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December 27, 2012 2:58:05 AM

I'm building a gaming desktop, but I only have 450-550 dollar budget maybe it can go to 600 but that is my final limit.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 1-3 weeks

Budget Range: 450-650 dollars before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web browsing, Movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers, Operating system, CD/DVD Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect, Amazon

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Graphics Card, Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply, Case

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: Can't go over 650. Going to play games like Skyrim, Mass effect trilogy, Metro 2033, The Binding of Isaac, Hotline Miami, and a whole bunch of indie games. I DO NOT NEED THE GAME TO BE MAXED OUT AT 60 FPS. Medium-High is just fine. Maybe even low.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 3:06:06 AM

Do you need hdd ?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $530.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 3:06:40 AM

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $585.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:05 EST-0500)

You'll be able to play on high-ultra settings with this build. This build also has a good upgrade path. When you get the cash, you can throw in a i5 3570k. Or even an i7 ivy bridge CPU.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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December 27, 2012 3:29:05 AM

Thanks for all the responses. But is there any way to make it cheaper i dont need it be high-ultra just medium-high would be perfect. and AMD Phenom II X4 965 build. with like a Radeon HD 7770. Then i could upgrade. Or like a Intel Pentium G640 Sandy build with a Radeon HD 6870. Thanks for all your help.
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 3:33:56 AM

tonyb62 said:
Thanks for all the responses. But is there any way to make it cheaper i dont need it be high-ultra just medium-high would be perfect. and AMD Phenom II X4 965 build. with like a Radeon HD 7770. Then i could upgrade. Or like a Intel Pentium G640 Sandy build with a Radeon HD 6870. Thanks for all your help.



You said to 600$, the builds i gave was about less than that.
If you want ultra cheap :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $410.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 3:40:28 AM

Well, if you know the parts you want, why did you post here for help? Not trying to be a smartass. I just really want to know why.

Here's a cheap AMD build...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $402.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:39 EST-0500)

This build will get you the medium-high result you're looking for. Hope this helps; good luck!
December 27, 2012 3:51:00 AM

Both of you guys djangoringo, and DeusAres are such great people. I really appreicate the help and to answer DeusAres I am 16 and i have an average knowlegde about computer parts. I just wanted someone else opinion and i know everyone here made the computer i was looking for a lot cheaper than when i was looking. Thanks sorry for being difficult. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 4:34:24 AM

It's all good; I shouldn't have questioned your motives. It was actually a smart move to seek multiple opinions. Hang around these forums and you'll learn quite a bit. :) 
December 27, 2012 3:52:26 PM

@DeusAres Thanks i will. Once again i really appreciate this. I will now get my gaming pc. Thanks guys. :) 
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