Gaming PC near 600$

Hi everyone,
I have been reading around at some requested builds but havnt found one that seems to be hitting me quite right. Heres my dealio

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 months.

BUDGET RANGE: 400-550, possible 600 if needed, preferably Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming only


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Speakers, Mouse, and Keyboard, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com/ ANY u suggest that are reliable

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type, don't really care.

OVERCLOCKING: Whichever i need to reach my price range for games

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Whichever i need to reach my price range for games

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 17-19


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just graduated college and got a job so ill have some money in the next month or two so Im looking to be able to play the brand new PC intensive games that have just released and will be releasing in the next year or so, i am requesting the best possible performance pc for the money and it will need to last at least 2 years. Thank you all so much in advance!!!

here are some system specs a game i have been wanting to play has its called Continent of the Ninth or C9 not sure how high these spec are but i hear world of warcraft is not so pc intensive so any other games that are harder to handle i would like to run well

System requirements

Minimum:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ or Intel single-core 2.4GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon 9800 or Geforce 6600 series
Directx: Direct X 9,0C
4 GB of free space

Recommended:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ or Intel dual-core 3.0GHz
RAM: 1 GB
Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 1900, Geforce 8000 series
Directx: Direct X 9,0C
6 GB of free space

and

# AMD Athlon 64 3000 or Intel CoreDuo 4000
# 1GB RAM
# Graphic Card GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1550 256 MB
# Sound Card Sound Blaster Audigy
# DirectX 9
# 16x DVD or 32x CD-ROM
# 18 Gb free space on hard disk
# Broadband link with uplink 256kbps, downlink 1024kbps
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  1. I see you added some info, maybe this is too much for your needs.

    GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 + AMD Athlon II X3 440
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.436592
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231278
    SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    Antec Three Hundred + Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.432083

    $577.90

    Edit: Forgot the DVD RW

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151193
  2. $453AR
  3. Hey guys thanks for the quick replies will either of those setups be able to play the new and upcomming games on high settings with at least 45 fps? And also the specs I posted are a bit lower than I actually want, those are just the bare minimums to run a game called c9 so I would like something much more capable of running much higher end games, will those set ups do it?
  4. Two months out is just about six or seven weeks early to be choosing parts. Prices change, combo-deals change.
    But you'll be able to do a lot better than the recommended system requirements. For example:

    Combo-deal: Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz and MSI 880GMA-E45 880G MB $168
    4GB A-Data DDR3 1333 RAM $95
    Sony Optiarc DVD Burner $20
    Combo-deal: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD and OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W PSU $100 and $20 rebate
    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB video card $95 and $15 rebate
    Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Case $40 and $10 rebate
    $518 plus $45 in rebates

    This should give you an idea the type of system you'll be able to get for ~$500. In six or seven weeks we might be able to do even a bit better.
  5. Skimedman said:
    so I would like something much more capable of running much higher end games, will those set ups do it?
    Almost certainly, yes.
  6. Alright awesome guys!!! I will check back with you guys in a few weeks when I'm closer to the cash!!! Thank you all again!! My dreams of getting rid of my 2001 gateway laptop are soon to be over haha. I was playing wow with 5 fps alone questing haha
  7. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
  8. Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W $150.00
    ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 $134.99
    Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer $89.00 (upgrade later)
    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $89.00 after rebate
    HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB $184.99 (after rebate) or GTX 460 1GB
    AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel $39.99 (after rebate)
    LG Black 22X DVD+R SATA 22X DVD Burner $17.99

    If you look around @ Tigerdirect, NewEgg, Amazon, Mwave, you can find deals on each item.
    I hope this gives you a reference point too start.
    Don
  9. Anonymous said:
    Intel Core i3-550 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W $150.00
    ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 $134.99
    Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer $89.00 (upgrade later)
    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $89.00 after rebate
    HIS iCooler V H583FN1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB $184.99 (after rebate) or GTX 460 1GB
    AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel $39.99 (after rebate)
    LG Black 22X DVD+R SATA 22X DVD Burner $17.99

    If you look around @ Tigerdirect, NewEgg, Amazon, Mwave, you can find deals on each item.
    I hope this gives you a reference point too start.
    Don
    Did you leave out a power supply?
  10. SILVERSTONE OP650 650W $89.00
  11. FYI
    My System
    Asus P5E (775) MB
    Core 2 E6750 (OC 3.2) CPU
    Corsair DDR2 PC1066 (4GB) Dominator
    X-FI XtremeGamer PCI
    Silverstone OP650
    LG DVD
    BFG 8800 GT (512 MB) (1GB would have been better)
    Cooler Master 692 case (hard drive cage removed for best air flow)
    I can run Stalker COP on High/Max with No AA/AF (avg 50-70 FPS) (35-50 if there’s a lot of buildings)
    I usually don't have a problem playing most games @ Min High to High with no AA/AF, be on that I don't see much of a difference.
    The only thing I will be upgrading will be my GPU (HD5850 or wait for ATI 6000 series
    So what I referenced to you should be fine for games now and the next year or two.
    Don
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