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[600$] Budget Gaming PC

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June 16, 2012 6:08:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: 600$~ after Rebates. (Preferably closer to 550$)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HTPC, School/Word Processing/Browsing

Parts Not Required: Don't include Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard or Mouse in this build.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Loyal Newegg fan

Country: FL, USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever is most efficient and cost effective. Im a fan of Radeon GPUs for budget PCs.

Overclocking: Doubtful.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Hope to be able to have this build be upgrade-able in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Max

Additional Comments: Would like it to be heat efficent, it will be in a small room.
Also, this isn't my first build, by far, I always enjoy the wisdom of these forums.
So anything with moderate difficulty/tech I can work with.
Main focus of this for gaming will be Guildwars 2

ALSO: Important, If at all possible, a wireless PCIe card would be amazing if its within budget and fits, it will save me from routing a wire about 200ft.

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CASE: NXZT Source 210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: I've heard good things about Biostar for budget boards. Im just worried about bottlenecking GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/DVD: i3-2120/Samsung x22 Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: Radeon 7770 GDDR5 version.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: SeaSonic 620W Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: F3 Spinpoint 1TB 7200RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2012 6:25:22 PM

Since you dont have a dedicated cooler, it wouldn't matter much if your ram sticks were not low profile if it will shave a few dollars

if you want to shave a few $ off a psu, something like this or this can work in a low power gpu build. the 7770 in crossfire should not take much power


edit: Mobos should not bottleneck gpus, especially if they are new gen ones. mobo price really is what you want on it as the more you pay, the more features it has. and has a very small affect on actual fps. if you are not an overclocker, this gap is even smaller.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2012 6:31:09 PM

Your build is fine, wouldn't bottleneck the build. You'll just be restricted since it doesn't have another PCIe 2.0/3.0 slot to allow Crossfire.

Get this PSU, save and get more wattage with the same performance practically. Antec has always been a safe bet as well as some others.
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA-650D-Green-BR...

Pay $10 more for the GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You'll get much more performance for the buck.

Also this motherboard would be a better choice:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crossfire @ 16/4x which isn't THE best but it's still Crossfire and it's not... TERRIBLE. But the best B75 has to offer for only $10 more.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2012 6:48:31 PM

that is a solid build AS IS. if anything you can go DOWN to a seasonic 520 since that rig won't come close to 450 watts MAX. the difference in cost can get you a wireless card BUT if you're playing online, stay wired so no lag or connection problems while playing your MMO - geez 200 feet though . . . .
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June 17, 2012 12:15:10 AM

Thanks for the quick replies guys.
When I get home Ill take a look at the 2 alternate paths.
And yeah, 200ft, I do NOT want to route a wire all that way if possible.

Cheers fellas.
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June 18, 2012 12:52:34 AM

Best answer selected by WeeFreeMen.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2012 4:29:36 AM

Looks solid! Good luck!
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