Budget gaming rig under $600

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&vpn=RC-922M-KKN1-GP&manufacture=COOLERMASTER
Monitor: Do not need atm.

Mobo: $83.35 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD2027&vpn=GA-H67M-D2-B3&manufacture=GIGABYTE
Ram: $45.79 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD2304&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL&manufacture=G.SKILL
HDD: $84.69 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=25350DR0783&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD
GPU: NEED
PSU: NEED
DVDrw: $22.00 http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14040AC0054&vpn=SH-S222A/BEBE&manufacture=Samsung

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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  1. Check this out...

    http://img263.imageshack.us/i/systemvq.png/

    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 :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128483
  2. Does he need the OS?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?cmd=print&system_code=30391206
  5. That's a nice find, except for the mystery PSU.

    With no OS needed I would do this:

    Switch the board to this Asus 870:
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59259&vpn=M4A87T&manufacture=ASUS

    Upgrade the GPU to a 6850
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=56240&vpn=AX6850%201GBD5-DH&manufacture=PowerColor
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