Extreme $500 Gaming Build


Sep 10, 2011
Not really extreme...but i figured the word extreme would attract people to click the thread lol.

LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM

HEC 6K28BB8F Black 0.8mm SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
XFX HD-667X-ZAF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100

TOTAL: $503.01

Sorry if the links dont work.

Went a tad bit over...but i think i can scrape up 12 quaters. But i dont want to go over by more then $10.

Want a small case, i will mostly only be playing world of warcraft, league of legends, and dota 2. Since im mostly an xbox gamer.

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $500) Before Rebates

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

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s)_ Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: INTEL

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080p


Aug 1, 2011
Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
MoBo : ASRock H61M-GE - $63
RAM : Gskill RipjawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333 - $48
Graphics : SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 - $110
Hard Disk : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19
PSU : Corsair CX 430 V2 - $35
Case : GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $20

Total : $480 after rebates


Aug 16, 2011
955 + MSI 870-G45 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.728535
Seagate 500GB + Corsair CX500 V2 $85 (Avail $20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.728987
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 $53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233186
Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153
XFX 6790 $130 (Avail $20 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150564
Lite-On DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106289
Total: $522 Before rebates.

That build is Solid will run almost all games on medium settings. What games are you playing?.


Aug 16, 2011
hahahahhaa, i didnt stoled! just that i dont know how to put all ur post before mine so i copy paste it.!!, ur build is real Solid and alot of savings with those combos! nice job man.

but probably we should ask him what games he is playing i got a gtx 560 ti and i really dont use it :S. Overkill all my games and i could probably saved more.
to the original build:

change to the Rosewill R102 case. its $5 cheaper, but comes with a 120mm fan!

get the $3 cheaper AS Rock H61M/U3S3. same chipset, but with 2 SATA 3 ports and 2 USB3 ports, on sale in Sept for $70

Bundle a HDD + DVD player, saves about $13

bundle the CPU and some RAM, this saves about $20:

the $41 saved here is ebough saved to buy a 120MM fan for the front of your case:
Red: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200050
White: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200051
Blue: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049
No LED: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200048

And either: Gigabye 550ti (similar performance to the old 768MB model of the GTX 460):

Or XFX HD6790:


Aug 16, 2011

i say is on par cuz u only get 5 or 9 fps, but then i went to neweeg and what do i found? Both 6790 and Gtx 550 ti lowest price... OMFG, both are at 130 dlls and 109 with rebates. Deal Killer for the 6790. I have heard a lot of bad things about the 6790 about heat issues but fixing them with msi afterburner is simple.

6790 better than gtx 550 ti
6790 equal price than gtx 550 ti

so going for gtx 550 ti is not recommended anymore the only think i would go with the gtx 550 ti is if I'm planning to sli in like next year. Seems like 6790 is not gonna stay around anymore because its a great deal and everyone is getting one.

cuddos for the info aznshinobi