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CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core $70.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.79
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 $49.99
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $98.52
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.95
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR $169.75
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $59.98
Power Supply EVGA 430W ATX12V / EPS12V $29.99

Total: $568.96
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Buy a used 7950 off Ebay for ~$100-120, way more horsepower than a 750ti for less. I also suggest a 2x4GB ram kit for dual channel memory. The need for more than 8GB of ram isnt in the near future so the expandability that the 1X8GB kit leaves you is not really worth it. Why the Micro ATX board in the ATX case? If you want a cheap micro ATX board get a micro ATX case. 2cents.gif
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Cheaper ram, 1333 though, probably wont notice a difference. $82.00 + $4.99 shipping. http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-PC3-10666-240-Pin-F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL/dp/B004ISXB4C/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1407805427&sr=1-4

I'd also say stick to the stock cpu fan, unless you're ocing. Like Namkab mention, used 7950/7970's everywhere.
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Cheaper ram, 1333 though, probably wont notice a difference. $82.00 + $4.99 shipping. http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-PC3-10666-240-Pin-F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL/dp/B004ISXB4C/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1407805427&sr=1-4

I'd also say stick to the stock cpu fan, unless you're ocing. Like Namkab mention, used 7950/7970's everywhere.

The whole point of a budget build with a G3258 is a strong OC.
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^True, but it would make more sense to OC the gpu though right? Or Both!
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