$600 Budget PC Build ( I need answers )

Approximate Purchase Date: In a week

Budget Range: 600~630(MAX) Before Rebates and After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the web,
Using school applications such as microsoft word etc..

Are you buying a monitor: Nope. I have a 19" Dell Monitor with a resolution of 1440x900 @75 HZ 5 MS.

I also do not need a Optical Drive

I also do not need a Hard Drive

Parts to Upgrade: This is a new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Please dont include microcenter

Location: New York, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional Comments: I want to run every single game on ultra.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Crap Old Dell Computer.

Current build:


XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB

$205 + $7 Shipping = $212


Corsair Builder Series 600W



G Skill Ripjaws 4x2 8 GB 240 Pin DDR3 1600



i5 3450 & B75 Motherboard



Rosewill Challenger


Total: $627


1) Should i get a GTX 560TI 1GB for $5 more instead of a Radeon HD 7850 1GB?

2) Should i downgrade to 4GB to save $20 and use it for something else?

3) Should i change to a Corsair 500W to save some $$ or play it safe and for more future proofing or can you suggest me a better PSU for a similiar price?

4) I heard the 7850 1GB is very rare/limited will i have any trouble getting it from newegg?

5) Is this a solid build/ everything compatible/ Best i can get for this price?
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  1. Anyone :(?
  2. Best answer
    1) No, the HD 7850 is superior. And this is a better card, in case you decide to upgrade your monitor down the line. (You'll be hitting 1GB+ of VRAM usage playing the most intensive games on Ultra at 900p.)
    2) No, no reason to.
    3) Yes, 500W is plenty for that build, and GPU power usage is going down this gen.
    4) No, if it's listed you can buy it.
    5) Looks like a good build. I have the same res, and I can max out any game on ultra at 40fps or better.
  3. jessterman21 said:
    1) No, the HD 7850 is superior. And this is a better card, in case you decide to upgrade your monitor down the line.

    +1 Nice find on the HIS IceQ. That card seems to have much better potential than the 1GB XFX. Not to mention it might overclock better.
  4. I own the corsair buider PSU (the 600w version), and I regret buying it. It has coil whine that annoys me and the plastic that holds the power cord to the actual power supply does not hold the cord very tightly, so if the computer is bumped into hard enough it will disconnect. I would recommend this:

  5. Best answer selected by xdkez.
  6. Can anyone recommend me a good 500W Power supply below $70?
  7. Thanks but i will get this :

    There is a 15% off all antec psus and this one seems pretty solid
  8. Wait is this a better 7850? its within my budget now :)
  9. Yeah, that PSU will be fine, but the Rosewill Hive is better - 80+ Bronze vs. just 80+. Modular, too, so you can take off the cables you don't use. Oh wait that must've been a 1-day deal for $65!

    That XFX is as good as the HIS I recommended, but $15 more expensive - why waste that money? Get a better PSU, like this one:
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