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June 8, 2013 1:36:54 PM

I have a $600 budget for a new PC. This would be for games like Minecraft and COD. I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

I would like to know what I can get for this price. I was envisioning a 7850 or 650 ti boost, but any other suggestions are welcome.

I HAVE TO HAVE THE OS IN THE BUILD!
So, in all honesty, this is really a $500 build.

My budget can expand to $615 if it is neccesary.

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June 8, 2013 1:51:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $602.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Hope this works for you!
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June 8, 2013 1:54:52 PM

If you really want to save money and eventually get a much better video card, try going the AMD APU route. Buy a top end APU and you can play CoD and Minecraft just fine with it. Save up and get an even better graphics card. The new A10-6800k just came out a few days ago.. the total for this system with 8GB memory, Case, PSU, motherboard, Processor is $441

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.04 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $441.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 16:52 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2013 1:56:35 PM

Didn't even think of the APU. Very nice touch.
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June 8, 2013 6:34:35 PM

How about this build?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Modem for internet ($25.00)
Other: Case ($35.00)
Total: $617.41
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June 8, 2013 6:37:31 PM

hybird9012 said:
If you really want to save money and eventually get a much better video card, try going the AMD APU route. Buy a top end APU and you can play CoD and Minecraft just fine with it. Save up and get an even better graphics card. The new A10-6800k just came out a few days ago.. the total for this system with 8GB memory, Case, PSU, motherboard, Processor is $441

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14mkH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.04 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $441.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 16:52 EDT-0400)


icypyro said:
Didn't even think of the APU. Very nice touch.


platysheep7 said:
How about this build?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14ri5/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Modem for internet ($25.00)
Other: Case ($35.00)
Total: $617.41


zzzz same thing as me but smaller storage and windows 8
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June 9, 2013 5:42:33 PM

I took a more Apu-centric build idea- I know this is more money and a little bit less upgradeability (i.e. 2 RAM slots, no Croosfire/SLI space on Mobo)

BTW, I need to have the $25 modem category, so consider that with any other building suggestions.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14L6V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14L6V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14L6V/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.63 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Other: Case ($30.00)
Other: Modem ($25.00)
Total: $535.48

Yes, I know Windows 8 is not good for desktops, but I personally like it. I like the aesthetics. So, no hate please.
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June 10, 2013 2:05:42 PM

I think you'll be fine with your set up here :) 
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