Need Help With $600 BF3 Computer


Apr 1, 2008
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next few weeks

Budget Range: $600-$650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING, and some Youtube mostly

Parts Not Required: Monitor, and Windows

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Would like to have Intel processor but not a huge deal

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Thanks $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
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 $54.09 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply $203.98 save: $11.00
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
ADATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock H61M-VS Intel H61 Micro ATX DDR3 1333 Motherboard $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black) $159.99 Free Shipping
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX460 Superclocked 1GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card - 01G-P3-1372-TR

Total: $653.91


Mar 22, 2010
I like parts of both builds. but I think most of the combo's in Why_Me's build may be gone in a couple of weeks when the OP drops the hammer.

the things I would change ScrewySqrl's build is the the HDD, it's weak. I would opt for the Samsung F3 in Why_Me's build. I would aslo go with the Rosewill CHALLENGER case.


Feb 17, 2010

Both those hdd run off 500gb platters, the performance is pretty similar.