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New build $600 budget (Gaming)

I'm looking to build a decent gaming computer for $600 or less.

Do not need: monitor, keyboard, mouse, operating system.

I've looked at various threads here and while I see many suggestions, just not sure what to go with...

Thanks in advance!
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  1. What do you play?

    I could quickly come up with this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $686.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 11:08 EDT-0400)

    But as you see, the price... Yet it would be a superb rig.


    So here you go:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $580.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 11:09 EDT-0400)

    A fine midranger.
  2. I mostly play WOW with the occasional FPS, if it's exceptional. Bioshock Infinite for example. Thanks for the quick reply.
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thasan1/saved/1Qs7 is a nice build though costs about 630$ but performs in the middle between X79's rig

    specs:
    CPU: AMD FX 6300
    Mobo: Asrock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+
    Ram: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
    GPU:HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB
    Case:NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower
    PSU: Corsair 600W ATX12V
  4. weezee said:
    I mostly play WOW with the occasional FPS, if it's exceptional. Bioshock Infinite for example. Thanks for the quick reply.


    Okay. No problem.

    WoW is CPU intensive.
  5. Best answer
    Under 600$ and get you the best gaming performance, plus getting you some games for free along with the purchase of the HD7950:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $594.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 11:46 EDT-0400)
  6. Thanks guys!
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