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June 20, 2013 11:08:06 PM

Hello all.

My current computer is racking up the years so I thought it was time for an upgrade and rather than buying a pre-built I thought I'd give building one a try.

My budget is $600 and I'll mostly be using it for gaming and some Photoshop work. I don't expect it to run all games at 1080 at maxed settings but I would like to be able to run most at mid setting at 1600×900.

So what do you guys think? Any feedback would be much appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $572.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 02:04 EDT-0400)

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June 20, 2013 11:09:31 PM

Don't forget that microcenter items are in-store only.

This build looks fairly solid for your needs.
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