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November 26, 2013 8:48:15 PM

I need a good gaming pc for under $700. I'm starting from scratch so I will need everything but the monitor. Any suggestions will be helpful

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November 26, 2013 9:16:41 PM

Under budget once all the Mail-in-Rebates come in, hope it works for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.22 @ Mwave)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $693.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 00:16 EST-0500)

The fx6350 is only 12 dollars more than the fx6300, so for that price I'd get this one. Could save the money though if needed. You'll want an aftermarket cooler eventually(sooner preferably), and that should run you about 30 dollars.

Solid motherboard on the cheap side, but it's decent.

Ram goes up and down, so right now this is what will work within the budget.

Standard 1tb HDD.

Great price on this video card. Definitely the one to get.

Solid case at 50 dollars, the MiR makes this a sure-purchase.

Good quality Psu with enough wattage to support an overclocked Cpu.

Standard optical drive. Still need it to install Windows, other than that, I don't really use mine. If you have a friend that has one, borrow it and save the money.

I copied my basic gaming set-up. I use a cheap usb keyboard, and have a slightly expensive mouse. Logitech makes solid mice, and believe it or not, Microsoft makes good mice/keyboards. I've loved every one of theirs I've ever used.
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