Homebuilt Budget/Gaming/Office PC ~$600

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this week (11/1/10-11/8/10)

Budget Range: $600 maximum Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Autodesk Inventor 2010, MMORPG Gaming (Perfect World International to be specific), Microsoft Office, Internet Browsing, Streaming Video, Playing Music

Parts Not Required: Computer Case, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,, other websites are fine but these are just what I'm familiar with. :p

Country of Origin: United States of America

Parts Preferences: I have been partial to Intel and Nvidia, but realise my budget is low so I'll take what I can get. ;)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: at least 1280x1024

Additional Comments: My old Dell laptop I've had for years finaly quit on me unexpectantly this morning. Got some major Inventor assignments due for college soon and need a decent computer up and running. I had plans on saving up and building a pure gaming PC, which is why I have the case already, so I would like it to be good enough to handle what I've currently listed and be upgradable over time. My current budget is maxed at $600 and I'm having a hard time figuring out a good build for that price. I can get Windows 7 Professsional for free through a program at college. I will need a wirless card; I'm not allowed to run ethernet cables through my current residence. Any and all help/advice/builds will be greatly appreciated. :D Let me know if I missed any important information that will be needed, I think I covered as much as I can though. Thanks in advance!
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    here's a $600 build for you. $596 plus shipping:

    ASRock 770 Motherboard: 59.99

    AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1 GHz Processor: $120.99

    G.Skill 4 GB DDR3-1333 (10666Mhz): $61.99

    Seasonic 520W 80+ Bronze PSU: $59.99

    Asus Wireless N PCI card: $28

    Gigabyte HD6850 Graphics card: $179.99

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard drive: $69.99

    LiteOn 24x SATA DVD burner: $16.99

    total: $595.93

    Shipping: $13.87

    Total $609.80

    If you order tonight (11/1), There are promo codes for the Hard drive ($15), The Motherboard ($6), and the dvd ($1.70) that drop the cost, with shipping, to

  2. Looks great guys. Covers everything I need. I'm ordering it now. Thanks alot! :D
  3. you're welcome. Happy building!
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