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July 2, 2014 12:42:50 PM

I know the question has been asked many times, but I'm going to ask anyways. I need a $600 gaming PC with $650 being my max budget. Here's the little list of what I know I want-
-Don't care if it's AMD or Intel
-Need it to be able to run games like League of Legends at decent graphics with good performance
-Don't need a CD/DVD drive
-8GB of RAM would be nice, but not required
-A graphics card that can support dual monitor

Thanks guys!

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July 2, 2014 12:49:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $639.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 1:01:36 PM

If your needs are that basic, then even a $500 pc would be fine. Just saying :p 

Here's an amd build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R7 265 2GB royalQueen Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($48.91 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $615.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

P.S The prices for parts has gone up so much in the past 2 weeks...
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July 2, 2014 1:33:48 PM

jaraldo said:
P.S The prices for parts has gone up so much in the past 2 weeks...


Will the prices come back down or should I be buying now before they go up more?

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a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 1:37:48 PM

Only a crystal ball can tell you that. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 1:40:56 PM

I was just making an observation to be honest :p 

The power supplies for example are $20 over-priced. Even the graphics cards seem a bit high. It's only adding on like $40-50 but I'm used to making $600 builds with r9 270's and including those XFX power supplies no problem. ($50 out of a $500 budget is quite a bit)

Speaking of the r9 270, if you wanted to add one in for $10 more you could.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Infact it's the same price as the r7 265 with rebate, so get the r9 270 instead.
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July 2, 2014 1:42:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($139.20 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $635.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 1:55:15 PM

Darn! how did I miss that XFX 650w :p  Nice deal

Either way james, I think if you want to upgrade your CPU in the next 1-2 years, go with intel. However if you don't, I feel that the 6300 will give you better performance for gaming in general.

If LoL is the only game you plan on playing for awhile, then any of these builds will do the trick.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 2:33:40 PM

Thanks, just make sure you switch in the r9 270 and that XFX 650 into the AMD build if you get it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($169.20 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $661.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Not sure why the rebates for the XFX 650w and r9 270 aren't showing up. But it takes $50 off the price.

Edit: add on a $15 optical drive if you think you'll need one

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