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$500-$600 budget, looking to build a sweet gaming PC, looking for parts suggestions!

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February 27, 2014 11:29:21 PM

Hey, 1st time here. I came here on a recommendation from my friend. I would like to build a gaming PC. My budget is around $500, I can go up to $600 around. I was looking at buying a i5 4670x, but i'm not an expert. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
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February 27, 2014 11:49:53 PM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.36 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $590.02

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February 28, 2014 1:07:24 PM

For $5-600 you won't be able to build a balanced system with an i5 CPU.

In the build above, you will be OK without the CPU cooler and you can use that comes with the CPU retail box. If you think you want to dabble in overclocking, get the extra cooler. I would put the $30 for the cooler towards a Blu Ray player unless you happen to already own one. I never was much into them till I got one and started comparing quality between my DVD movies I saved as DIVX files to my Blu Ray movies I saved as H232 files.
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February 28, 2014 1:44:13 PM

Here is a build with windows.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Total: $608.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 16:43 EST-0500)
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March 1, 2014 6:42:31 AM

Hmm... Those Builds were great, and Here's my Recommendation assuming that you already have a legal copy of Windows and also reducing the HDD size to 500Gb :
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328QK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328QK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328QK/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial V4 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($42.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($192.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $608.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 09:38 EST-0500)

Well, If you could increase the budget Slight more, you could get the More powerful R9 270X. I know that R'HD 7870 is becoming Previous Gen. Card but still it produces more Power than the R9 270.
The CPU is also more Powerful if you want some Computing Power assuming you haven't described your works you would do. Also, An SSD would Increase overall system Speed on that system. You could use that as a Cache SSD.
That CX430 would be able to Handle that whole system if you are not into Over clocking.
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March 1, 2014 6:45:58 AM

In Comparison to the GTX 750 Ti, Guys I'd recommend the Previous Gen. GTX 660.
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March 1, 2014 12:29:15 PM

I would rather spend the extra $2 for twice the storage, and sure wouldn't want a 5400rpm, drive. :lol:  Actually, you can get a 1tb now for less than $1 more. Also, single channel ram will hurt performance. I also have mail in rebates turned off. Prices are fluctuating a fair amount lately too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
Total: $606.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 15:32 EST-0500)
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March 1, 2014 12:36:37 PM

I modified that AMD build with MIR turned on. If you are willing to deal with MIR's this is a good choice for sure.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial V4 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($42.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($192.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $610.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 15:35 EST-0500)
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March 1, 2014 7:12:04 PM

Though both of the above builds are nice but I went for the FX 8320 keeping in mind if he would ever do any processing work.
Other wise the system is pretty good.
Also, Lowering some resolution will effect performance greatly by increasing FPS.
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