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May 6, 2013 5:04:08 PM

I am thinking of buying a gaming computer and i was wondering what the best gaming PC build would be for around $600. This does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor but this does include the OS. I also live in the U.S.

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a c 287 4 Gaming
May 6, 2013 7:16:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.00 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
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 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($139.50 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $615.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 22:15 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 1:01:10 AM

Nice build there, realchaos. With all the rebates I see the price is 575 not 615, so thats a sweet deal.
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May 7, 2013 1:08:28 AM

realchaos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.00 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
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 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($139.50 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $615.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 22:15 EDT-0400)


u might wanna consider a fx 6300 as phenoms are a bit old,not saying they are bad but fx 6300 would be a better choice the rest of the build is okay
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a c 287 4 Gaming
May 7, 2013 7:39:48 AM

Actually, the RAM sold it, which is why it shows $575
Don't you think I would've put in the FX6300 if I was able to? Putting that in will force the gpu to drop down to a 7770 ghz edition, as shown below:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $601.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-07 10:38 EDT-0400)
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May 7, 2013 8:26:34 AM

Amolk247 said:
I am thinking of buying a gaming computer and i was wondering what the best gaming PC build would be for around $600. This does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor but this does include the OS. I also live in the U.S.


what is the resolution of your monitor
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May 7, 2013 9:38:35 AM

Amolk247 said:
I am thinking of buying a gaming computer and i was wondering what the best gaming PC build would be for around $600. This does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor but this does include the OS. I also live in the U.S.


Hi Amolk247!

Check out the Good Tier. At your price range, the 965 would be your best bet for the CPU.

Good luck!
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November 12, 2013 5:06:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21sDU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21sDU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21sDU/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($245.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $671.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 20:04 EST-0500)

You can change the case if you want. Not really sure what you prefer. It's actually a little beast of a build. I did go a bit over budget, but that is because you have an epic cpu and gpu. Hope I helped!
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November 19, 2013 4:08:18 PM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($9.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: CoolMax 700W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.34 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $567.26
This is my new build, and you've got about $30 left to put into something else!
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