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New PC build for $500-$600. Only need crucial parts

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June 26, 2013 10:53:26 AM

Hello, I'm currently tying to build my a gaming computer a computer for his birthday. I'm looking to spend around 450-600 dollars.

I already have a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Operating System, CPU Cooling Fan, DVD Drive, and a 200 Gigabyte Hard drive.
And I might already have a power supply and case. I believe the case is an older Mid ATX or full.
I need something that can easily run Windows 7 and can play games extremely smoothly.

If you can help me and list some parts that would fit my budget, I'd definitely appreciate it.
I'm trying to find a build that doesn't include that parts listed above, and also one that doesn't have the parts above but has the case and power supply.

If you can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!
a c 110 U Graphics card
June 26, 2013 11:01:31 AM

what HD? what PS? What monitor? are you sure about size of case? What opsys?
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June 26, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Well for my build i only had to spend around 700 and you might be able to steal some of my parts because some were very cheap


Motherboard- AsRock z77 extreme4 lga1155

CPU-Intel core i5 3570k

GPU- BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250

CASE- Apevia X-Dreamer4

PSU- Rosewell HIVE series 650 watt semi modular PSU

Ram- Corsair Vegence 8gb (2*4gb) ram

Other Parts- Corsair hydra series h50 cpu cooler
extra 120mm fan
wd 1tb hard drive
Sunbeam fan controller
Asus dvd burner/ cd rom combo

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June 26, 2013 11:07:09 AM

And the motherboard i posted was rated highly on Tomshardware and is a great motherboard
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June 26, 2013 11:11:48 AM

swifty_morgan said:
what HD? what PS? What monitor? are you sure about size of case? What opsys?


I'm not sure exactly what kind of PS and HDD they are, but I'm pretty sure they should be upgraded. The case is very beat up, so I think I should just get a new one. I already have Windows Ultimate.
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June 26, 2013 11:12:29 AM

THECHiLLINKiLLER said:
Well for my build i only had to spend around 700 and you might be able to steal some of my parts because some were very cheap


Motherboard- AsRock z77 extreme4 lga1155

CPU-Intel core i5 3570k

GPU- BFG Tech GeForce GTS 250

CASE- Apevia X-Dreamer4

PSU- Rosewell HIVE series 650 watt semi modular PSU

Ram- Corsair Vegence 8gb (2*4gb) ram

Other Parts- Corsair hydra series h50 cpu cooler
extra 120mm fan
wd 1tb hard drive
Sunbeam fan controller
Asus dvd burner/ cd rom combo




How does it handle Skyrim and other games like it?
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a c 110 U Graphics card
June 26, 2013 11:15:56 AM

don't waste your time with what is said above. the video card is a joke. myself and others will post builds as time permits. be patient.
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June 26, 2013 11:19:07 AM

swifty_morgan said:
don't waste your time with what is said above. the video card is a joke. myself and others will post builds as time permits. be patient.


Yeah, I'm pretty much looking for the biggest bang for the buck.
I might be able to go up to around the 700 mark
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June 26, 2013 11:27:06 AM

I am planning on upgrading my GPU when i get the chance but i got it a while back from a friend for cheap and it works great for me and i can't complain with it but it is outdated and i am looking into some GPU's at the moment but for now i can play crysis on pretty high setting with no lag and have pretty nice FPS again i can't complain for the price but this was my budget build so it's not supposed to be a high end 500 GPU theres youtube videos of my graphics card playing games on high settings and getting good fps check them out but the res of the parts are genuine budget parts that i really like the way they perform
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June 26, 2013 11:28:41 AM

THECHiLLINKiLLER said:
I am planning on upgrading my GPU when i get the chance but i got it a while back from a friend for cheap and it works great for me and i can't complain with it but it is outdated and i am looking into some GPU's at the moment but for now i can play crysis on pretty high setting with no lag and have pretty nice FPS again i can't complain for the price but this was my budget build so it's not supposed to be a high end 500 GPU theres youtube videos of my graphics card playing games on high settings and getting good fps check them out but the res of the parts are genuine budget parts that i really like the way they perform


When did you build your computer? Do you think the parts are cheaper now?
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June 26, 2013 11:44:25 AM

Some could be i havent really checked but i built my computer a year ago but i have since then added a new mobo (the one i listed) and i added more ram an then the new processor so some parts definitely could have had a price drop i didnt buy them all from one site because i shopped around and looked for the best deal but the sites i used were-
Microcenter.com
Amazon.com
Newegg.com
I think it was PcParts.com or something close to that so shop around never get from one site

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