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Help me with this $600 gaming pc build! (for a friend)

Hello everyone, I'm helping a friend with this gaming pc, and he wants power. We both play Battlefield 4, Minecraft, garrys mod, and skyrim. So, I'm not a pro builder, like some here in the forums, but some help would be nice :)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2twKd
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  1. Does he need an OS, monitor, keyboard, or mouse?
  2. You're still missing an OS, optical drive and power supply. However I assume it's the power supply you want help with now.
    I'd recommend a 400W or 450W PSU from either Antec, XFX or Corsair. They should be quite affordable.
  3. he has the OS, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. And he doesn't need a CD/DVD drive.
  4. I'm unsure what your asking if its about the build its fine but you also need OS (I recommend Windows 7 OEM) Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse ? Also don't go cheap on the PSU because if it fails you are putting the whole system at risk get a good make like corsair.
  5. Check this PSU, it should be within budget and work well with the rest of the components.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430
  6. I would like someone to build a better 600$ for me, i know some people here can do a lot better then me
  7. No you have a good start! I would recommend this power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012
  8. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $591.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

    The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.
  9. Silv3rAc3 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $591.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

    The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.


    ohhh yeah, that's good. BF4 runs ultra on 40 fps, with a bit overclocking, he might get 50-60fps!
  10. CPU - AMD FX-6300
    Motherboard - ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS
    Video Card - Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X
    RAM - Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB 1600MHz
    HDD – Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    Case - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
    Power Supply - Antec VP-450
    Optical Drive – Samsung Optical Drive

    Here you go you still need Windows 7,Keyboard,Mouse and Monitor
  11. Daniel Sudakov said:
    Silv3rAc3 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($196.13 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $591.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-31 20:52 EST-0500)

    The R9 270X is just a rebranded 7870 that will only give you 2-5 more FPS. I had change the case because the motherboard came with USB 3.0 headers while the NZXT Source 210 didn't have those on the front. I hope your friend enjoys.


    ohhh yeah, that's good. BF4 runs ultra on 40 fps, with a bit overclocking, he might get 50-60fps!


    Thanks. I hope your friend likes it. Be sure to choose a solution to your question. It will benefit other members.
  12. If you decide to overclock, be sure to pick up a third-party CPU cooler sometime. Those tend to do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. You can always replace the stock cooler later on though.
  13. For a third party cooler I recommend the cooler master tx3. It keeps your processor cool and since it clips in just like the intel fan, there's no need to take the motherboard out. It's only $20 too
  14. Yeah, for overclocking, and better cooling, I'm telling him to get a cooler master hyper evo 212. It's good, and I like it! It keeps my i5 4670K 4.4ghz cool :) It's only 30 bucks :D
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