$600 budget build gaming pc

Hey guys well my friend wants me to put together a gaming PC but his budget is $600. He doesn't expect to be able to play every game on max settings but he'd like the best possible. Try to use newegg.ca or tigerdirect.ca thanks guys!
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  1. i3 2120 - $125
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB - $135 (sale)
    GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S2PV(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $70
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $24
    Seagate Momentus XT 500gb (hard drive/ssd hybrid) - $100
    XFX ProSeries P1-450S-X2B9 450W power supply - $51 (sale)
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55
    Windows 7 Home Premium - $100

    =$660


    All from Newegg and the motherboard is mATX so he won't be able to do crossfire or sli. It's a little overbudget, but I didn't want to decrease anything. Also you didn't say if he needed Windows, if he doesn't need it get a 500 watt power supply and a 6870.

    Tell me if your friend has a strict budget!
  2. is this as duplicate post?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.30 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Hard Drive: Seagate SV35 Series 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Video Card ($79.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Antec 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Total: $594.51 before $5 rebate
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  3. How do get such good systems for so cheap O.O
  4. Alright thank guys! I think I'm going to work off of Screwy's rig xD its really at an incredible price! the only think is i might spend a little more and get a full ATX motherboard because in the future I think he'll want the upgradable ram. Any ideas for what mobo i should look at?
  5. You don't need an ATX form factor to upgrade the ram. You only need 4 slots.

    My motherboard is mATX and has 4 slots. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128548

    If you still want tot get ATX get this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128550
  6. Alright well when I went to go look at the prices it turned out that almost all of these parts are out of stock! Could you build me another good rig like this one but making sure the items are in stock?
  7. i3 2120 - $125
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
    MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB - $125(sale)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687
    GIGABYTE H77 motherboard with 4 ram slots - $90
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128548
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $24
    Western Digital Caviar Blue - $80
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
    XFX ProSeries P1-450S-X2B9 450W power supply - $51 (sale)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207018
    Bitfenix case - $35
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=040683
    Windows 7 Home Premium - $105
    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=530&item_id=037803

    =$635

    I pretty much just edited my first post to add the 4 slots mobo and make it a little cheaper. It's not a super good bargain like the other dude's, but it's all in stock.
  8. You'll still need a video card and probably a better power supply (I'd suggest at least a 500w Corsair, XFX, or SeaSonic), but that does cover the bare essentials otherwise.
  9. ScrewySqrl said:
    is this as duplicate post?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.30 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Hard Drive: Seagate SV35 Series 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Video Card ($79.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Power Supply: Antec 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($105.92 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Total: $594.51 before $5 rebate
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)


    A couple of changes if it was my system:

    1. Change i5-2400 to i5-3450 for the extra $10 or so.
    2. Upsize the PS to OCZ ZS550W (Bronze)....400 watt PS would be a bit tight...even if it's a quality unit like this Antec (Seasonic). Same price for both.

    Dave
  10. Parker88 said:


    - only 2 memory slots on the motherboard

    - power supply sucks, it has 65% efficiency.

    - slow hard drive, only 5900rpm

    With that combo you would have to get Windows 7 and the graphics card for $200. So pretty much $95 for the graphics card.
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