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Gaming PC under $600 need help quick!

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August 8, 2012 2:39:13 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $550 - $600 after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING, internet, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: NO

Do you need to buy OS: NO

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: AMAZON and I guess Newegg

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like best bang for my buck CPU and GPU, and corsair psu.

Overclocking: Yes, I was probably going to go with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus

SLI or Crossfire: As soon as I have more money in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: I will have a monitor with either 1680x1050 or 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet preferably but I don't care as long as its not too loud

More about : gaming 600 quick

August 8, 2012 3:03:04 AM

Someone please help
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August 8, 2012 3:03:46 AM

not much info here but ill see what i can come up with like do u need case, RAM, mobo, and all that

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August 8, 2012 3:12:03 AM

What types of games be more specific
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August 8, 2012 3:19:36 AM

yea what games are u going to play casue with a 500-600 its will be hard to get a good cup and gpu that will last you a few years

what os do u have is it 32bit windows or is it 64?
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August 8, 2012 3:27:26 AM

I play mostly COD4 promod which is basically what im building this rig for cause i need to get 250FPS constant. I have 64 bit. Ask any other questions sorry didn't know you would need more.

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August 8, 2012 3:33:04 AM

well here it is

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

all from new egg and its was $743.91 and thats befor shipping pretty hard to build a good gaming pc for 600 soo yea i went a little over casue i was not going to make ya *** ass pc that would need upgraded in a year.

wish you gave more info on what you already have and if you feel like spending more let me know i can make you a better one if u can be a little more flex with your $ cap i was thinking at least 1k for a pc to last you 3+ years with no need for upgrades.
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August 8, 2012 3:33:48 AM

like call of duty 4 modern warfare?
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August 8, 2012 3:44:36 AM

ok well what do u have park wise now that we can just upgrage rather then build you a new rig like a full runs down your case, the mother board, how much RAM do u have, what size hard drive, what wat is your power supply unit and what CPU do u have and GPU, and i am pretty sure you have a disk drive.
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August 8, 2012 3:49:45 AM

Sorry i need a completely new rig because as of right now im gaming on a laptop LOL. I dont need an optical drive, monitor, os, speakers, mouse, or keyboard. I need everything else and please stay in my budget I'm most likely going to upgrade whenever I can so that won't be much of a problem.
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August 8, 2012 3:53:31 AM

ok ill try and revise
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August 8, 2012 3:54:25 AM

Ok thanks and can you list out the parts sorry its not letting me view it when you put it in a wish list or what ever on newegg
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August 8, 2012 3:59:35 AM

sure after the revision
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August 8, 2012 4:25:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $539.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-08 00:25 EDT-0400)

This price is after Mail in Rebates.
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August 8, 2012 4:33:09 AM

Which is better the gtx 560 or hd 6870?
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August 8, 2012 4:44:54 AM

They are both pretty much the same; get whichever one is cheaper.
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August 8, 2012 4:45:33 AM

iv had nothing but driver probs with amd so id go 560 almost done with build
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August 8, 2012 5:00:08 AM

ok i got Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel room for upgrades and nice airflow and it glow blue

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a mobo i went ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 for future upgrade if and when you go SLI and ram upgrade if you need it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for ram i went G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) sorry about the color clash but it will get the job done and will take advantage of your mobos dual chanel ram feature

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for CPU i figured Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz caue its only CoD4 and it will play newerish games too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also id like to say no need for a heatsink casue you will not need to overclock in CoD4

for your PSU i went Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W its good power wise and it glows blue i got one of these my self but its an 850w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for a GPU i went MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) good price and good gameing would really recomend a gtx 670 for your whole best GPU for the $$ think but ill have to upgrade your CPU to an i-5 for a bit more $$$ and that will got a little over 600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you got the other parts at home so i think your good to go and im like 90% sure its all compatable hope this helps
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August 8, 2012 5:10:52 AM

o sorry the total is 539.98
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August 8, 2012 5:20:15 AM

No offense Mcclellan but I would definitely change some parts around in your suggestion. First of all, that power supply sucks, it's not 80 plus certified and honestly, probably doesn't output even 450W of the advertised 600W; the Corsair CX500v2 also has a $20 mail in rebate.

The case you picked is great, but is really expensive and the money is better spent on a better GPU. The CM Elite 430 also has a blue light and a window and great airflow.

The motherboard is also great, but also more expensive than he can afford and it has overclocking, which he doesn't need because he can't afford a better CPU than an i3-2120. It also doesn't support integrated graphics which can be an issue if there is ever a problem with the GPU. The only reason to keep that motherboard would be if he wants to SLI in the future.

I would probably recommend getting the cheaper motherboard and getting a better graphics card now, unless you plan to sli by the end of the year; if not, the GTX 560 will probably be running out of stock, considering the GTX 660 is coming out this month.

If you do decide to get the cheaper motherboard then you might be able to afford a GTX 560 ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 8, 2012 5:39:57 AM

hmmm just wondering what makes you think its not going to do 600w

for the mobo he was wanting to do sli later on

for the case you picked there is only one fan.... not seeing good air flow there and all the best parts in the world will explode into flames without proper cooling

also Jordannn15 if i where you i would save up so you can get a really good GPU and CPU casue you said you wanted the best for your $$$ and the best for the price atm is the gtx 670 for you GPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a i-5 3570k k is for overcloked (you will want to get a heat sink here i got a few in mind if you do decide to save up

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

your going to save yourself alot of $$$ in the long run casue an i-3 and a cheap GPU wont really play newer better games or make them look very good if you ever want to expand past just CoD4


let me know what ya think Ironslice im new to the pc building world and you seem to have a good grasp
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August 8, 2012 12:40:24 PM

Best answer selected by Jordannn15.
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