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October 24, 2013 8:03:38 PM

Hey, a friend of mine wants to build a PC for $600 (no OS, no shipping/tax, rebates included) in Canada. By gaming, we are talking not 1080p, and we are talking League/OSU and maybe some others (he knows he isn't getting a high end gaming monster). This is what I came up with for him, any suggestions?

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.04 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($55.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($60.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $608.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 23:02 EDT-0400)

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October 24, 2013 8:09:14 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.48 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $608.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 23:08 EDT-0400)

Removed the cpu cooler to put in a better quality case and motherboard.
Also, the RAM you listed is only available at Newegg in a combo deal, so you had to get a different one.

If you can, I would suggest spending an extra $30 for this: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-coole...
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October 24, 2013 8:10:42 PM

I will ask him if he wants an ATX mid tower, I think he wanted mATX. Sorry for forgetting that detail. Thanks for that advice though, if he does want ATX that looks great.
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October 24, 2013 8:13:03 PM

Very nice. The one I put together didn't offer any improvement other than stepping up to a 970 chipset motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.34 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($157.59 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $612.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 23:12 EDT-0400)
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October 24, 2013 8:20:48 PM

@Swordkd: Actually, the R7-260X is a rebranded 7790, which is worse than a 7870. The R9-270X is the rebranded 7870.
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October 24, 2013 8:49:44 PM

realchaos said:
@Swordkd: Actually, the R7-260X is a rebranded 7790, which is worse than a 7870. The R9-270X is the rebranded 7870.


Ahh, Got my new sku's messed up then. Thanx for the correction.
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