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[New Build] Budget Gaming PC Under $650? Looking for a Build!

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May 11, 2012 9:06:22 AM

Hello Hello~! Let me know if there is anymore information you would like to know.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days / next week (hopefully)

Budget Range: $400 - 650 (Can go higher, but really looking for a super budget computer here)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video capture, video editing, art programs

Parts Not Required: Will take gaming mouse / keyboard / speaker (headset) suggestions though I have these items.
CD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I can most likely re-use this right?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or reliable site

Country: I live in USA

Parts Preferences:
I've seen this case posted a few times for people and it looks extremely promising.
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Not exactly sure what this is

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I am basically looking for a budget well-rounded gaming PC (upgrade-able would be nice, but not a must). I was using the "community" desktop for gaming, but alas, I have a job and I want to build my own PC!

I'm looking for "Good for it's class" parts, much like the case. I don't play too graphically intense games, most are Free to Play; however, I do want a PC that can record while having the settings turned up high. (Preferably highest settings :])

Also need to get Windows 7...

Thanks for your help!
May 11, 2012 10:18:30 AM

First, yes, you can reuse that optical drive.

Here's a build you can use: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/84fS

Add $100 for Windows 7 and you're at about $610 before rebates, $560 after rebates, without a case. The case you chose is nice, but kind of a waste since you won't be overclocking and the parts you have won't be generating that much heat. You will see no performance difference between the $65 HAF 912 and something a little cheaper like the $50 Challenger or really any case with two fans.
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