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PC build help! 600 $ gaming rig

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November 30, 2012 6:29:28 PM

Hi, I need advice on this PC i am building i have made a list of components and would like some people to look over it.
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX US
Case Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $52.74 @ Mwave
Power Supply Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $606.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 18:09 EST-0500

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November 30, 2012 6:33:33 PM

Hi :) 

You NEED a better graphics card for gaming...you wont be playing on Ultra on BF3 on that card as an example...

All the best Brett :) 
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November 30, 2012 6:34:17 PM

Go for a 1GB GTX 650 Ti. The extra gig won't help with a 128 bit card. And that PSU is quite horrible. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The Neo Eco will provide more power at an affordable price. It is also a much better model than the cooler master. I don't trust them when it comes to PSUs.
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November 30, 2012 6:45:29 PM

indonesianboi123 said:
Hi, I need advice on this PC i am building i have made a list of components and would like some people to look over it.
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $64.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX US
Case Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $52.74 @ Mwave
Power Supply Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $606.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 18:09 EST-0500

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November 30, 2012 6:46:20 PM

What would your advice be other than the i5 i selected? Buying the 1 gb with a better graphics card would be better than a 2gb cheaper card?
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November 30, 2012 6:54:17 PM

How is this build for a little more money.
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470) | $149.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-...) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h61mu3s...) | $73.97 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $54.99 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp31568k...) | $214.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Azza Orion 202 EVO ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz202evo) | $34.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco4...) | $44.98 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $19.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $653.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:54 EST-0500 |
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November 30, 2012 7:38:31 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 1, 2012 1:26:49 AM

indonesianboi123 said:
How is this build for a little more money.
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qiX8/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470) | $149.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-...) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h61mu3s...) | $73.97 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $54.99 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp31568k...) | $214.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Azza Orion 202 EVO ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/azza-case-csaz202evo) | $34.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-neoeco4...) | $44.98 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $19.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $653.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 15:54 EST-0500 |


I wouldn't recommend purchasing a 560TI anymore. The Radeon 7850 is cheaper and beats it in every single test. Also H61 won't be able to handle the 3470 without a BIOS update.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($126.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $650.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-30 22:26 EST-0500)
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