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$600 budget gaming pc

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August 17, 2011 2:29:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: $600 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, browsing the web.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

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ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $595


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August 17, 2011 6:15:12 AM
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August 17, 2011 7:19:29 AM

Doing much better for $600 over here. Check my sig. X4 955 + HD6870. Just over $600 including OS.

EDIT. WTF happened to my sig? Nvm. :kaola: 
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August 17, 2011 8:05:13 PM

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Here is a build with some different parts,...


Thanks for the fast reply. I like that build but it's a little ahead of my budget range because I also need to purchase the os.


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Drop the thermal paste


I used the arctic silver thermal paste in my last build because a lot of people recommended it. Come to think of it, I might still have some left over. If I find it I'll remove it.


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Doing much better for $600 over here. Check my sig



Thank you for the reply. The only thing about this build that I don't like is the case. It can get very hot where i live and overheating has always been an issue, so I'm not sure if one fan will cut it. Also, the graphics card seems like a little overkill for what it will be used for. What do you think of downgrading the gpu in exchange for a case will a good cooling system like the one in my build?




Also, I should mention that $600 is the maximum I am willing to spend on components because tax and shipping will add around $50; anything close to $700 is beyond what I can afford.
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August 17, 2011 8:23:19 PM

i5-2400: $190
AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $75
Mushkin 4 GB DDR3: $26
Seagate 500 GB: $40
Rosewill Blackbone: $37
Xigmatek 400W 80+ Bronze: $35
DVD Burner: $19
HD 6870: $175
$597


aletrnately a HD6850 for $155 and a 1TB drive for $60
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August 18, 2011 3:30:59 AM

EddieB said:
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Thank you for the reply. The only thing about this build that I don't like is the case. It can get very hot where i live and overheating has always been an issue, so I'm not sure if one fan will cut it. Also, the graphics card seems like a little overkill for what it will be used for. What do you think of downgrading the gpu in exchange for a case will a good cooling system like the one in my build?
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Yea it's a budget case. The 300 would be a much better option.

If you are dropping down to a HD6850, get an Antec EA430D PSU for around $40. Better value than the Corsair IMO. That would also probably allow you to get a CM Hyper 212+ off Amazon for $25.
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