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September 25, 2011 8:47:07 PM

Hi everyone

My friend wants to build a gaming pc for around 600$.

-He has a monitor, cd/dvd reader, case, and a good enough psu for what his budget can get him.
-He doesn't mind gpu/cpu brand.
-He will be using it mainly for FPS games.
-He wants to run BF3 on decent settings.
-If it's possible, he wants a pc that can be upgraded in the future (sli, add ram, etc.)

Thanks in advance

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a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2011 8:58:44 PM

I think his best bet is an I5-2400 with an h61 board, 8gb RAM and something like a GTX 560ti. SLI isn't always a good upgrade option, I would only recommend it if he plans on getting the second card in 6 months or so. Sorry I would get the links but I'm on my phone.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2011 10:06:40 PM

here's a very solid $600 build:


i5-2500: $194.99 w/ Promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
no OC, but it's a great deal thru the 26th

ASRock H61M/U3S3: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All you will need

G.skill 4GB DDR3-1333: $25.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Corsair 430W PSU: $44.95 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX 560 + Batman: $184.99 w/ $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Asgard II case: $29.99 w/ $5 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$617.42


$13.34 shipping

$630.76 total
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September 25, 2011 10:17:30 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
here's a very solid $600 build:


i5-2500: $194.99 w/ Promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
no OC, but it's a great deal thru the 26th

ASRock H61M/U3S3: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
All you will need

G.skill 4GB DDR3-1333: $25.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Corsair 430W PSU: $44.95 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX 560 + Batman: $184.99 w/ $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Asgard II case: $29.99 w/ $5 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$617.42


$13.34 shipping

$630.76 total

I stated above that my friend doesn't need a case, a psu or a dvd burner.
With the extra bucks, what could he add to his build?
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September 25, 2011 10:24:06 PM

What is his screen resolution?

And what exactly is his psu?
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September 25, 2011 10:28:06 PM

He has 2 monitors: One is 1600x1050(i think) and a 1920x1080 and a 600w PSU

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September 25, 2011 10:32:30 PM

Should get a better mb since your friend wants to be able to do SLI in the future
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September 25, 2011 10:34:40 PM

flyboy86 said:
Should get a better mb since your friend wants to be able to do SLI in the future

or crossfire
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a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2011 10:49:31 PM

what brand of 600W PSU?
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September 25, 2011 10:50:55 PM

dish_moose said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
get the i5-2500k - OC + promo code $209
-Bruce


That is not the "K" version of the 2500. the i5-2500k is 219.99 on newegg, buy that CPU, it is the best for gaming currently. If you buy the k series you might want to purchase this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There is no reason to buy K series if your not going to overclock the CPU. I assume he will eventually.
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September 25, 2011 10:54:44 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
what brand of 600W PSU?

I beleive it's a Cooler Master, i don´t know exactly what model but his brother used it with a gtx 260
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September 25, 2011 11:28:04 PM

As for now he's getting a 2500k and doesn't know which other components he's getting
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2011 12:05:37 AM

My mistake - I did link the $209 i5 not the $219 i5-2500k like I meant to - 2500k is the one you want.
-Bruce
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