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Gaming PC for around $700

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July 4, 2012 5:10:51 PM

I'd like advice on the PC I'm trying to build. Below are the details and a link to the parts. Please let me know if I've made any big mistakes or if anyone can suggest a compatible part that keeps the system in the same price range. The following link goes to pcpartspicker with my build. The actual price at Newegg was lower yesterday but I can still work with it.
Thanks for any help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopfullly this month - July 2012

Budget Range: Less than $700 or as close as possible.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, case. I have Windows 7 64 bit OS already.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Country: US

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: I have a case from a previous computer. GIGABYTE GZ-X2BPD-500 Black 0.6mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:17:24 PM

ok well can you tell me what kind of gaming you are looking at or are you crazy about ultra settings?
July 4, 2012 5:25:27 PM

Swap the 560 for a 6870. Same price region, but better:

You are probably going to want and swap that case out for something else though.
You could try the Antec Three Hundred or the HAF 912. I don't own either (NZXT Gamma),
but they are both solid cases that are usually at or below the $50 mark after rebates.
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July 4, 2012 5:26:01 PM

I only play steam games, Wow, and minecraft now because I have an older machine. I'd like to play some of the newer games but I don't need top of the line.
July 4, 2012 5:26:08 PM

what games do you hope to play?
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:26:43 PM
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:27:56 PM

well believe me this is a very nice computer you should definetely buy it
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:28:21 PM

oh yeah sorry add 100 for win 7 unless you already have it
July 4, 2012 5:47:34 PM

Thanks for taking a look. I'm checking these out now. I made a mistake and double posted this so in case it disappears I"m saving your build.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:50:19 PM

ok good luck
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:53:28 PM

you should end this thread if you think that you are going to go with my ideas. i built the same computer just with a fx-8120 instead of fx-6100 and a hd 6850 instead of a 6870... I think i made a mistake buy hey im set with my cpu for a LONG time because as games start using more cores my computer will get stronger and stronger :p  but the hd 6870 is better at texture filtering or it can handle ultra with about 10 fps more than the 6850
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 5:54:09 PM

plan on crossfiring eventually
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 6:19:39 PM

forgot to mention on the mobo there are 8pin atx 12v you only need to use 4pins just to tell you I almost lost it when the pins from the PSU didn't fit :p 
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 7:48:56 PM

The system is fine for gaming, although I would suggest a different CPU, the FX-6100 isn't a "terrible" choice, (although some on the forum may scream bloody murder), I still say the Phenom IIs will offer more consistent performance.

As far as crossfiring 6870s, a 650 watt PSU will be sufficient for it, so you can save money there
a b B Homebuilt system
July 4, 2012 9:04:07 PM

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