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How does this budget system look? It will be used for light gaming(TF2, Counterstrike), browsing, Office docs, etc. No overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 250 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $650.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 11:44 EST-0500


I got the Windows 7 Pro for $60. So the total build is $574.
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  1. what is it for?
  2. And what's your max budget? Before or after rebates? You have a part listed from Microcenter. Near one, or ordering online from them?
  3. Demosthenest said:
    what is it for?


    Sorry, I updated original post. Light gaming, browsing, Office docs.
  4. AMDThunder said:
    And what's your max budget? Before or after rebates?


    Budget is $600 after before rebates.
  5. Assuming that $600 budget needs to include the OS, $540 on parts. If you're making a gaming system, my humble suggestion (sans OS). A stronger video card will give you much more game performance than slightly faster RAM:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.24 @ Directron)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.59 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $519.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 11:58 EST-0500

    Cheers!
  6. which games will you be playing?
  7. quilciri said:
    Assuming that $600 budget needs to include the OS, $540 on parts. If you're making a gaming system, my humble suggestion (sans OS). A stronger video card will give you much more game performance than slightly faster RAM:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.24 @ Directron)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.59 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $519.78
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 11:58 EST-0500

    Cheers!


    Those are some nice choices! Thanks. I would like to stick with the ATX motherboard if possible. But it makes perfect sense to spend less on the Ram and more on the video card. :star:
  8. rocko, which games will you be playing?
  9. Best answer
    Okedoke, with full ATX board, then

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.24 @ Directron)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.59 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $531.77
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 12:13 EST-0500
  10. btw, do you live near a microcenter?
  11. Intel version. Memory price manually set, combo deal on newegg with the optical drive for $8 off.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.98)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
    Other: dvd
    Total: $597.69
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 12:20 EST-0500
  12. One other (slightly overbudget) option. If Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 are the most demanding games you will be running, here's a system with a card than can run those games well and an absolute powerhouse CPU. The Haswell 1230+ Xeons are exactly like I7's, but for much cheaper. You can also drop in a much stronger video card down the road without changing any other parts.

    If you live near a microcenter, they currently have this CPU for $190!!!, putting the build back under budget :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ Directron)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 730 1GB Video Card ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.59 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $568.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 12:35 EST-0500

    Enjoy!
  13. quilciri said:
    btw, do you live near a microcenter?


    I do not.
  14. Demosthenest said:
    rocko, which games will you be playing?


    TF2, Counter Strike. Nothing super demanding.
  15. quilciri said:
    One other (slightly overbudget) option. If Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 are the most demanding games you will be running, here's a system with a card than can run those games well and an absolute powerhouse CPU. The Haswell 1230+ Xeons are exactly like I7's, but for much cheaper. You can also drop in a much stronger video card down the road without changing any other parts.

    If you live near a microcenter, they currently have this CPU for $190!!!, putting the build back under budget :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ Directron)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($75.89 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 730 1GB Video Card ($53.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($30.59 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)

    Total: $568.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 12:35 EST-0500

    Enjoy!


    Interesting idea on that CPU. I had no idea. Thanks!
  16. This is more than enough for your needs and would play the games you play on ultra.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cv7KMp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cv7KMp/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $548.56
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 13:06 EST-0500
  17. This should run those games too without any problem:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wv7KMp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wv7KMp/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $424.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-29 13:07 EST-0500
  18. Double post sorry.
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