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Approximate Purchase Date: Around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so basically, NOW

Budget Range: 500-550$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Editing, Screen Capture, Other

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speaker, OS, MAYBE hard drive (Waiting for price to drop)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX, Microcenter, anything else.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Up to you guys

Overclocking: If you guys recommend, otherwise probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, though I have a lesser resolution monitor.
Hi guys! First thread here. I'm trying to take advantage of the incoming price dropping holidays. I have two builds here, one that I made up, the other from another person

My build:


BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 50$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813138332


i5 2400 - 150$
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0354590


i5 2320 - 175$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=6 [...] omoid=1282

Graphics Card

HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 - 105$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161387


No idea yet, but I want a 4gb RAM. Not sure which one to get.


Corsair 430w - 35$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=6 [...] omoid=1282

Samsung 22x OEM- 17$
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=6 [...] omoid=1282


Coolermaster Elite 370- 32$

FINAL (Without Rebates): 419-444$

I don't have an HDD yet, so add about 100$ to that price


And this is the other build
CPU+Mobo: $140 AMD Phenom IIX4 970+Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+


HD $95 Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s. I'm trying hard not to recommend 320GB drives at $100 uch:

GPU: $160 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870

PSU: $65 SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W

Case: $32 COOLER MASTER Elite 370 - In your link.

TOTAL: $524 after rebates+Shipping.

So which one is better? I'm working on a limited time frame.

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