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Gaming PC Build Need Help (Less than $650 USD)

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April 10, 2013 4:31:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: September

Budget Range: Less than $650 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, youtube,

Parts Not Needed: OS, keyboard, mice, speaker, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Nevada, United States

Parts Preferences: Any Geforce GTX GPU and Corsair PSU only

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: N/A

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a b 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 5:23:02 PM

Right up against the limit, but the specs are pretty solid for the price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.78 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $649.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-10 20:24 EDT-0400)
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a c 271 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 5:26:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($90.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($4.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL229DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $659.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-10 20:26 EDT-0400)

Edit: Posted this before I saw JD88's build. He has a very solid build for the price. Get his instead.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 5:38:26 PM

I didn't include a monitor. If he needs one, he would be better off with your build.
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April 10, 2013 8:18:12 PM

JD88 said:
I didn't include a monitor. If he needs one, he would be better off with your build.

I already have a monitor.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 9:00:37 PM

What do you think of the initial build I posted since you don't need a monitor?
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a c 271 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 10:32:01 PM

It's really nice. I just modified it a bit to get the best out of his money.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $644.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-11 01:27 EDT-0400)

-micro-atx board works fine. Still has 4ram slots, not overclockable and no SLI/Crossfire.
-Upgraded to 1tb HDD at 64mb cache
-The NZXT Tempest 210 is a better case, but it's up to the OP aesthetics. You can just choose any ~$50 case really.
-Upgraded to a 500w psu for future upgrades.
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a c 271 4 Gaming
April 10, 2013 10:32:01 PM

It's really nice. I just modified it a bit to get the best out of his money.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $644.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-11 01:27 EDT-0400)

-micro-atx board works fine. Still has 4ram slots, not overclockable and no SLI/Crossfire.
-Upgraded to 1tb HDD at 64mb cache
-The NZXT Tempest 210 is a better case, but it's up to the OP aesthetics. You can just choose any ~$50 case really.
-Upgraded to a 500w psu for future upgrades.
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August 12, 2013 8:15:45 AM

At that budget, I'd say go with AMD. The best friend for a nice budget gaming PC. You can of course overclock it. The processor that best fits that budget is AMD FX 6300 (3.5 GHz, 6 core, unlocked).

PS: To be honest, I like that case very much. Lots and Lots of air can flow through it, so, you're safe for OC too!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.55 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $625.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 11:14 EDT-0400)
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