I want to build budget pc for $500-$700 to run maxed out 1080p 60fps

Approximate Purchase Date: (This month))

Budget Range: ($500-$700)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (GAMING, HTPC)

Parts Not Required: (monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com, ncix.com)

Country: (USA)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (NONE)

Overclocking: MAYBE

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080,)

Additional Comments: SORRY GUYS I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT PC GAMING SO I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT WHAT PARTS I SHOULD USE.
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  1. Which game? I run WoW and SWTOR with no video card on highest settings and no lag. If you're playing Crysis on the other hand the video card alone will run you $300.
  2. ALSO TO METION I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE MOST GRAPHIC DEMANDING GAME OUT RIGHT NOW.
  3. Scale back your expectations.

    With your budget, you can build a good value gaming pc, but do not expect to be able to run maxed out @60fps.

    Start with reading a couple of articles on tom's $500 and $1000 gaming builds and combininng the two for your $700 budget. In particular, spend the increase over $500 primarily on the graphics card which is the main engine for gaming.

    June $500 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diy-gaming-pc,2970.html
    Sept $500 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock-graphics-card,3032.html

    June $1000 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc,2969.html
    Sept $600 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-performance-gaming,3097.html
  4. MOBO : ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241
    CPU : I3 2120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
    RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422
    HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
    GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    CASE : Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    TOTAL : $703.91 and 674$ after mail in rebates.
    Ill buy an i5 2300 but you need 50$ more.
  5. +1 for the $50 for i5 2300
  6. For that budget you cannot game at max detail ....... just the video card alone to MAX all current games, skyrim/bf3 are going to run you $400-600 for the video card alone. You will have to scaleback to medium settings to meet your budget goals.

    "Which game? I run WoW and SWTOR with no video card on highest settings and no lag. If you're playing Crysis on the other hand the video card alone will run you $300." um sorry bro but no you dont ....... you cannot max SWTOR at highest settings, also lag is regarding your ping/internet connection not your gaming performance. Look at SWTOR's required settings you not running maxed with a $800 PC. Maxed out is max settings .....which at 1080 you are not doing with a card 6950 in SWTOR let alone BF3.

    With your budget as stated you can build a nice medium range system for maxed your looking at 1200-1600 without skimping on parts.
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.822341 - $137.98
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.827757 - $129.98 - $10MIR
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154095 - $19.99
    APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241 - $54.99
    ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748 - $21.99
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996586

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523 - $239.99 - $15MIR + Dirt3 coupon
    XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $99.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $704.91 - $25MIR + Dirt3 coupon
  8. drunkducki said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.822341 - $137.98
    Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.827757 - $129.98 - $10MIR
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154095 - $19.99
    APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241 - $54.99
    ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748 - $21.99
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996586

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150523 - $239.99 - $15MIR + Dirt3 coupon
    XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $99.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $704.91 - $25MIR + Dirt3 coupon



    Not bad. Maxed out game settings might be a stretch, although johnhowell08 does need adopt a little reality in his PC wishes.
  9. envymert said:
    For that budget you cannot game at max detail ....... just the video card alone to MAX all current games, skyrim/bf3 are going to run you $400-600 for the video card alone. You will have to scaleback to medium settings to meet your budget goals.

    "Which game? I run WoW and SWTOR with no video card on highest settings and no lag. If you're playing Crysis on the other hand the video card alone will run you $300." um sorry bro but no you dont ....... you cannot max SWTOR at highest settings, also lag is regarding your ping/internet connection not your gaming performance. Look at SWTOR's required settings you not running maxed with a $800 PC. Maxed out is max settings .....which at 1080 you are not doing with a card 6950 in SWTOR let alone BF3.

    With your budget as stated you can build a nice medium range system for maxed your looking at 1200-1600 without skimping on parts.


    I didn't say my machine was $800 (but I am maxxed in SWTOR with no external video card). The point of my post was that you really don't know how cheap you can make the PC without first knowing which games you intend to play on it.
  10. I don't recommend an H seiies MB as it won't allow overclocking should one decide to upgrade the CPU to a K model.
  11. catatafish said:
    Which game? I run WoW and SWTOR with no video card on highest settings and no lag. If you're playing Crysis on the other hand the video card alone will run you $300.



    You aren't running either of those games on their highest settings running on just Intel graphics....and no "lag" - you're full of it
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