Need help building a cheap gaming computer for under $600

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
Budget Range: $500-$600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse (although if there is a good cheap combo I'll go for it, I'm using wireless right now), Monitor, HDD, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences:Not really any preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Probably later on (in two years or so)

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments:I want to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, and possibly SWTOR. The parts I have selected as of now are as follows:
HAF 912

ASUS M5A97

Rosewill 630w

GTX 560ti and 8gb RAM Bundle

Phenom II x4 960T

EDIT: I updated the GPU and RAM
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  1. Hi xMcNerdx !

    I suggest you this:

    Intel i3 2130 outperforms up to AMD phenom II 970! and its better for gaming!;)
    and in future current s1155 CPU's are gonna drop in price once Ivy Bridge comes out so you can upgrade to i5 2600 or ivy bridge! :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115092&Tpk=i3%202130

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130582R

    and dont waste your money on gigabyte 6850! buy sapphire for 20$ less and you can overclock it up to 850MHz or maybe more! ;)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    +1$ you can buy Kingston HyperX 1600MHz memory's! more performance!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104203

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031


    same price! better performance! ;)
  2. Get an Intel 2130 $139.99 free shipping
    ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $62.99 Free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157256
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT $22.99 Free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253
    SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $159.99 after mail-in rebate card Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $44.99 after mail in rebate $5.99 shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022
  3. yea +15$ and sapphire 6870 is BETTER! ;)

    H61 chipsets are lame!:D with p67 you get intel RST,2 sata 6Gb/s ports,USB 3, more USB ports, intel RRT and overclock friendly!
    (Intel® P67 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 2nd generation Intel Core processor family)
  4. Okay I updated my GPU because I decided for the money I might as well get the best I can now instead of having to upgrade later. How is that 560 ti that I linked above? Also, the i3 processors are only 2 core CPU's, will that make a difference in gaming? And could I just get this i3 2100 to save some money since it doesn't really seem that different from the other one?
  5. 560ti is somthing like HD6950!

    this combo is better and cheaper! ;)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.808038

    the only difference between i3 2100 and 2130 is core clock!

    2100 and 2130 comparison :
    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processor-comparison/comparison-chart.html

    intel core i3 family supports Hyper-Threading Technology which consists of 2 physical cores and 2 logical cores!
  6. Well isn't that GPU not a ti? Although comparing them side to side the non ti does seem better. I'll go with that card bundle. However with the CPU issue I'm still not so sure. I feel more comfortable going with the Phenom II x4 960T. It has 4 cores, unlike the i3, and I heard that it overclocks better (if overclocking is something I would want to do, I still don't really know what it is and how to do it). Also going with the Intel stuff with cost more.
  7. xMcNerdx said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
    Budget Range: $500-$600 Before Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet
    Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse (although if there is a good cheap combo I'll go for it, I'm using wireless right now), Monitor, HDD, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country: United States

    Parts Preferences:Not really any preference

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Probably later on (in two years or so)

    Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

    Additional Comments:I want to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, and possibly SWTOR. The parts I have selected as of now are as follows:
    HAF 912

    ASUS M5A97

    Rosewill 630w

    GTX 560ti and 8gb RAM Bundle

    Phenom II x4 960T

    EDIT: I updated the GPU and RAM


    Hello

    So I'm new to all this stuff too and i've spend the last 2 days hard core looking into the new stuff and prices and a lot of reviews. Along with this i had a friend that is also computer smart. I created this build and just purchased earlier today from amazon and newegg. I believe this build is great and I also want some input on it. I actually already had a hard drive so i didn't get one and that is up to you on what you want and what you can stand. If you have an external, getting a ssd would make your computer even faster. I just bought one for my mac about a month ago and thinking on keeping it in or switching it out and putting it in the desktop. So here is my build on pcpartpicker. you already have a keyboard so thats 25 less.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UUTF
    let me know what your opinions are on it.

    AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
    Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
    Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card
    Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case
    Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
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