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December 28, 2012 7:27:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week or nest week

Budget: 600 dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important:gaming,steaming videos,internet.

Are you buying a monitor: no


Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon.

Location:U.S.A.

Parts Preferences:intel,amd,nvidia(brand doesnt matter)

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: I challenge you to build an awsome gaming pc for 600 dollars or less.If the build is good i will probobly buy it. I aslo am making this thread to hopefully help others on a small budget.

Thanks,shuan.

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December 28, 2012 7:31:39 PM

Hard to do for me since im not USA based XD
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December 28, 2012 7:42:28 PM

Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower Case w/ Blue Trim & Window $34.98
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 $99.99
CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 $109.99
RAM:Kingston 8GB Kit 2X4GB 1600MHz HyperX Blu $34.99
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 650 OC $119.99
PSU: XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition $75.48
HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green $99.99
DVD: Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM $15.99
Total $591,41

All for http://us.ncix.com/
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December 28, 2012 7:54:43 PM

mc_creeper said:
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 ATX Mid Tower Case w/ Blue Trim & Window $34.98
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 $99.99
CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 $109.99
RAM:Kingston 8GB Kit 2X4GB 1600MHz HyperX Blu $34.99
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 650 OC $119.99
PSU: XFX 650W PRO650W Core Edition $75.48
HDD: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green $99.99
DVD: Liteon IHAS124 24X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM $15.99
Total $591,41

All for http://us.ncix.com/


That's terrible for the price...

I'm sure someone else could do better, but this is waaay better than the above build. Drop down to an i3 3220 and you would be around $550 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uGBE
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December 28, 2012 8:07:14 PM

Only a bit cheaper :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $560.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 28, 2012 8:56:40 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.19 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $663.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 17:29 EST-0500)

Little bit more, but I think its worth it. (Just Change the PSU to save a lot of money)

Went over, will try to recorrect.


Replace the PSU with something a lil cheaper 500 watts is plenty honnestly you could get away with a cx 430 from Corsair
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December 28, 2012 9:13:29 PM

spentshells said:
Replace the PSU with something a lil cheaper 500 watts is plenty honnestly you could get away with a cx 430 from Corsair


Sorry, the reason I removed it was because I realised I was missing a Hard drive.
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