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Noob looking for help with 600$ budget.

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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  1. 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)
  2. ewok93 you forgot the OS
  3. You can get so much more than that for $600. This is what I recommend.
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Best answer
    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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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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