Need help finding a $600 gaming build for friend

Friend just hit me back after a long time away asking me to build a pc for him to return to CS:GO on! Long story short is I'm not up with the current tech and I plan on buying this computer ASAP so I need your help. Thanks in advance. :hello:


Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 600-650 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: just need it to play games like cs:go, dota2, sc2

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: everything including keyboard and mouse

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.microcenter.com/

Location: IL - Chicagoland/Central 60631 (location on microcenter store tab)

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:

Your Monitor Resolution: At least 1680x1050

Additional Comments:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: new pc!
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  1. Not sure if you can afford this because its a couple bucks over budget but here it is :

    i5 3570K 3.4GHz - $189.99

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

    ASRock Z77 Pro3 1155 ATX - $60 with mobo purchase

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627

    Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 - $58 - a $15 MIR

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0347306

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - $85

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352164

    Corsair Builder series 500 Watt - $63 - a $5 MIR

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361422

    HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0343331

    Windows 7 64 bit - $100

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0361170

    Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner - $16

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382892

    HIS H687FN1GD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card 160$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389

    This build=792$ without os=692$

    this is a kick ass system and will destroy them gamees all day long
  2. probly a bit much

    could trim some with a Cooler Master Elite case, drop to a 3450 and a H77 or B75 motherboard
  3. jerreddredd said:
    you all missed that he needed a monitor in the build

    AMD x4 965BE/HD7770/4GB/500GBHDD/DVD/500wPSU/case/ 20" 1600x900 monitor 5ms

    $569.91
    $ 54.14 Tax
    -----------

    $624.05 +$25 rebates

    leaves you some $ to pick out KB and Mouse. also look at some of the monitors they have that are refurbished you might find a good one.

    this is that other monitor I saw, but it puts you at the upper limits of the budget and not much left for a KM/Mouse
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0390636



    hey man thanks a bunch, for a few extra bucks im thinkin about goin up to 8 gigs of ram, maybe with kingston hyperX blues, thoughts?
  4. sounds good. Do't forget keyboard, mouse, and some basic speakers
  5. bindin00 said:
    hey man thanks a bunch, for a few extra bucks im thinkin about goin up to 8 gigs of ram, maybe with kingston hyperX blues, thoughts?


    those or the Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x4gb.
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