Help with building a cheap gaming computer. ($600 budget)

I need help choosing the parts for a cheap gaming computer. I took a PC repair class and learned how to build a computer from scratch but I never learned how to choose the parts. My budget is $600 (With Windows 7) and I plan on buying the parts in 1 month. I usually play games like World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Thanks. :D
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.60 @ Amazon)
    Total: $525.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This should run both of those games and more flawlessly on the highest settings they go.
  2. Deemo13 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jinS/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.60 @ Amazon)
    Total: $525.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This should run both of those games and more flawlessly on the highest settings they go.


    Thanks for the help. I may go with this. :)

    I also have one other question. Could I upgrade this build later if I decide to do so?
  3. It depends. You could add RAM and a new processor as well. If you want to upgrade, I am going to put a CX500 power supply just in case. Its not that much more expensive:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.60 @ Amazon)
    Total: $552.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  4. Deemo13 said:
    It depends. You could add RAM and a new processor as well. If you want to upgrade, I am going to put a CX500 power supply just in case. Its not that much more expensive:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jiuU/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.60 @ Amazon)
    Total: $552.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    Some are telling me to upgrade to the i3-3220 which means I'll need a different motherboard. Would it be worth it in your opinion?

    Oh, and one more thing. The hard drive.
  5. Whoops, must have forgot that part.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jucT
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jucT/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jucT/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.32 @ Amazon)
    Total: $609.23
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    Try that.
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