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

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February 10, 2012 2:18:59 PM

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.

More about : build budget 500 700 run maxed 1080p 60fps

February 10, 2012 2:28:59 PM

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.

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February 10, 2012 2:32:54 PM

ALSO TO METION I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE MOST GRAPHIC DEMANDING GAME OUT RIGHT NOW.
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February 10, 2012 2:35:40 PM

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....
Sept $500 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-ii-overclock...

June $1000 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc,2969.htm...
Sept $600 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-overclock-p...
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February 10, 2012 2:41:32 PM

MOBO : ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I3 2120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $703.91 and 674$ after mail in rebates.
Ill buy an i5 2300 but you need 50$ more.
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February 10, 2012 2:45:23 PM

+1 for the $50 for i5 2300
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February 10, 2012 3:18:08 PM

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.

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February 10, 2012 3:34:21 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - $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?Ite... - $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=N82E168... - $19.99
APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $54.99
ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $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=N82E168... - $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=N82E168... - $99.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Total: $704.91 - $25MIR + Dirt3 coupon
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February 10, 2012 3:46:24 PM

drunkducki said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - $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?Ite... - $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=N82E168... - $19.99
APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $54.99
ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $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=N82E168... - $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=N82E168... - $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.
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February 10, 2012 4:51:10 PM

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.
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February 10, 2012 5:25:01 PM

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.
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April 22, 2013 7:50:12 PM

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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