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November 29, 2012 2:35:11 AM

I've been researching for days now, and it just seems like I've come to a stand still over and over again. I want a computer for under 650$. Mainly for gaming. I also want it to last me the next couple years, and or be upgradable. I don't want to dish out 650$ on something soon to be obsolete. I would go AMD, but it seems the AMD are just stuck at performance. I would go Intel, but it seems intel is highly expensive.
Any help?

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November 29, 2012 3:03:13 AM

What would I have to spend to get a longevity build?
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November 29, 2012 3:18:20 AM

I can't see into the future but i would guess around 900 or more.
November 29, 2012 3:18:23 AM

AMD FX 6300 $140
Asrock 970 extreme 4 $105
2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM $35
Radeon 7850 $170
Hard drive $70
DVd drive $18
Antec ONE case $50
500 watt psu ~ $50


Plays most games on high settings or better on a 1080p screen
CPU is upgradeable on that board till at least one more generation of processors
the mb can crossfire and SLI , and has front USB 3 header , so the port on the case is useable
November 29, 2012 3:20:31 AM

Outlander how's this?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.76 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS06B-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.56 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $629.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 00:20 EST-0500)
November 29, 2012 3:32:50 AM

Graphics/gaming performance is going to be determined by your graphics card

The 7770 struggles at 1080p resolution so i would include the 7850

This 500 watt Corsair PSU is good enough

The Asrock motherboard has expansion options no other 970 chipset board has
.SLI , crossfire , front USB3 . The Gigabyte board cant do any of those things . $10 more for the asrock is good value

Cases are personal choice . I have not seen the case you have listed but it seems OK