Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is this a good $600 gaming PC build?

Last response: in Components
Share
a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:12:34 PM

Very - nice picks.

Only thing I would say to you is that 1) you have an mATX board, so you might as well get a micro atx case and have a smaller computer, yes? And 2) you're in the middle of Newegg's, Tiger Direct's, and Amazon's sales leading up to black friday, and then you'll have black friday, so you're probably going to be able to get better parts if you keep an eye out for deals. Mainly I'd look for a cheap SSD and a better graphics card if you can find it. (And obviously a case and better deals on what you already want.)

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
November 17, 2013 9:23:15 PM
Share

looks solid to me. though i might have gone with this build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($170.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $628.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 00:22 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 4:34:48 AM

I agree with ingtar33,although imo it probably could be made closer towards the $600 that your budget is.

If you still want to stick with the FM2 set-up i would go for the next,

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24erf

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24erf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/24erf/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($200.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $590.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 08:34 EST-0500)
!