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April 24, 2014 8:53:53 PM

Im looking to build a gaming pc with a 600$ budget.
I already have a keyboard and monitor.
I live in the US and these are the specs id like to have but if I can get more bang for my buck upgrades are more then welcome.
OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
I plan on playing Darksouls2, Tera online, LoL, Dota2, Black Desert (Korean MMO in beta), and other future releases all as close to max settings without sacrificing FPS as I can get.
Many thanks :) 

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April 24, 2014 8:59:51 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $584.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 23:59 EDT-0400)
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April 24, 2014 9:04:59 PM

ewok93 you forgot the OS
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April 24, 2014 9:00:42 PM

You can get so much more than that for $600. This is what I recommend.
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April 24, 2014 9:07:09 PM

at your price this is what i would go for
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3DX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3DX/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3DX/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $604.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 00:06 EDT-0400)

this is with rebates so will be more up front
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April 24, 2014 9:09:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($51.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cougar Archon ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $556.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 00:08 EDT-0400)
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April 24, 2014 9:09:36 PM

My bad. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3IT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3IT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3IT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card ($145.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $600.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 00:09 EDT-0400)

Try this.
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April 24, 2014 9:09:45 PM

CTurbo said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3q8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $584.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 23:59 EDT-0400)


+1, and not only that, the 750Ti has way more power than the GTX 465!
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April 24, 2014 9:13:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($58.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($192.91 @ B&H)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $615.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 00:12 EDT-0400)

I mistakenly used Newegg as the only merchant. This has a better graphics card but goes slightly over budget.
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April 24, 2014 9:17:24 PM

ewok93 said:
You can get so much more than that for $600. This is what I recommend.


ewok93 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3y3Oq/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($47.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($58.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($192.91 @ B&H)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $615.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 00:12 EDT-0400)

I mistakenly used Newegg as the only merchant. This has a better graphics card but goes slightly over budget.


Thanks everyone for the input :)  one thing though I doubt I could assemble it myself what would be my options for getting it either pre-assembled when shipped or after they have arrived?
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April 24, 2014 9:19:36 PM

They're actually really pretty easy to assemble. It's mostly screwing things in and then plugging stuff in. You'll be severely limited if you pay for it to be assembled for you. I would be happy to help you out with it.
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April 24, 2014 9:27:12 PM

ewok93 said:
They're actually really pretty easy to assemble. It's mostly screwing things in and then plugging stuff in. You'll be severely limited if you pay for it to be assembled for you. I would be happy to help you out with it.


Thatd be extremely helpful thank you for offering :D 
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