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Decent 650-700 dollar gaming pc

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Tri-X Toxic Video Card ($237.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Raidmax ATX-298WBP ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $675.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 00:24 EDT-0400)

I know the ram and PSU are lacking but those are both can be changed later.
Suggestions are greatly appreciated. :)
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  1. everything looks great to me except the motherboard you picked out is a micro atx size, you should get a full atx sized motherboard as it will have more features for near the same price. get a better power supply like you said, and drop windows 7 and use windows 8.
  2. Best answer
    never cheap out on PSU :)
    raidmax will most likely fail at the first use with that requirement
    you may start from this build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $664.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 00:56 EDT-0400)
  3. nikoli707 said:
    everything looks great to me except the motherboard you picked out is a micro atx size, you should get a full atx sized motherboard as it will have more features for near the same price. get a better power supply like you said, and drop windows 7 and use windows 8.


    Personally I don't like windows 8. I have a laptop that runs it and i don't like it.
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    never cheap out on PSU :)
    raidmax will most likely fail at the first use with that requirement
    you may start from this build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $664.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 00:56 EDT-0400)


    If possible I would like to keep the current video card.
  5. CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.49 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.50 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Tri-X Toxic Video Card ($237.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.49 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Total: $713.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 01:37 EDT-0400)
    i am able to go over budget a little.
  6. it is possible, but fyi gtx 760 which is more powerful than 270X is around the same price
    gtx 760 is usually listed in $230-250 price range

    so i believe, unless it costs lower than $220, 270X isnt a good option
  7. AMD Radeon said:
    it is possible, but fyi gtx 760 which is more powerful than 270X is around the same price
    gtx 760 is usually listed in $230-250 price range

    so i believe, unless it costs lower than $220, 270X isnt a good option


    I prefer AMD over Nvidia. thats the only reason why i chose the 270x over the GTX 760. I can get the gigabyte 270x version for 199, but i have had a better track record with sapphire.
  8. agree, sapphire is the best amd card manufacturer
    last month sapphire 270X was as cheap as $199
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