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PC Gaming Computer w/ 400-600 dollar budget

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June 6, 2012 6:52:15 PM

Hello everyone! I've wanted to build a budget gaming computer for quite awhile, and now is the time. I'm hoping to be playing Diablo 3, WoW, or Guild Wars 2 soon with this build. I originally put myself at a 400 dollar budget, but it is so DIFFICULT to stay on that budget when I can spend another 100 dollars for something better. I have a maximum budget of 600. NOTHING past that. Preferably around 500. I want to create a decent quality computer that will last for about 2-3 years and then be able to upgrade. Right now I've been fixated on getting an I3 2120, but it's so difficult to not want to jump up to the i5 2500k. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thank you!

Approximate Purchase Date: in the next few days

Budget Range: 400-600 budget

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, OS, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: Northwest USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 23 inch LCD 1080p

June 6, 2012 8:55:29 PM

CPU = Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz - $120

CPU Cooling = Stock Cooling

Motherboard = - MSI H67A-G43 - $60 w/ MIR

RAM = Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz - $43

Graphics Card = Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti GDDR5 - $100 w/ MIR

Case = Azza Triton 401 (I know this isn't a trusted brand but it has cable management, 2 fans and trays) - $30 w/ MIR

PSU = Cooler Master GX 450W 80Plus Bronze - $35 w/ MIR

HDD = Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM 6GB/s - $75

DVD Drive = Samsung 22X DVD Burner - $16

Comes to a total of $490 with rebates.

It's a great build and the motherboard has 4 slots for memory, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3 and AMD CrossfireX. It will be able to play all the latest games, but I would say if you wanted an i5 I would recommend you get an i5-2320 for $50 more or an i5-3450 for $80 more.
June 6, 2012 10:05:28 PM

gaming laptop=oxymoron
November 20, 2013 7:06:51 PM

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor]( | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard]( | $73.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory]( | $72.00 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $69.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card]( | $153.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Sentey CS1-1420 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $47.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply]( | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer]( | $22.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $580.90
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-20 22:06 EST-0500 |

This is the exact pc I got and It is amazing. Overclock the GPU to 950 mhz with MSI Afterburner and it is a BEAST!