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I need gaming pc build for 600$

I need a gaming pc build for 600$ and in the price i want it to include windows 8.1 but i do not need a monitor keyboard or mouse It doesn't matter if it is Intel for Amd

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  1. Get a console, it will perform better at your budget
  2. I'll put together a PCpartpicker build to see what's possible. I can't possibly include a monitor in that price though and still remotely call it a "gaming pc."

    I'll post back with a list (USA site).
  3. Fitzitz said:
    Get a console, it will perform better at your budget


    I all ready have a PS3 and a Wii what would be a better budge it is for my brother.
  4. photonboy said:
    I'll put together a PCpartpicker build to see what's possible. I can't possibly include a monitor in that price though and still remotely call it a "gaming pc."

    I'll post back with a list (USA site).


    ok Thanks i can always get a monitor later for now i'll just use my old one
  5. Preferably $800 dollars for components minimum, as well as another $100 dollars for an os
  6. Fitzitz said:
    Preferably $800 dollars for components minimum, as well as another $100 dollars for an os


    Okey that fine do you know of a good build for that price without the OS
  7. $586 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SiX0

    I believe everything is compatible. If I had a little more money I would have changed a few components, but for this price I believe this is the best balance.

    I wasn't comfortable with a cheaper motherboard. Getting a better CPU meant sacrificing on the graphics card etc..

    It "only" has 4GB of DDR3 memory which is fine for most games, but a few really need more (probably BF4) so read the Game Minimum Requirements.

    I would have preferred to have all THESE components as well:
    - FX-6300 CPU (and compatible motherboard)
    - GTX660 (and compatible Power Supply)
    - 8GB DDR3 memory (2x4GB)
  8. Please state your NEW BUDGET, and what that includes (monitor?).

    If it was $800 or $900 including Monitor it would be best to look at my above build and upgrade recommendations but even a $50 difference can change a few components so we need the EXACT budget.

    I'll whip up a new build for $800 that does NOT include a monitor.
  9. Best answer
    $800 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SjFN

    I appreciate constructive criticism.

    The FX-6300 is a six-core CPU but in some games is similar to modern 2-core Intel CPU's. Going forward we will see games using it better compared to a similar CPU with less cores. Again though, picking the proper parts is all about BALANCE estimating with CURRENT and near-future games as well.

    The CPU cooler is there mainly to run QUIETER. You should overclock the CPU but only until until it runs stable which depends on several factors. I generally recommend running MEMTEST then Prime95. www.memtest.org

    Most of the parts are fairly explanatory, though you may wish a different CASE and there may be a better Power Supply for the price.

    Overall, this is a pretty good indication of what $800 will get you and that's fairly nice.

    OTHER:
    I wanted to put in an AMD graphics card for upcoming games like BF4 that support Mantle. However, the cheaper R9-270 Gigabyte card cost $200 but doesn't perform as well as the Asus GTX660 so it's hard to recommend (and Mantle is only supported in BF4 currently).

    If you have any interest in SHADOWPLAY for game recording then the NVidia card is recommended. It's still in Beta but works great. I'm also hoping for an inexpensive STREAMING device that connects to my HDTV. Basically how NVidia Shield works but cheaper and only to connect my HDTV through wi-fi or Etherenet, with a USB port to connect an XBOX controller.

    I think that's coming. I'm hoping for something under $100.

    *Also need to verify whatever motherboard you choose will work with the FX-6300 (or whatever CPU you choose) without a BIOS update.

    DIFFERENT BUDGET?
    If you spent about $950 then I'd just change the CPU to an i5-4670K, and get a compatible motherboard.

    Hard to draw the line for a budget isn't it?
  10. photonboy said:
    $800 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SjFN

    I appreciate constructive criticism.

    The FX-6300 is a six-core CPU but in some games is similar to modern 2-core Intel CPU's. Going forward we will see games using it better compared to a similar CPU with less cores. Again though, picking the proper parts is all about BALANCE estimating with CURRENT and near-future games as well.

    The CPU cooler is there mainly to run QUIETER. You should overclock the CPU but only until until it runs stable which depends on several factors. I generally recommend running MEMTEST then Prime95. www.memtest.org

    Most of the parts are fairly explanatory, though you may wish a different CASE and there may be a better Power Supply for the price.

    Overall, this is a pretty good indication of what $800 will get you and that's fairly nice.

    OTHER:
    I wanted to put in an AMD graphics card for upcoming games like BF4 that support Mantle. However, the cheaper R9-270 Gigabyte card cost $200 but doesn't perform as well as the Asus GTX660 so it's hard to recommend (and Mantle is only supported in BF4 currently).

    *Also need to verify whatever motherboard you choose will work with the FX-6300 (or whatever CPU you choose) without a BIOS update.


    That's a sweet build i think i going to go with it Thanks
  11. photonboy said:
    $586 build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SiX0

    I believe everything is compatible. If I had a little more money I would have changed a few components, but for this price I believe this is the best balance.

    I wasn't comfortable with a cheaper motherboard. Getting a better CPU meant sacrificing on the graphics card etc..

    It "only" has 4GB of DDR3 memory which is fine for most games, but a few really need more (probably BF4) so read the Game Minimum Requirements.

    I would have preferred to have all THESE components as well:
    - FX-6300 CPU (and compatible motherboard)
    - GTX660 (and compatible Power Supply)
    - 8GB DDR3 memory (2x4GB)


    That looks like a good build for my brother computer i'll show it him Thanks
  12. If you need any basic setup/install instructions I can PASTE them right here and you can PRINT them for reference.

    Again, i think my parts are all compatible but I appreciate some confirmation on that.
  13. photonboy said:
    If you need any basic setup/install instructions I can PASTE them right here and you can PRINT them for reference.

    Again, i think my parts are all compatible but I appreciate some confirmation on that.


    instructions would be cool this is going to be my first pc build from what i see all the parts look compatible
  14. *WARNING*
    Some motherboards don't have the BIOS updated to handle certain CPU's.

    The GIGABYTE I link in the $800 build requires REVISION 3 of that model to ship with the necessary BIOS already.

    Some boards have the ability to update the BIOS without a CPU installed.

    THIS ASUS board ($120 after MIR) can do this. It's called USB BIOS FLASHBACK->

    Store link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20

    Support site: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99FX_PRO_R20/

    The more I look at the cost, customer reviews and features, the more I feel very comfortable recommending it in the more expensive build. I also think this board will likely allow a slightly higher overclock on the CPU.

    There's a cheaper Asus board that also has this feature. Reviews aren't quite as good but I'm looking at the BUDGET build: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20

    Other:
    I recommend Windows 8.1 64-bit completely, but also recommend Start8 for $5.

    I also test a lot of games, and have a bit of free time so if you want any recommendations for Steam deals in certain genres feel free to ask. This is to the OP only.

    So ask anything you want, I'll respond but then I'm done.
  15. photonboy said:
    *WARNING*
    Some motherboards don't have the BIOS updated to handle certain CPU's.

    The GIGABYTE I link in the $800 build requires REVISION 3 of that model to ship with the necessary BIOS already.

    Some boards have the ability to update the BIOS without a CPU installed.

    THIS ASUS board ($120 after MIR) can do this. It's called USB BIOS FLASHBACK->

    Store link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20

    Support site: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99FX_PRO_R20/

    The more I look at the cost, customer reviews and features, the more I feel very comfortable recommending it in the more expensive build. I also think this board will likely allow a slightly higher overclock on the CPU.

    There's a cheaper Asus board that also has this feature. Reviews aren't quite as good but I'm looking at the BUDGET build: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20

    Other:
    I recommend Windows 8.1 64-bit completely, but also recommend Start8 for $5.

    I also test a lot of games, and have a bit of free time so if you want any recommendations for Steam deals in certain genres feel free to ask. This is to the OP only.

    So ask anything you want, I'll respond but then I'm done.


    Thanks for the info if i run into any problems i'll now know what to check for do you have any tip for a first time pc build i am going to build 2 one for me with is the 800$ one and the 600$ one for my brother
  16. photonboy said:
    *WARNING*
    Some motherboards don't have the BIOS updated to handle certain CPU's.

    The GIGABYTE I link in the $800 build requires REVISION 3 of that model to ship with the necessary BIOS already.

    Some boards have the ability to update the BIOS without a CPU installed.

    THIS ASUS board ($120 after MIR) can do this. It's called USB BIOS FLASHBACK->

    Store link: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20

    Support site: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A99FX_PRO_R20/

    The more I look at the cost, customer reviews and features, the more I feel very comfortable recommending it in the more expensive build. I also think this board will likely allow a slightly higher overclock on the CPU.

    There's a cheaper Asus board that also has this feature. Reviews aren't quite as good but I'm looking at the BUDGET build: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20

    Other:
    I recommend Windows 8.1 64-bit completely, but also recommend Start8 for $5.

    I also test a lot of games, and have a bit of free time so if you want any recommendations for Steam deals in certain genres feel free to ask. This is to the OP only.

    So ask anything you want, I'll respond but then I'm done.


    So do you think i should go with these motherboards whit the 800$ and 600$ build and not the ones you first recommend in PC part builder
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