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If ur running a single graphic cards setup and it doesnt bother u much def go for a Micro ATX board. They have all the functionalities of the ATX versions but cheaper and a few less bells and whistles.
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8GB of RAM on that budget is a no-go. Also, there's no point in getting a 2500K instead of the 2400 because, at that price, there's no way you're gonna be able to include a P67 board without having to cut too much on everything else. However, a good gaming build based on Quad-Core Sandy Bridge CAN be built for $600.

This is what I was thinking:

Samsung SH-S223C DVD+RW Drive: $19

Rosewill Blackbone Black Case: $45

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB: $40

Antec EA-380D 380W: $40

Crucial 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM: $40

AsRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Motherboard: $60

Intel Core i5 2400: $190

HIS Radeon HD 6850: $165

Subtotal: $599
Total: $610
    
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post #13 of 16
If you reuse your current hdd, sound card, dvd drive, power supply, and case, then a $600 i5-2500K + 8GB DDR3 + HD 6850 build is doable.

Otherwise, you're being unrealistic thinking you can fit an i5-2500k + hsf + 8GB DDR3 + mobo + hdd + power supply + case + dvd drive + hd 6850 ALL within $600? Not happening there. You're gonna have to reuse a few components you currently have for it to happen. And if you did that, you could go with something like this:


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post #14 of 16
I say bump your budget to 700-750, then it shouldn't be too hard to put together a quality build if you look for deals/used parts. As has been said before if you want a good platform that will last and continue to bring you joy there isn't any sense in buying poorly made components.
post #15 of 16
$519 Newegg DIY combo with all parts save GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.627552

Not terrible by any means. I guess I'd usually stay away from Seagate HDDs. So you're looking at a shade under $700 with a $150 GPU.

That said, if you go with the cheapest POS H61 motherboard out there, you can get it lower.
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post #16 of 16
Why do people need cases? What's so special or necessary about cases? Nothing. Just a heads up, open air is fine. Running a 5hour/7days for past 2 months on the cardboard box. Also if you can like suggested above, reuse as many parts as you can.
     
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