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June 26, 2013 7:57:15 AM

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!
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2013 8:05:57 AM

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.
June 26, 2013 8:12:41 AM

I mostly play WOW with the occasional FPS, if it's exceptional. Bioshock Infinite for example. Thanks for the quick reply.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2013 8:16:37 AM

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
a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2013 8:20:15 AM

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.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 26, 2013 8:47:36 AM
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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)
June 26, 2013 9:00:48 AM

Thanks guys!
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