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May 2, 2013 6:39:35 PM

I am thinking of buying a gaming computer for the first time. I was wondering what the best gaming PC build would be for under $650. This does not include monitor, keyboard, mouse but, this does include an OS. I also live in the U.S.

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May 2, 2013 7:03:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($61.73 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Raidmax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $644.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should pretty much handle any game you throw at it. The PSU is a little overkill but it's good for upgrading your GPU/CPU.
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May 2, 2013 9:01:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($43.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $666.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Case from Newegg currently included DVD burner.
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May 2, 2013 9:56:55 PM

lethalmaster117 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/UDY8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($61.73 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Raidmax 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $644.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This should pretty much handle any game you throw at it. The PSU is a little overkill but it's good for upgrading your GPU/CPU.


This PSU is trash. Stay away from RAIDMAX. They are the worst of the worst.
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