Solved $600 General PC Light Gaming Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 21, 2011 4:57 AM in Systems Share jasonh8806 August 13, 2011 9:17:41 PM Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks Budget Range: $600 before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching movies, photoshop/illustrator, gaming (call of duty, battlefield bc2, starcraft 2) Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive, optical drive Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and microcenter (live near a store) Country of Origin: U.S. Parts Preferences: Prefer intel but open to any suggestions. Also like the HAF 912 or Antec 300 cases Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (in future) Monitor Resolution: Currently have 1920x1080 and 1280x1024 Additional Comments: More about : 600 general light gaming jasonh8806 August 14, 2011 4:44:26 AM So far I've come up with this: Microcenter: 2500k + Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 mATX Intel Motherboard for $280 with tax Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Sapphire 6850 $155 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec 300 Illusion $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Xigmatek 600W PSU $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microcenter total = $280 Newegg total = $330 Grand total = $610 Any thoughts? m 0 l Martin9630 August 14, 2011 9:03:44 AM Looks good to me. Can't see any problems. Good luck with your build! m 0 l Related resources Is this a good general use/light gaming PC? - Forum New Decent general purpose light gaming PC Build Config - Forum Need advice: General Productivity and Light Gaming PC - Forum General use, light gaming PC - Forum Budget general use/light gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution neon neophyte August 14, 2011 1:07:43 PM my thoughts, the gigabyte boards are more problematic than most others. cant argue with the pricetag though. you are going to need an after market cooler. no sense in z68 and a k series cpu and no overclocking. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm seeing a lot of complaints about DOA in the newegg reviews for that PSU. Quick glance at the newegg sales: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hope that helps. I know you have a budget, but in retrospect, an extra 70 dollars or whatever might save you a huge headache. Share jasonh8806 August 21, 2011 4:57:08 AM Best answer selected by jasonh8806. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUltra Light Richland Gaming PC ($500 without peripherals, $600 with monitor and peripherals) Forum Does my build look reasonable for a light game, media, general pc? Forum <$600 Light Gaming and Media PC Forum Gaming / General usage PC build, on the cheap (~$500-$600) Forum $500-600 PC for Gaming and General Use Forum £600-800 general use/gaming PC Forum $600 Gaming and general use PC Forum First Build $600-700 Light Gaming PC - tower only Forum SolvedGeneral Use/Light gaming Budget Assembly Forum Working/light gaming 600-750$ PC Forum $600 or less, Budget pc with light Gaming in mind Forum $600 Media/light gaming/work PC Forum What will give better performance (General usage + light gaming) Forum SolvedFather/Son Project: First Build for a Home + Light Gaming Rig (budget: approx. $500-600?) Forum Solved$500- 600 laptop for light gaming Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !