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$500 - $600 Gaming Computer

Last response: in Systems
July 27, 2012 4:55:03 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few days

Budget Range: $500-$600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Pretty much just a gaming computer. Games I'd be playing the most would be Diablo 3, DoTA 2, and League of Legends.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: If it means anything, my monitor only has VGA and dual link DVI-D ports.

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a c 287 4 Gaming
July 27, 2012 5:15:56 AM

A little over $600 but here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $621.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 01:15 EDT-0400)
July 27, 2012 5:45:23 AM

can two people game on the desktop at the same time? I'd be interested in this set up
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2012 6:17:06 AM

No, that requires a lot more power than just an i3-2120. Not do-able at your budget.
July 28, 2012 4:02:35 AM

Best answer selected by CannedCans.