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$600 Budget Build

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December 18, 2013 7:47:36 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2m7Hs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2m7Hs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2m7Hs/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($115.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.77 @ Amazon)
Total: $610.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 01:33 EST-0500)

How does this budget gaming build fair?

I am trying to keep the cost as close to $600 (including windows 7 OS and a cheap keyboard), so any suggestions for improvements/alternatives would be helpful.

Just figured I would run this by a second set of experienced eyes before buying the parts.

Thanks

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December 18, 2013 7:56:05 AM

This is the build i just put together for a friend. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/JpQ
If your looking to go the cheaper route and can't save the extra $100 for the OS then get something along the lines of a R9 270, R7 260X, GTX 650ti, or 650ti Boost instead of the R9 270x to make up for the $100 OS.



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