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February 5, 2014 5:23:46 AM

I would like to build a PC for mainly playing games, such as Skyrim, Dark souls, Final Fantasy XIV, etc. I would like to run these on the highest quality if possible.

Approximate Purchase Date: Feb, 20th-25th

Budget Range: $500-$650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, online videos, web surfing, Homework

Are you buying a monitor: No

Doyou need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Location: Kentucky

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

More about : 500 650 gaming

a c 302 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 5:43:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.09 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($194.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $627.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 08:43 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 5:47:32 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $650.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 08:47 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 6:01:20 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($195.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Archon ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $654.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 09:00 EST-0500)

February 5, 2014 7:49:40 AM

I am not real good with this stuff, which of these builds would be my best bet?
a c 302 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 11:09:39 AM

My build or Screamin34Egl's are the best. His has a slightly better GPU (3-7% more powerful), but costs more. Everything else is basically the same.
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