Budget gaming rig, going over budget

nate1554

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Approximate Purchase Date: this week


Budget Range: 850 before mail-in rebates, can stretch it a little farther


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,


Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Asus motherboard (open for suggestions since the mid price lga 1155 asus boards have kind of a lot of negative reviews more than i like to see), Nvidia video card, Intel cpu


Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

This is what I came up with so far

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131771

Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009256

COOLER MASTER Elite 430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130565

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Comments, opinions, suggestions, alternate parts all encouraged please.

Grand Total: $871.43 not going much over budget, already stated its ok to go over a little
 
I'm not even going to ask why you chose that board. That board cost $170 and is meant for dual vid cards and over clocking.

Try this ....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236 $74.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off promo code EMCKBJB24, ends 8/24
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047 $58.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-01G-P3-1460-KR/dp/B0050I1PHO $184.88 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1460-KR