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$600 Gaming PC

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July 8, 2012 7:36:52 PM

I'm looking for parts for a gaming computer I plan on building, but I'm unfortunately on a budget. This is my first time building a PC, so if anyone could look over the parts I have listed below, that would be great. If anything isn't compatible, or I can get anything that would perform better for my money, please tell me. I plan on using this computer for gaming, programming, and some video editing/rendering. Thanks a ton.

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Case/Power Supply($50):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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OS/Memory($120):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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Motherboard($100):
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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CPU($120):
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Graphics Card($125):
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Hard Drive($65)
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Optical Drive($18):
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Total: $598

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a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 8:00:46 PM

Do consider this build with a better GPU, based on intel CPU with OS:

CPU & ODD: $125- i3-2100 & Asus

Motherboard:$45- Asrock H61

RAM: $20- GSkill NS 4GB(Single 4GB kit. In a month or so if you have spare $20 get another 4GB kit)

PSU: $45- Corsair CX430(Enough to power this setup, also reliable compared to Ultra PSUs)

GPU: $210- Zotac GTX 560Ti(Much better than 550Ti)

HDD: $70- WD Cavier Blue 500 GB

Case: $30- Apex TX 381(Decent one)

OS: $69- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Total(Excluding Rebates): 615 USD

Rebates: $40
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July 8, 2012 8:37:45 PM

Would this build you have listed be able to handle most games on normal settings? Would it be easy to upgrade certain components such as the GPU, CPU, and motherboard without having to replace other components?

IN GENERAL: Would your build perform better then mine for what I'm using it for?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 11:05:54 AM

patmrpro said:
Would this build you have listed be able to handle most games on normal settings? Would it be easy to upgrade certain components such as the GPU, CPU, and motherboard without having to replace other components?

IN GENERAL: Would your build perform better then mine for what I'm using it for?


Well the the motherboard lack support for USB 3 and sata 6gb/s. So upgrade can be hampered in some way.
If possible spend some more like $60-65 on a motherboard with Sata 6gb/s and usb 3 supoort.

Regarding gaming, you will be able to play most games at high or even utra settings.
Also note in games a hex core cpu does not provide any advantage over dual core,quad core cpus
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July 10, 2012 9:37:27 PM

Could you recommend a better motherboard that's more expandable in the future?
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