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Best gaming PC build for under $600

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May 13, 2013 3:05:29 PM

I am a noob to this
So i'm in dire need of a new pc. I generally want it for gaming and Graphic Design. I am on a really tight budget.
So i want to know whats the best Pc i could build for under $600 that fits my needs. This does not include an optical drive, a monitor, an OS, a keyboard and mouse, nor a hard drive. A friend is donating those but i do plan on upgrading.

Parts needed

    Case
    MoBo
    CPU
    PSU
    GPU
    Memory
    Cooler (if possible)



EDIT: what i have in mind...
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Xfma
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Xfma/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Xfma/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $649.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-14 15:21 EDT-0400)

I am located in the U.S.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2013 3:10:33 PM

This doesn't include windows in the even you need it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($87.23 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($253.29 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $584.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-13 18:10 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 13, 2013 10:43:06 PM

It will but you will need to flash the bios to be able to use that processor. Those components are fine. The memory you will have to be careful with if you ever get a large heatsink because of the high profile of the dimms.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2013 1:36:36 AM

I like the first build more so. Did you check the cpu support list for that motherboard? Meh its a FX board you should be just fine I would say. I would just flash your bios when you get it :) 
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May 14, 2013 10:58:57 AM

i read reviews of the mobo, and they arent that great, there's also no internal connection for case-mounted USB 3.0 ports. do you have any mobo suggestions for that build?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2013 11:01:36 AM

Do you have a lot of devices that utilize usb 3.0. See I really dislike the standard because what happens is it normally needs drivers to work properly and few devices actually use the speed. That first link with the asrock 990fx board has front panel 3.0
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2013 12:43:41 PM

I gotcha well you should be just fine with that motherboard honestly. You have 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back which would be more manageable cable wise anyway plus you have E-SATA which is faster then the USB 3.0 if your external drives had a E-SATA port.

I like it I'd personally say if you aren't looking to overclock you may be just fine with the stock cooler although I don't like using the stock fan.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2013 12:50:23 PM

Also for comparing sake here is a intel build I came up with for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($173.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.79 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $642.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-14 15:49 EDT-0400)
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May 14, 2013 12:52:19 PM

yeah that sounds good. yeah id rather get the after market cooler. thanks for your help man
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a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2013 12:55:03 PM

No problem man enjoy :) 
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