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Hey, I need help building a gaming pc and it has to stay more or less in the $600-$650 dollar range.
It has to include:the tower, monitor, and keyboard along with windows.
This will also be the first computer I will ever build so I have no idea where to start, I am pretty confident in my self to be able to put it together though.
(It will be used for Gaming and browsing the web)
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  1. where do you live and where do you prefer to buy parts?
  2. morgoth780 said:
    where do you live and where do you prefer to buy parts?

    I would prefer New Egg, Tiger Direct or Amazon but I'm open to other retailers.
    I Live in Nevada, United States
  3. Ok, it did end up a little bit over $650, but it's fairly challenging not to when you also need monitor and windows.

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

    Mobo: ASUS M4A78LT-M AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    Graphics Card: MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA1339

    PSU: Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply

    Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Monitor: Acer G185HAb Black 18.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM), 1000:1

    Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM513 Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard

    Total: $701.45

    I'm fairly sure that PSU/mobo will work with everything else, but it would probably be worthwhile to check with some other people
  4. Best answer
    Best I can do with $650: Should be able to game at high to max settings on this monitor

    Monitor : Acer G185HAb Black 18.5" 5ms
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009262

    Case:Rosewill Blackbone
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

    Motherboard + CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz /MSI 880GM-E41 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.700694

    CPU Heatsink:COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064

    GPU:SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    RAM:G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394

    HDD + DVD Burner:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696142

    PSU:Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371034

    OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Keyboard:Rosewill RK-700M Black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201039

    Total 669.35 After shipping and a $15 rebate

    If you absolutely can't go above $650
    EVGA 550Ti would be a good subsitute
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130629
    Would drop the total by $20
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