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$600 Gaming Rig (mATX preferred)

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January 20, 2014 8:22:31 PM

I'm aiming to have a system within the next couple months (what with my federal refund coming in) that will be a nice upgrade to my current toaster of a laptop (still on an old P4 processor in this thing).

General hope is that it can achieve workable FPS (at least 30-60) on titles like League of Legends or Civilization V.

I'm not looking for an omnipotent machine on a budget but I figured if anywhere could come up with a solution it would be y'all. I've been following some of the builds that come from here and am amazed at a good deal of them. If what I want can't be done in my price range feel free to push the budget up no more than $200.

That said, if it can be done cheaper I'd love for that to happen as well for obvious reasons.

Thanks in advance;

Frostfyre

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January 20, 2014 8:30:50 PM

This is my sub $500 build I made up a couple of days ago for someone, but the processor isn't out yet:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64-GT 25.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($8.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M PRO4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Other: AMD A8 7600 ($119.99)
Total: $486.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 23:30 EST-0500)

That, or you can bump the processor up to a 7850K that came out last week. The FM2+ is a good board for the future, and the processor has the graphics almost equivalent to a HD7750.
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