$650 dollar budget 'gaming' rig. Can you help?

wantfryswiddat

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Hi guys, i'm back and had a couple questions for my friends build. He doesn't have a lot of money for the build, the hishest he can pay is $650, I appreciate the help. Here's the list:
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $650 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel for upgrading later on, LGA 1155 cpu, he wants an aftermarket cooler too.

Overclocking: In the future

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A window in the case, Black and blue coloring, ATX MOBO, and psu room for upgrades.

I'm not going to include any parts, it's all up to you guys, i find it easier to start from scratch then to work around something that has already been created. but if you want a list i'll make a pastebin and comment it. Thanks Guys.
 

geofelt

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To answer your question, an aftermarket cpu cooler is not necessary with a 2100.
For $5 more, I might pick the 2120.

Here is a less expensive case that meets your requirements, the cm 430:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

The rosewill powersupplies generally do not have a good reputation.
The last place to economize is a cheap psu.
Regardless, this Corsair 500w unit is cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

You can save on the motherboard with a M-ATX motherboard for $60:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

The 7770 is a more modern graphics card which will run cooler, and take less power in the same price/performance range. I would pick one of them. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102967

 

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