Best gaming PC build for $600

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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  1. 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)
  2. Nice build there, realchaos. With all the rebates I see the price is 575 not 615, so thats a sweet deal.
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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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