thanks
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post #5 of 6
OP here is a build for 500 bucks.

core i3 3220 - 130 (free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775

ASROCK H77M motherboard - 65 (free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303

Seagate 1 TB HDD - 81 (free shipping)
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/

ROSEWILL CHALLENGER - 40 (with $10 off w/ promo code EMCJNNH25, ends 10/8 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

ANTEC NEO 520W PSU - 45 ($10 off w/ promo code CollegeSave10, limited offer ) ($2 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

LG 24X DVD burner - 17 (Free Shipping w/promo code EMCJNNH24, ends 10/8 )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247

Powercolor HD 7770 1 Ghz - 110 after rebate ($7 shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477

total 488 (497 WITH SHIPPING)
Edited by raghu78 - 10/5/12 at 11:22pm
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post #6 of 6

^ Make a few more changes to the above and it is perfect.

 

This will unlock $20 in savings.

 

In addition, a platform switch will allow for additional savings that can be used towards a better GPU and a far more balanced and consistent gaming experience with better multitasking ability. This is my suggested PC for $500:

 


$486.40 shipped - Defeating the above build's before-shipping price while adding a far superior graphics card.

 

We could all help a lot better if we knew what you need.


Edited by xd_1771 - 10/7/12 at 12:52am
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