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Budget gaming/school rig under $560 USD (after rebate)

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July 10, 2012 12:01:53 AM

I am planning to build a budget pc so that I can play games such as; the witcher 2, crysis 2, minecraft, LOL, and tribes ascend on at least medium setting. (30 to 50fps)

here is my starting build, also keep in mind that this is a school and gaming rig also no overclocking, crossfire or sli.


computer case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $59.99

cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $124.99

Motherboard / ram combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Price: $104.98

psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $44.99

hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $84.99

Gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $139.99

total: $599.93

If I am missing anything please tell me.
Also please throw out suggestions for the optimal build at the best price.

And remember, Gaming 60% and school work 40%. I appreciate any positive feedback.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:10:54 AM

do you have windows already? if not, that adds a hundred dollars to the rig

assuming you dont have windows, here you go

if you do, just take it out

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9gks
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July 10, 2012 12:17:01 AM

oh sorry, forgot to say.
I am not including operating system, mouse, optical drive, keyboard or moniter in the build.
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July 10, 2012 12:22:14 AM

are there any other ideas different build alternatives?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:25:58 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bADE

amped up the ram for better multitsking
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July 10, 2012 12:33:44 AM

Thanks, but what i am looking for is a different but better build overall not just small differences, also hopefully more opinions so that I can get the best quality out of my games without breaking the bank. But this site pcpartpicker is really helpful for finding the best deals.
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July 10, 2012 5:49:27 AM

Best answer selected by Ararbrar.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 11:11:32 AM

you can toss 40 dollars more for the graphics card. that will get you a gtx560ti which is better than the 6870. another 30 dollars you can get yourself a 560ti448core

here is the new build with the 560ti. this one has a specially binned 560ti so that it has more overclocking headroom
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bKtP
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