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HELP with decent GAMING RIG for my teen~~under $600

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October 27, 2011 6:02:55 PM

Hello everyone, I am in need of your expert advice on building my teenage kids a Gaming Rig..Mostly they play Amnesia, minecraft and produce videos with sony vegas. They currently use my ASUS G51 laptop and its accumulating alot of apps and games that are slowing down the system.

Approximate Purchase Date: Nov or before Xmas

Budget Range: under $600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, video production

Parts Not Required: Windows7,monitor(samsung P2370hd),keyboard &mouse, case kinda??

I actually have this case but should I get a different one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Overclocking: maybe not

SLI or Crossfire: maybe not

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: OC or SLI might not be necessary but I would like for it to last them atleast 2-3yrs before I have to upgrade the parts again. Also are all these parts compatible and will it fit the case? I just want to make sure the PSU will fit and MOBO and GPU...

This is what I have so far on newegg...Please feel free to suggest other combo if needed.Thanks

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) $199.99
NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon
NVIDIA Gift - Dungeon Siege-III Game Coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 $46.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified,
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $104.98

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 &
BIOSTAR TZ68A+RCH LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $239.98

$611.93 + 9.96 ship

a c 287 4 Gaming
October 27, 2011 6:33:41 PM

Don't use an i3-2100 for a gaming system, that's more for low budget workstation builds, and that sort of thing. Check out this configuration. It's a little bit more but it'll last you quite a long time:

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 - $124.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $25.99
RAM: Kingston Hyper X Blu 1600MHz RAM 1.5V - $49.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $79.99
Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $22.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 - $114.99

Total: $686
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