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Budget Gaming Build- Max $600.. Inc Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers

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April 17, 2013 2:45:52 PM

I'm working on a build. Extreme Budget build.
I'm looking for a system that can play 1 game well. And its based off Cryengine2.
Up gradable is a must. So all the hits i hate to take to reach my price can be replaced as the money presents itself.
On the Monitor resolution of 1920x1080 is a must. Doesn't have to be Huge.
I'm currently gaming on a crappy laptop with Intel HD graphics so anything is an upgrade really..
Who's up for the challenge!
April 17, 2013 3:06:45 PM

Build a mini-itx pc. It may be small, but can pack a powerful system and won't cost as much.
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April 17, 2013 3:40:33 PM

Do you need an OS?

With no OS, here's what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.23 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.72 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($11.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Logitech M100 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.95 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers ($9.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $560.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 18:50 EDT-0400)

Add around $90 for a copy of Windows if you need one, and drop down to a 7750 to help cover the additional cost.

This is very upgradeable because I went with a nice motherboard, and socket AM3+ has a lot of life left in it. You can upgrade to any of the current FX processors or Steamroller when it comes out.
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