~$600 Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: May 3, 2010 5:29 AM in Systems Share minifig May 2, 2010 4:48:16 PM Hey, I'm looking to help a friend who wants to buy a new PC. He was going to buy some off-the-line Gateway crap, but I talked him out of it. Here's what he's looking for: APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this month. Probably ordering the parts this week BUDGET RANGE: Anywhere around $600 (i.e. $610 is fine, but he doesn't want the price to keep going up and up. After Rebates) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies, internet streaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (He has a copy of Windows 7 64 bit) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, microcenter.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: I know it's really weird, but he says his monitor resolution is 1360x768... I hope that doesn't mean much as far as compatibility is concerned. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet would be preferable. I've done some looking around here and on Newegg, and here's what I was thinking I'd recommend to him: AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor & GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo: $158.98 After Rebate SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 Antec Two Hundred(v2) Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo: $82.98 after Rebate XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 Total: $583.80 (After Shipping and MIR) Any recommended changes would be appreciated. Thank you! More about : 600 gaming batuchka May 3, 2010 5:29:31 AM Thats a tad high to be paying for what effectively is value RAMs so how about a smallish top up for a pair of 1333/CL7 Ballistix? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumGaming pc under 600 $ please help Forum600 dollar gaming PC build, help? Forum600 $ Gaming PC ForumLooking to get a decent gaming pc on a $ 600 -$700 budget ForumGaming pc for $ 600 Forum$500-$ 600 Gaming /School PC ForumHELP: Suggest a budget gaming PC build under $ 600 including monitor Forum500$- 600 $ budget gaming pc ForumGaming pc under 600 Forum$ 600 -$650 Gaming PC for SWTOR Forum600 $ Gaming PC Forum$500- 600 Budget gaming PC Forum$ 600 Gaming PC ForumNeed advice for a 600 to 700$ gaming pc build ForumBuilding a Gaming PC for no more than $ 600 ForumWhat am I missing? $ 600 budget gaming pc ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum$2200 gaming build ready to hit buy button today ForumBudget 850 Euros/Gaming Rig Forum[Solved] Gaming system 4 $1100 ! need help plz! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !