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Budget Gaming Build

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June 15, 2012 9:18:37 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas

Budget Range: $600 it would be great if lower!

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country:US

Parts Preferences: Cheaper the better so maybe AMD for Cpu and Gpu, but intel and nvidia are preferred if it can fit in budget.

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or medium to high resolutions

Additional Comments: ITX sized small form factor gaming pc would be great, but if a regular atx sized board and case is cheaper than so be it. Im building my friend a pc. He only plays minecraft, league of legends, and diablo 3. So a high end pc isnt necessary. Barebones itx pc look cool too, but again price is everything.

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June 15, 2012 9:30:54 AM

if youre buying at christmas time, wait til around november-december for the good price drops to hit.

plus i bet new hardware will be coming out, so wait for the good prices. (:

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from what i have read, amd is not the way to go for cheap. (unless youre building an amd apu build.) i went with the Pentium G850, which allows me to upgrade to the i5/i7 later down the road when i feel like doing so.

this is my build. only $401, that will leave room for the other minor things you need (OS, keyboard, mouse, etc).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($83.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-GE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Typhoon ATX-312WS ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 15, 2012 9:51:10 AM

That look decent but are you sure about the power supply and the cpu?
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June 15, 2012 10:06:40 AM

Also a lot of those have really bad reviews on newegg.
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June 15, 2012 1:41:27 PM

CPU and PSU are both good. I would propose a few upgrades though.

Pentium G860 - $89.99 @ Newegg. Definitely worth an extra $6.
Sapphire HD 7750 - $109.99 @ Newegg. Definitely worth the extra $20.
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June 16, 2012 6:10:16 AM

im upgrading to the i5 in a few months, so cpu was budgeted.
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June 16, 2012 6:24:55 AM

I don't get it. If you aren't buying it until Christmas, why are you planning it out now? In any case, since you have time to spare, you should just check the Newegg Shell Shocker deals until something you want comes up then try to get a good combo with it. In the past couple of weeks I've gotten:

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK II 750W
8GB Patriot Gamer 2 1333
ASRock Extreme4 Z77
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Case

for: $298!
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