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Budget gaming rig under $600

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April 28, 2011 3:33:36 AM

Hey guys,

This is the second build I'm building, and you guys helped me a lot with my first one. I'm building this computer for a friend who was otherwise going to go pay best buy or future shop the same amount for a piece of trash. So I've compiled a list of parts I have so far, but I need help slimming it down to fit the budget, and finding the last few parts.

Case: $79.69 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v...
Monitor: Do not need atm.

Mobo: $83.35 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD2027&v...
Ram: $45.79 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD2304&v...
HDD: $84.69 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&v...
GPU: NEED
PSU: NEED
DVDrw: $22.00 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040AC0054&v...

All parts mentioned so far and peripherals have come to $344.25 before taxes.


Additional info: Preferred sites are www.directcanada.com www.newegg.ca www.ncix.com and www.tigerdirect.com/ca. Buy date is between Friday April 5th and the one after. I am willing to switch any of these parts for a better part, including the mobo. Combo deals would be much appreciated. Want to run games like COD Black Ops, and similar games decently (if at all). My friend likely won't overclock, but might be interested to replace parts in the future, if that means anything. Lastly, cheap is good, but we're happy to fill the budget as much as possible, without exceeding. If I'm missing anything from the list, just let me know.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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April 28, 2011 10:29:51 AM

That's not a good pick for the board, and in fact it's not the route I would go at all.

You'll be better served with an AMD build here because you need to spend less on the CPU and more on the GPU.

An i3 2100 is still going to run you $120, and that's just too big a slice of the budget.

AMD Athlon X3 450 -74
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10360BD4748&v...

Gigabyte 880G board with SATA 6BG/s and USB 3 -104
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=52047&vpn=GA-880GMA-UD2H&...

Your RAM choice -46
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD2304&v...

Case Antec 300 -57
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC8944&v...

PSU OCZSXS 2 500W -55
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=53965&vpn=OCZ500SXS2&manu...

Seagate 500GB -30
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=36050&vpn=ST3500418AS&man...

DVD drive -22
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040AC0054&v...

Win 7 -100
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12850SW2113&v...

XFX 5750 -115
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59289&vpn=HD575XZMF3&manu...
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April 28, 2011 12:48:05 PM

Check this out...



You can go for a higher rated power supply, by swapping out for a lower capacity HDD, Also you can get a another mobo if if don't want ASrock one here's the link :

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April 28, 2011 2:01:54 PM

Does he need the OS?
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April 28, 2011 8:06:13 PM

Thanks a lot for the responses! We have an OS actually, in anticipation of the new computer. Only the components are needed. Thanks a lot for the suggestions though, this is more than enough parts to work with and to select the best combination. I will put up a final update once I have the parts selected, as well as performance.
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April 28, 2011 8:15:55 PM

Here's another option

CPU AMD Athlon II 640 Quad Core 3.0GHz 2MB 95W AM3 x 1
Motherboard Asus M4A88TD-M/U3 Motherboard x 1
Memory Kingston 4GB (2X2G) DDR3-1333 (KVR1333D3N9K2/4G) x 1
Video Card Evga Video Card GTX460-1GB-V2 x 1
Sound Cards Onboard Audio x 1
Hard Drive Seagate 1TB (1000GB) SATA 3GB 7200RPM,32MB Cache x 1
Optical Drive 1 LG GH24LS50 SATA 24X DVD-RW DRIVE, LIGHTSCRIBE, BLACK, INTERNAL, Retail x 1
Network Adapter Onboard Network Adapter x 1
Case Cooler Master RC-310-BWN1-GP Elite 310 Mid-Tower Case x 1
Power Supply Quality Quiet 550 Watt ATX Power Supply w/Large Fan x 1
Warranty One year parts and three years labor warranty, lifetime toll free telephone support. Hardware only.

http://lucomputers.com/site/view_configure_system.asp?c...
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