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Budget Gaming PC --- So Sorry

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December 29, 2012 2:10:52 AM

First of all I wanted to say hello and that this is the greatest site Ive ever been directed to. Second I want to build a gaming PC by beginning of 2013. I want to play games like farcry, natural selection, call of duty, etc and I will not need an os. My budget is in between $5-600. Thanx everyone. Btw I searched quite a bit but threads like this are so versatile and plentiful that the majority I came across didnt match my current preference of setup. I dont need a casing, power supply, monitor, mouse, or keyboard. I would like to get the most bang out of that buck if possible. Thanx again!

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2012 2:29:53 AM

I hope the power supply we dont need to include is a decent one on your end.

For 600$

i5 3570k - 200$
AsRock extreme 3g3 - 100$
Ripjaws 2 x 4gb (8GB) - 30$
Geforce GTX600 - 220$
Western Digital caviar green HDD - 70$

I'd recomend this, and these are average prices, I recomend you google these or search them on Amazon, newegg, or eBay.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2012 2:34:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $570
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 23:33 EST-0500)

The psu better be good, if not get a Antec High Current Gamer 520/620W Depending on the price. The 620W is cheaper then the 520W at the moment..

EDIT: took out the case..
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December 29, 2012 9:15:30 PM

I have a Eco-Smart Sli ready AGI-U550UBBK 550w Power Supply, model # HEC-550TW-TF. Hopefully good enough to power any rig you guys can list out for me. I bought it around 2-3 years ago for $110 which was overkill for my previous setup and its been sitting in my closet ready to go into the next system. Barely used btw, maybe 2-3 months at most. Thanx again for the quick replies too. If possible list me a couple more options. Thanx fellas.

All Good?
Also wanna add that I want to run planetside 2 and natural selection 2
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2012 11:11:23 PM

I recomend what Camohanna suggested. And that PSU may be good, but just remember, Nvidia will 'SLI ready' a toaster now a days.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 30, 2012 12:35:53 AM

Just reinforcing what I posted before, an Intel i5 will mean that you will get a pretty shitty GPU. That leaves an AMD CPU and the FX-6300 is a decent one for the price range. That graphics card can run any game on high, if not max settings.
December 30, 2012 5:45:49 AM

Thanx ive always preferred amd for gaming anyway. I appreciate all the help from you both. Thanx
June 9, 2013 11:43:14 PM

Checking in wanted to see what you guys thought about this one.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($78.56 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.09 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $526.21

I guess I could shell out and ramp that memory up to 8gigs. Getting a newer case later but I have like 5 on hand right now so Ill wait on that. SSD as well. Anything wrong with this setup or anything I should change? Thanx!
June 10, 2013 8:47:56 PM

I have just read that certain vid card chipsets work better with particular motherboard and cpus? As much as I personally like this setup is this going to be as efficient as can be or should I start over?