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MicroATX AMD Gaming Computer for ~700

Last response: in Systems
November 10, 2011 4:59:33 PM

Hi everyone,

So I'm going off to college soon and I plan on getting a laptop and a desktop for my dorm (one to fall back on if the other dies for some reason). I am pretty sure I know which laptop I am getting, but I am having a harder time building a decently priced small gaming rig for a desktop.

Approximate Purchase Date: Most likely during the black friday/holiday season

Budget Range: 500-800 w/ rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the Net, Schoolwork

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, RAM (4gb GSkill DDR3), Hard Drive (1.5 TB Samsung 5400 rpm)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect, (any site is okay by me)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type AMD CPU, NZXT Vulcan MicroATX Case, SSD

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Needs to be small but very powerful, which is why I selected the Vulcan case.

Here is what I have so far:

AMD Phenom II X4 955-109.99

NZXT Vulcan Micro Tower Case-69.99

OCZ 600W PSU- 69.99 (I'm bad at finding PSU's, so this is open to change)

Gigabyte GeForce 560 Ti- 220

Thanks Everyone.

a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2011 5:59:25 PM

its really useful if you follow the form given in the thread about how to ask for advice
November 11, 2011 12:03:40 PM

Sorry about that, I'll fix it right now.