Build Great Gaming PC ($400 - $600)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any web

Parts Preferences: the graphics card must have an hdmi output.

Overclocking: possibly, if necessary

SLI or Crossfire: not necessary

Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: 4gb+ ram needed. id like to be able to run newer games at mid-high quality if possible. this is my first time building a custom pc. the ultimate goal is to build a decent machine that i can still upgrade to not a high end pc, but great pc.

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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $605.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 02:21 EDT-0400)
  2. CPU : AMD-FX-6300 or Intel i5 2500k better for mmo game ?? (not overclocking)
    GPU : Radeon HD 7870, GTX 660 Ti or GTX 580 which one of these is better for mmo game ??

  3. Best answer
    the i5 would probably be better... but at your resolutions it's unlikely you'll notice it. furthermore you won't be able to afford a good gpu if you go with an i5, and a good gpu is far more important then a good cpu. at the $600 price point an amd cpu makes a lot more sense then an intel (for the most part).

    The 660ti is a little better then the 7870, but again, you won't find one for $180; and frankly, it's hard to beat the value of a 7870GE if you can get it for $180... the 580 is a very nice gpu, but it's also a space heater and power hog, and you won't find one for less then $350, at that price point you're better off with a 7970.
  4. ok, thanks ingtar for the explanation ..
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