$500 - $600 Gaming Computer

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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  1. Best answer
    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)
  2. can two people game on the desktop at the same time? I'd be interested in this set up
  3. No, that requires a lot more power than just an i3-2120. Not do-able at your budget.
  4. Best answer selected by CannedCans.
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