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Need Help on Budget Gaming PC Build

Hello,

So I thought I'd be upgrading an old PC for this, but it pooped out on me. Looks like I'm building my own, but would love some input on what parts to get.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully January or sooner

Budget Range: $600 or less after all rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming primarily, some downloading and photo editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No preference

Overclocking: Honestly, no clue. So I suppose no preference?

Additional Comments: Since this will be used primarily for gaming, it would be great if I could start off playing at high settings without worrying about lag. I know for a $600 budget I won't get a whole lot, but when I have more disposable income I will likely upgrade a few select parts to get a better performance.

Thanks so much in advance!
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  1. Go with AMD CPU and use this to try it for yourself. http://pcpartpicker.com/
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1352011&cm_sp=DIY_PC_Combos-_-1352011-_-Combo
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14Ucm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14Ucm/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/14Ucm/benchmarks/

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $199.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 17:22 EDT-0400)
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-600-KKN2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $589.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 17:26 EDT-0400)
  4. zightbaoe said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-600-KKN2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $589.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-10 17:26 EDT-0400)


    That's really nice. I would get 2x4gb ram because 8gb is the new standard. I use 4+Gb ram on daily especally when gaming and video/pic rendering. I'm not sure that PSU will cut it with AMD CPU and Heavy GPU, I'd get 600W.
  5. Thanks so much, everyone. zightbaoe provided a build that fits perfectly within my budget (even a little lower than I had hoped!) and will get the gaming performance I want. WarWolverineWarrior, I will likely use that $30 case though!
  6. catletta said:
    Thanks so much, everyone. zightbaoe provided a build that fits perfectly within my budget (even a little lower than I had hoped!) and will get the gaming performance I want. WarWolverineWarrior, I will likely use that $30 case though!


    No problem. Make sure you get the case fans too. Try LED blue.
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