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Budget Gaming PC (Less than $600)

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October 22, 2013 3:47:20 PM

Hello guys,

I want to build a budget gaming pc (less than $600) and here's what I came up with:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $587.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-22 18:44 EDT-0400)

I only play League of Legends, Smite and Warframe on my current PC (Dell XPS 720: old as dirt). I already ordered a video card because the one in my Dell took a crap on me a couple days ago. I'm sticking a 650 Ti in it for now, so that's the card I'll be using for this build. I was thinking about throwing a couple fans on the case for added air flow along with an aftermarket CPU cooler.

I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse, so no need to add those.

Tell me what you guys think!


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a c 485 4 Gaming
October 22, 2013 4:25:08 PM

Looks good.
The stock intel cooler will do the job. It might get noisy under load, but temps will be ok.

Your parts will run relatively cool. I might defer on the extra fans and see how you do first. I doubt you will need them.

Do you have a ssd or hard drive for the os?
I highly suggest a SSD. A 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. You can add a hard drive later.