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$500-600 Gaming PC [Need Help]

Hi everyone I'm looking to build my first gaming PC but unfortunately I only have a budget of $550-600 and I was hoping if that would be enough to play games like World of Warcraft, Garry's Mod, Minecraft, and possibly Battlefield.
I've tried building my own but I don't know if the parts work.

I need everything but a monitor and a mouse. Also I prefer Windows 7. Any help is appreciated :)
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  1. Have a look at this site, it gives you a good starting point on what you should buy at that price level.
    http://choosemypc.net/build/?budget=600&oc=false&hddsize=false&ssdsize=false&options=os
    Also, PCpartpicker has a built in compatability test, very handy.
  2. Oh ok thank you I will have a look, but I also have another question I was wondering since I have Windows 7 on my laptop is it possible to get Windows 7 on my computer I'm going to build to save money?
  3. if the win7 came with the laptop, it is most likely oem, so you cannot transfer it to your desktop.
    or did i misunderstood?
  4. Best answer
    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: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $607.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:41 EDT-0400)

    or

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $615.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:43 EDT-0400)

    I would go for the first one and a 7850 instead of the 7770 if you can afford it. Both builds are great and can run the games you want on high settings :)
  5. RazerZ said:
    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: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $607.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:41 EDT-0400)

    or

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $615.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:43 EDT-0400)

    I would go for the first one and a 7850 instead of the 7770 if you can afford it. Both builds are great and can run the games you want on high settings :)


    Oh nice! Thank you for the builds but for the CPU cooler do I need to buy thermal paste with it? I was watching a building guide video and it said you need paste with aftermarket coolers
  6. th3pk3rkyle said:
    RazerZ said:
    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: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $607.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:41 EDT-0400)

    or

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: V7 Standard PS/2 Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.36 @ Amazon)
    Total: $615.24
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 20:43 EDT-0400)

    I would go for the first one and a 7850 instead of the 7770 if you can afford it. Both builds are great and can run the games you want on high settings :)


    Oh nice! Thank you for the builds but for the CPU cooler do I need to buy thermal paste with it? I was watching a building guide video and it said you need paste with aftermarket coolers


    Thermal paste comes with the CPU cooler.
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