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Need Help on a 500-600$ mid range Intel or AMD gaming rig.

I would like to build a 500-600$ gaming rig. Want to run crysis on mid, bf3 mid to high, far cry 3 mid to high. Just want to know if I can change any thing or you guys can think of a better build. Thanks for your help in advance!

What I have so far

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vlh1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vlh1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vlh1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.29 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($154.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $658.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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  1. Best answer
    I would get an fx-6300.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.29 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $638.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 12:41 EDT-0400)

    Better CPU for the games listed. Better GPU overall by a decent margin. Better PSU by a LONG SHOT.
  2. tiny voices said:
    I would get an fx-6300.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.29 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $638.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 12:41 EDT-0400)

    Better CPU for the games listed. Better GPU overall by a decent margin. Better PSU by a LONG SHOT.


    Ok great thanks. Now do you think this would sell as a low to mid range computer?
  3. Its a very solid mid range computer. Are you trying to build it and sell it? If you you are going to lose money. 100% guaranteed.

    This can play thr games you listed comfortably at medium settings and possibly on a mix of medium and high.
  4. tiny voices said:
    Its a very solid mid range computer. Are you trying to build it and sell it? If you you are going to lose money. 100% guaranteed.

    This can play thr games you listed comfortably at medium settings and possibly on a mix of medium and high.


    How would I be losing money if I tried to sell it?
  5. Unless you are an established AAA company, you can't buy parts and build a system and sell it for a profit effectively. No one is going to pay for 'used' parts with new parts money. Yes you may never power it on, but because you are a person not a corp., the computer will be used as soon as you put it together. Sorry. There are threads here about this all the time and it always ends the same. You will not make a profit. Sorry.
  6. tiny voices said:
    Unless you are an established AAA company, you can't buy parts and build a system and sell it for a profit effectively. No one is going to pay for 'used' parts with new parts money. Yes you may never power it on, but because you are a person not a corp., the computer will be used as soon as you put it together. Sorry. There are threads here about this all the time and it always ends the same. You will not make a profit. Sorry.


    Hmm ok so is there anything I could do to sell a computer like this or should I raise my budget and sell a computer better?
  7. no matter what budget you have, the price will always be reduced
  8. Socalsfinest08 said:
    tiny voices said:
    Unless you are an established AAA company, you can't buy parts and build a system and sell it for a profit effectively. No one is going to pay for 'used' parts with new parts money. Yes you may never power it on, but because you are a person not a corp., the computer will be used as soon as you put it together. Sorry. There are threads here about this all the time and it always ends the same. You will not make a profit. Sorry.


    Hmm ok so is there anything I could do to sell a computer like this or should I raise my budget and sell a computer better?


    No matter how much or little you spend on the build, you will lose money regardless. Unless you are a large company, you cannot sell a computer for profit.
  9. yoyotech just closed the shops cos they couldnt run a profit and they are experts
  10. tiny voices said:
    I would get an fx-6300.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.29 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $638.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 12:41 EDT-0400)

    Better CPU for the games listed. Better GPU overall by a decent margin. Better PSU by a LONG SHOT.


    Socalsfinest08 said:
    tiny voices said:
    I would get an fx-6300.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.29 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $638.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 12:41 EDT-0400)

    Better CPU for the games listed. Better GPU overall by a decent margin. Better PSU by a LONG SHOT.


    Ok great thanks. Now do you think this would sell as a low to mid range computer?


    whats the price for the memmory you didnt include it in the parts price
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