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New Gaming PC Build for about $600

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October 30, 2013 2:07:42 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: about $600, After Rebates, Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, streaming movies, watching blu-rays

Are you buying a monitor: No, I plan to hook this up to my 1080p, 40" TV

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but this doesn't need to be included in the price.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon, newegg

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Parts Preferences: the best for the money

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (What does this get me? Sorry, new to PC building)

Your Monitor Resolution: 40" 1080p TV

Additional Comments: A quiet PC would be nice as it will be in my living room.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My PS3 died and I think PC gaming is the way I want to go.

I put this together on PC part picker, but I'm not sure if this is a good build or if I'm making dumb choices.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ B&H)
Total: $635.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 17:05 EDT-0400)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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October 30, 2013 3:26:36 PM

Your build is more heading towards gaming. I would balance it out and get an i3 or i5 and a 7870 or 7850.
October 30, 2013 3:58:25 PM

A solid build config 1 - the cpu is not strong but once you have 150 or more you can upgrade to the i5 cpu. but you have and ssd where only the OS and important stuff should be meaning video, fotos games and alike (this include other application) can be on the other storage device.
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November 1, 2013 2:41:18 PM

SLI or CrossFire will only work half the time because most games dont support SLI/Crossfire, but SLI/Crossfire is good for video editing.

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November 1, 2013 2:57:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.56 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($45.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $604.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 17:56 EDT-0400)

Add a cpu cooler in the future if you want to overclock.
Put in a Blu-Ray drive since you want to watch blu-rays.
Should play games nicely.
November 3, 2013 3:21:29 PM

Is there a microcenter near you? If so, here is my best choice

Processer: amd fx 8320
Gpu: gtx 660 ti[/quote]
Power supply: evga 500w
Ram: 8gb 1600
Case: diablotek evo
Motherboard: gigabyte ga78lmt
Dvd drive:lg 24x±RW_DL_Drive_-_Bare_Drive