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Planning on buying a PC around $500-$600

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July 3, 2013 4:42:18 PM

Hello people, I'm planning on buying my first Computer Gaming rig for around $500-$600 I don't mind going a bit over $600 though.

The cost doesn't include other peripherals, just solely on the PC itself.

And just so you guys know, I live in Canada.

I prefer building my own PC. But getting a pre-built one with a really good cost and even at a cheaper price than a built one would be best. :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 4:46:24 PM
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Here's a great $600 build! Get's you a hexa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a good dedicated GPU :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $623.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 19:45 EDT-0400)
July 3, 2013 4:48:46 PM

Oh btw, I forgot to mention but I'm planning on upgrading it as well :D . Is this a a good base for an upgraded build?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 4:53:37 PM

ifan360 said:
Oh btw, I forgot to mention but I'm planning on upgrading it as well :D . Is this a a good base for an upgraded build?


If you want to upgrade, it depends on how much you want to do so - for the processor, you can upgrade all the way to an AMD FX 8350 with this setup. If you want to go higher, say to an i7, you'll need to get an Intel motherboard and CPU. At this budget, I would recommend an LGA 1155 board with an i3 or an i5. To make sure you can upgrade your GPU, make sure any board you get is crossfire (SLI with Nvidia) compatible. If you know you'll upgrade later, it's always best to get a power supply with more wattage - if you'll be doing an AMD FX 8350/ i7 and dual GPU's later, you'll want at least 650w. It isn't much more expensive to get a power supply of that wattage now, so do that definitely.

The board dannyboy has chosen does not support SLI, only crossfire, but with a 7870 GHz edition you should be fine. (After all, that's AMD, so crossfire)

Hope this helps! :D 
July 3, 2013 4:58:45 PM

Munchbot said:
ifan360 said:
Oh btw, I forgot to mention but I'm planning on upgrading it as well :D . Is this a a good base for an upgraded build?


If you want to upgrade, it depends on how much you want to do so - for the processor, you can upgrade all the way to an AMD FX 8350 with this setup. If you want to go higher, say to an i7, you'll need to get an Intel motherboard and CPU. At this budget, I would recommend an LGA 1155 board with an i3 or an i5. To make sure you can upgrade your GPU, make sure any board you get is crossfire (SLI with Nvidia) compatible. If you know you'll upgrade later, it's always best to get a power supply with more wattage - if you'll be doing an AMD FX 8350/ i7 and dual GPU's later, you'll want at least 650w. It isn't much more expensive to get a power supply of that wattage now, so do that definitely.

The board dannyboy has chosen does not support SLI, only crossfire, but with a 7870 GHz edition you should be fine. (After all, that's AMD, so crossfire)

Hope this helps! :D 


Thank you for the reply. And yes, it did help :D 
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