I am going to build two identical $500 gaming computers (mainly for Starcraft II). I do not need windows, monitors or keyboards/mice. I am pretty sure I want to base it off the AMD Athlon II X3 because benchmarks on games usually max out at 3 cores (especially Starcraft II). This CPU is the best value CPU with 3 cores according to several sources. The rest of the components I am not too sure about. All of these prices are from newegg. I hope to be buying during the next week. I'm afraid I have missed some awesome combo deals, and also I may have included some not optimal components, or low quality ones. Please look over the list and provide some feedback! Please also check for compatibility!
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX $80.99
Optical: LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support $19.99
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $54.99 -$10.00 Instant $44.99
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $42.99
Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $59.99
Video Card: PowerColor AX5750 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $134.99 -$10.00 Instant $124.99 - $20.00 Mail-in Rebate = $104.99
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99
Memory: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV4GK $117.99 -$20.00 Instant $97.99 - $30.00 Mail-in = $67.99
Grand Total: $555.36
Final total after MIR: 505.36
Thank you for your help!
Edited by dukejp2010, 23 August 2010 - 08:28 PM.