$600 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Week


Budget Range: $800 Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: I would like to use a AMD cpu and AM3+ mobo


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: want either a nvidia geforce gtx 400 series or above or amd HD radeon 6800 series or above and a blu-ray burner / also i wont be gaming i will be burning blu-ray disc and converting 2d-3d, and watching movies


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  1. just look at toms $500 build .. its awesome .. and its for $520
    you can get that build with an msi fx980 motherboard instead the ASrock 770
    get a msi mobo that support am3+ up to 125w cpu !!
    do not get the listed can .. its ugly !!
    if you want nvidia .. go for gtx 560 or higher .. that's the minimum for the games now
  2. here's a very solid $600 build:


    i5-2500: $194.99 w/ Promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073
    no OC, but it's a great deal thru the 26th

    ASRock H61M/U3S3: $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236
    All you will need

    G.skill 4GB DDR3-1333: $25.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253

    Samsung DVD burner + Seagate 1 TB HDD: $66.48
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696166

    Corsair 430W PSU: $44.95 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

    Gigabyte GTX 560 + Batman: $184.99 w/ $20 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125383

    Xigmatek Asgard II case: $29.99 w/ $5 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815006

    $617.42


    $13.34 shipping

    $630.76 total

    you can add Rosewill case fans (up to 3) at $5.99 each.
  3. I forgot to chage it but i want a amd build not intel ?
  4. ok, swap out the RAM, CPU and motherboard for this:

    Patriot 8 GB DDR3-1600: $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220570

    AMD Phenom II 955BE: $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    MSI 970-A: $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130608

    new total $596.42
    shipping: $14.80
    total $611.22
  5. I like the above but you say 600 in the title or 650 before rebates in the article
    if so you can concider this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

    Personaly Im switching to Nvidia but the card I posted is a bit stronger
    it's also dual bios if your feeling brave....not me
  6. ^ Not true, the Gigabyte 560 Ti OC is clocked at 900mhz which puts it passed the 570. Hence this specific 560 Ti > 6950
  7. dual bios gives the option for the brave but when you need 1.2GB vram for some of the titles youll be way ahead

    mind you ive seen the 560 non ti in action gigabyte at 930mhz and it was actualy terribly impressive at 1920x1080
  8. ^ 1GB Vram is really all anyone needs. I run a 5850 1GB and it's fine (Though it's aged since 2 yrs ago) as for the 560 Ti it is great OCd.
  9. CRAZY I just saw your old system in the signature, when you get the new system your going to shed a tear or two
  10. hameem 1 said:
    just look at toms $500 build .. its awesome .. and its for $520
    you can get that build with an msi fx980 motherboard instead the ASrock 770
    get a msi mobo that support am3+ up to 125w cpu !!
    do not get the listed can .. its ugly !!
    if you want nvidia .. go for gtx 560 or higher .. that's the minimum for the games now


    Yeah the case is ugly but I swear by it, I will build my next machine using the same case unless there is a massive sale on something else. I already have
    Perfect venting great cable management great everything Esata up front and Enough space to SLI and crossfire with tons of cooling options

    Only real issue is cleaning it all the time I have lots of 120 fans sucking in the dust
  11. spentshells said:
    CRAZY I just saw your old system in the signature, when you get the new system your going to shed a tear or two

    yes i no my machine is pretty old but it still works good but its can't do what i really want now so thats y im upgradding ?
  12. ok i like all your suggestions but can windows 7 32bit run 8GB ram because i lost my 64bit disc and windows 7 cost way to much ?
  13. No, 32bit only recognizes 4GB of ram.
  14. Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
    Motherboard : ASRock H61M-U3S3 - $70
    RAM : 2x4GB Gskill Value Series DDR3 1333 - $40
    Graphics : Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - $230
    Storage : 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA III - $40
    PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 - $55
    Case : Xigmatek ASGard II - $30

    Total : $590 before rebates
  15. 008Rohit said:
    Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
    Motherboard : ASRock H61M-U3S3 - $70
    RAM : 2x4GB Gskill Value Series DDR3 1333 - $40
    Graphics : Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - $230
    Storage : 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA III - $40
    PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 - $55
    Case : Xigmatek ASGard II - $30

    Total : $590 before rebates

    as i stated before i only want a amd build not intel ?
  16. Why would you want an AMD build?
  17. for performance/cost and i love amd products
  18. AMD is a big behind intel right now, although Buldozer may change that
  19. ^ Also BD comes at a lower price if the latest news is correct. Another thing although your intel build is good Rohit, the board only supports 1 card as opposed to an AMD build that could fit in a board that supports SLI for that low of a price.
  20. Would he want to SLI/CF in a $600 budget?

    @ OP

    This AMD Build. Slightly worse for gaming, but better for multitasking.

    Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $120
    Motherboard : ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 - $110
    RAM : 2x4GB Gskill Value Series DDR3 1333 - $40
    Graphics : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 - $170
    Storage : 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA III - $40
    PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 - $55
    Case : Xigmatek ASGard II - $30

    Total : $565 before rebates
  21. Not necessarily. But the fact that he can in the future is good thing.
  22. 008Rohit said:
    Would he want to SLI/CF in a $600 budget?

    @ OP

    This AMD Build. Slightly worse for gaming, but better for multitasking.

    Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $120
    Motherboard : ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 - $110
    RAM : 2x4GB Gskill Value Series DDR3 1333 - $40
    Graphics : HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 - $170
    Storage : 500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA III - $40
    PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 - $55
    Case : Xigmatek ASGard II - $30

    Total : $565 before rebates

    ok i like the build so i only have to add a blu-ray burner and i want to add i will not be gaming.
  23. If you will not be gaming at all, then replace the GPU with a blu ray burner.
  24. thats the thing see i will be running Powerdvd 11 to burn and play 3D blu-ray movies
    and it requires a good gpu
  25. HD 6770 would do... spend the saved money on a br burner.
  26. a new AMd option since you won't be dpoing much gaming, and I'll throw in 64-bit windows:

    A8 3850 Llano: $139.99
    http://3btech.net/sofm1lamda8q.html
    (sold out at newegg)

    AS Rock A75M-HVs mobo + 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM: $114.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.724987

    Win 7 home premium OEM + Rosewill R102 case: $124.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.722409.11-147-111

    Rossewill Blue ED 120mm fan: $7.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

    OCZ Solid 3 SSD, 60 GB: $104.99 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728

    Seagate 1 TB HDD: $49.99 w/ Promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

    Samsung Blu-Ray Drive: $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

    Antec Earthwatts 380W 80+ bronze PSU: $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033


    total $637.90
    shipping $10.79
    total: $648.69 shipped, $638.69 with rebate.

    This has a solid quad core CPU w/. built in 6550 graphics, an SSD, nd a Blue Ray player, and a 64-bit copy of windows. It should be everything you need.
  27. ScrewySqrl said:
    a new AMd option since you won't be dpoing much gaming, and I'll throw in 64-bit windows:

    A8 3850 Llano: $139.99
    http://3btech.net/sofm1lamda8q.html
    (sold out at newegg)

    AS Rock A75M-HVs mobo + 8 GB DDR3-1600 RAM: $114.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.724987

    Win 7 home premium OEM + Rosewill R102 case: $124.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.722409.11-147-111

    Rossewill Blue ED 120mm fan: $7.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

    OCZ Solid 3 SSD, 60 GB: $104.99 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728

    Seagate 1 TB HDD: $49.99 w/ Promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

    Samsung Blu-Ray Drive: $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151222

    Antec Earthwatts 380W 80+ bronze PSU: $39.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033


    total $637.90
    shipping $10.79
    total: $648.69 shipped, $638.69 with rebate.

    This has a solid quad core CPU w/. built in 6550 graphics, an SSD, nd a Blue Ray player, and a 64-bit copy of windows. It should be everything you need.

    awesome build but do you think an ssd is needed
  28. Why not? If you can afford an SSD, it speeds up loading your most important files and the OS. 10-15 seconds to load windows, smooth manipulation in photoshop and 3D CAD programs, etc. 2 Seconds to load Word.
  29. ScrewySqrl said:
    Why not? If you can afford an SSD, it speeds up loading your most important files and the OS. 10-15 seconds to load windows, smooth manipulation in photoshop and 3D CAD programs, etc. 2 Seconds to load Word.

    if you can ScrewySqrl look at the system requirements for this TrueTheater 3D playback and blu-ray 3D

    http://www.cyberlinkpowerdvdultra.com/system-requirements-for-win-vista-and-win-7.html

    this is mainly what it will be using for and web surfing ?
  30. the build I posted is WAY ahead of that.
  31. ok ill order all the parts monday and also check this out and tell me what you think

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/321977-31-build
  32. ^ Llano = NOT AM3+
    Llano is FM1, if you want an AM3+ board you're going to look at the AM3/3+ chips.
  33. I just updated my price because i came into some extra cash i could use so now i need a new build any suggestions.
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