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March 17, 2013 2:40:00 PM

I am on a tight budget of $650. Anything below that would be great. I would want it to run GTA 4, Arma 2, and some newer games on med to high settings.

Monitor: No

OS: Yes

Overclocking: maybe

Location: Phoenix, AZ USA

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March 17, 2013 3:17:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KniT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KniT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KniT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $629.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 18:17 EDT-0400)
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March 17, 2013 3:41:04 PM

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($111.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $660.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 18:34 EDT-0400)

Sorry I let it get 10$ out of the budget, but by doing so, then you won't be crippled quite as hard in terms of performance, quality or storage. This rig has gaming performance in mind. The rig features a MOBO that does allow overclocking. It also features a decent PSU that will give you enough power to overclock both GPU and CPU as you want. However, if you want to overclock the CPU then you might need another cooler later on. Stock coolers aren't meant for overclocking.
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