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$700 full gaming rig?

I don't believe my last thread posted so here it I again
I am building a rig for my friend for xmas budget is $700.
all he does is game and watch youtube
I haven't been following current trends so I am a bit lost on best bang for buck.
I was thinking a amd FX and a 760
screen will be a 60 inch led Samsung 1080p
he would of course like to play all games on ultra but I don't think that is possible with $700
would like ssd and HDD storage setup
I purchase from newegg.com
need full rig: case, ram, etc.
I know how to stable overclock so that shouldn't be an issue if necessary
I tend to chose EVGA for GPU and corsair for PS but I am open to alternatives
going to be air cooled
this will be his first gaming PC

I personally have a
i7 920
gtx 580 1.5gb
evga x58 mobo
corsair hx600
gtx 250 512 (phyx)
6 GB gskill 1333
azza case (yuck)
hyper212
3 1.5 tb Seagate
500gb Seagate
Hauppauge 2250
(It struggles on BF4 with auto settings but I think the weird frame drop is due to only 1.5gb on vram since gpuz shows about 1460mb useage)
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  1. Does that budget include an OS? Also with that budget there is no way to fit an SSD in it and keep that GPU.
  2. I have OS already hmm maybe a hybrid drive then
  3. he hates win 8 so it will be 7 64 bit ultimate
  4. I assume that a more powerful gpu is better than an ssd in gaming still?
  5. Best answer
    Here is the best that I could do. I picket the 8320 because it was only $20 more than the 6300, and more than worth that extra money. I know I went slightly over but there wasn't really anywhere to cut money from unless you wanted to go really low end. Also I know I got 2133Mhz RAM, but it was cheaper than lower speeds so why not?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $756.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 11:10 EST-0500)
  6. Cordell Roberson said:
    I assume that a more powerful gpu is better than an ssd in gaming still?


    That is correct. An SSD only decreases loading times.
  7. Might aswell drop the ssd so that it would not exceed 700$
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.25 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $736.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 11:24 EST-0500)
  8. that's more like it I have to buy from new egg because of some obtuse reason they don't want it purchased anywhere else
  9. i assume an intel solution would be overbudget? I hate $700 budgets it always leaves me feeling like there is too much compromise
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