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Looking for the best bang for my buck budget gaming pc...

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November 23, 2012 2:09:51 AM

Budget: 600 dollars. I DO need an OS and I don't want to pirate one. The final price can be AFTER rebates/combo discounts/instant discounts.

Usage: I'm looking to start a youtube channel, so I will be recording games with fraps. I'm guessing I'll need something amd based since their lower to mid range cpus seem to be better at handling multithreaded tasks (such as recording) than intel's budget dual core i3s.

I hope to max mid range games such as Dota 2, Left for Dead, and Skyrim, and to play at med-high settings on the high end games like BF3 multiplayer (while recording). My monitor's resolution is 1920 x 1080p, so that is the resolution I hope to play at.

Okay, so that's about it. Any suggestions? :) 

November 23, 2012 8:32:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($25.28 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $662.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 05:32 EST-0500)
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November 23, 2012 8:45:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $549.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 05:42 EST-0500)

$550 So cheap!

Buy windows 8 Pro for $40
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=GA8...

$590
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November 23, 2012 4:07:09 PM

cutebeans said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $549.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 05:42 EST-0500)

$550 So cheap!

Buy windows 8 Pro for $40
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/buy?ocid=GA8...

$590


Looks good, although I won't be able to take advantage of that great deal on windows 8 because I don't already have a prior version installed. Also, are you positive that motherboard will support a 6300 out of the box WITHOUT updating the bios first?
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November 24, 2012 1:11:41 AM

TheScarecrow97 said:
Looks good, although I won't be able to take advantage of that great deal on windows 8 because I don't already have a prior version installed. Also, are you positive that motherboard will support a 6300 out of the box WITHOUT updating the bios first?


Yuh. Windows 8 just download a windows 7 iso from digital river and activate the trial version then upgrade.
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