Need Help Building Budget Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible

Budget Range: $500-580 Before Rebates (Including OS)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Speakers, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, but am willing to purchase from amazon.com as well, if the price is cheaper.

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I don't really mind, but just would like to get the best bang for my buck. Also, I will be using Windows 7 Home Professional 64-Bit for my OS.

Overclocking: No, first build so do not really understand it.

SLI or Crossfire: No, would probably take me out of my price range.

Monitor Resolution: Probably a lower resolution, still unsure.

Additional Comments: I would like this PC to be able to play games such as Minecraft, Skyrim, Diablo III, as well as maybe some lower quality games.

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This will be my first build, so all tips are appreciated, and I will consider all builds within my budget.
Thank you in advance.
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  1. Have a look at this build suggestion:

    CPU: $69- Intel G630 (A great CPU for its price. also a sandy bridge derivative)

    Motherboard: $50- Biostar H61

    PSU: $45- Corsair CX430 (has $5 off with promo)

    HDD: $75- WD Cavier Blue 500GB

    Optical Drive: $15- Samsung

    Case: $30- Rosewill

    GPU & RAM: $186- XFX Radeon 6870 & AMD EE 4GB(for gamin needs)

    OS: $69- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

    Total(Excluding Rebates,promos): 578 USD

    Rebates, promos: ~$55
  2. Nice build, I will surely consider it, although I don't think I will be needing that high of a GPU.
  3. For gaming, yes you will.
  4. Azeem, if you would read the full opening post you will notice that I specified which games I intend to play, and they will not require that high of a graphics card.

    But thanks for the input.

    I will still be considering any and all builds.
  5. Justin0521 said:
    Azeem, if you would read the full opening post you will notice that I specified which games I intend to play, and they will not require that high of a graphics card.

    But thanks for the input.

    I will still be considering any and all builds.

    I'd look again. You included Skyrim, which will need all the GPU it can get. The 6870 is worth it just for it.
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