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Looking for the best gaming PC that I can get for $500-$600.

I already have the OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse so those don't need to be included. I want to know what build is going to give me maximum performance for this price range. Thank you in advance for all suggestions!
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    My opinion! Watch Dogs has proven that more cores is better in future games (that are probably also cross platform to the multi-core consoles).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $590.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 13:35 EDT-0400)
  2. fatboyslimerr said:
    My opinion! Watch Dogs has proven that more cores is better in future games (that are probably also cross platform to the multi-core consoles).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $590.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 13:35 EDT-0400)


    would a water cooler be better such as the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler?
  3. Do not buy a low end water cooler. They are a waste of money. Air coolers have great value for their prices. Only buy a water cooler if u r building a very high end overclocking machine. High end water coolers are the only choice.
  4. charanjit1998 said:
    Do not buy a low end water cooler. They are a waste of money. Air coolers have great value for their prices. Only buy a water cooler if u r building a very high end overclocking machine. High end water coolers are the only choice.


    Okay thank you.
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