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Looking for a good gaming PC $600-$700

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April 14, 2012 1:35:06 AM

I posted a build I had but there were so many people saying so many different things and I started to 2nd guess my build.

I am looking to build a computer that will run Diablo 3, and StarCraft II in its highest quality.

I need everything: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Tower and all parts.

I enjoy cool looking styles and would like my system to be easily upgraded and very stable.

All help is greatly appreciated =)

Approximate Purchase Date: 4 Weeks

Budget Range: $600-$700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Open

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: the bigger the better

More about : good gaming 600 700

April 14, 2012 1:45:16 AM

I suggest this for a case. It's $30 after instant savings, promo code, and MIR. The reviews seriously speak for themselves, and I really love it myself.

Amazing airflow if you add a couple fans, the see-through side is a plus, blue LED's, VERY roomy, but not a case that will take up 1/4 of the room. That's all I have for you, but it works as a starting point hopefully! :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 14, 2012 3:27:10 AM

Uh.... it's a bit on the small side, and doesn't even have USB 2.0 (much less 3.0).

Now, I just want to say that with monitor, OS, keyborad, mouse, and all peripherals that aren't INSIDE (including case) the computer are going to take your budget down to about $400 maximum... monitor ~ $150 (that's really cheap), keyboard + mouse + speakers/headset ~ $50, OS ~ $100. For $400... well... you won't be able to play Starcraft at max settings. It would be incredibly difficult. Now, going below a 1TB HDD saves you a LITTLE bit of money, but it's like $30 less for 500GB... so there's not really much of a financial drawback. I think prices will fall, so we'll say $100 for the HDD. That leaves $300 for CPU, motherboard, video card, RAM, and case. You may be looking at an AMD system, which isn't advisable... at all. AMD is the only thing that would fit your budget, and you may even be looking at APU.

My point is that you should probably buy a console, because you're not anywhere near a gaming build. At this point, it would be cheaper and easier to buy a pre-built $400 build...
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April 14, 2012 3:35:26 AM

If you only have $400 left get the A8 Apu, like Dan said. But, I wouldn't say go buy a console. Just save your money and in no time you'll have a Mean, Lean, Gaming Machine.
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April 14, 2012 4:16:36 AM

well im talking about 600-700 for the tower itself, sorry i wasn't clear on that. Im wanting to buy parts off newegg but am not sure what i should get.
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April 14, 2012 4:32:44 AM

Check the $600 build in my sig. For an extra $100, you can upgrade to a HD7850.
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April 14, 2012 4:33:28 AM

Hmm.... Lemme see if I can whip something up.. I'll be back in 20ish minutes with a build. Will you need Windows in the build also?
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April 14, 2012 4:36:09 AM

Zero has quite a nice build.. I'd probably go with that... If you were to upgrade to the 7850 you'd run through those games with ease...(Starcraft II, Diablo 3)
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April 14, 2012 5:26:37 AM

you think everything on that $600 build could run a Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11200-00-20G ?
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April 14, 2012 5:30:32 AM

Zero's build? Yes it could. But, if you ever wanted to CrossFire you'd need to bump that PSU to a 750w Maybe more I'm not sure
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April 14, 2012 5:31:37 AM

I'd probably pass on the 500w he listed and go ahead and buy a 750 so you could crossfire later without worrying about buying a new psu
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April 14, 2012 5:46:02 AM

He's got a nice one. Upgrade to an i3-2120 (or preferably the IB equivalent), and you've got a nice, generic build.

7850 would be beneficial.

500W PSU is a bit of an overkill. Apart from that, everything's fine.
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April 14, 2012 5:46:51 AM

Still a 500w has some wiggle room xD
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April 14, 2012 5:53:11 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the best efficiency for a PSU is like 20%-70% of load (ish... I don't remember for sure), so with a 500W you'll be more than fine. I'm sure you could get a 400W and not sweat.
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April 14, 2012 6:00:55 AM
April 14, 2012 6:03:24 AM

Thats a good build to.
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April 14, 2012 6:03:53 AM

Don't need DDR3 1600 RAM... more money for something that doesn't really help you all that much. By the way, IB 3750k benchmarks just surfaced... check this subforum (new builds) for more info

XFX 6870 has best performance, but it's really loud. Just an FYI. You don't need Z68 Extreme3 because it's meant for overclocking. Apart from that, everything is fine.
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April 14, 2012 6:28:11 AM

Yeah the 6870 is really loud lol. My neighbor has them in Crossfire
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April 14, 2012 6:29:24 AM

I thought one reviewer was joking when they said they knew when their neighbor booted up their XFX 6870 because it sounded like a lawn mower...
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April 14, 2012 6:31:11 AM

I wouldn't call them lawn mowers HAH... More like a toned down Leaf blower xD
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April 14, 2012 2:06:37 PM

rofl no way would i want that! id get so annoyed
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April 14, 2012 2:49:28 PM

MSI Twin Frozr is a great manufacturer... get the OC edition.
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April 14, 2012 5:44:14 PM

Oh, yeah. Just... FYI, you need to connect the entire PC to the monitor, not the video card
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April 14, 2012 6:44:43 PM

ddan49 said:
Oh, yeah. Just... FYI, you need to connect the entire PC to the monitor, not the video card

WAT? :heink: 
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April 14, 2012 7:23:50 PM

I just meant that he couldn't connect only the video card, he needed everything connected...

I dunno... it's common sense... been a long morning...
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