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Gaming Build Under $600 (First Build)

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January 4, 2013 2:59:54 PM

I´ve decided to build my first computer myself. Here are the specific stuff I will use it for.

Budget Range: $600-$650 can´t go higher (before shipping)

Use, most to least: Gaming and recording fraps for YouTube, editing with Sony Vegas, internet, schoolwork.

Games: Minecraft, LoL, WoW, SC, TF2, Other many games.

Does it have to run on Ultra while recording?: Well if it can it would be nice but no I just want it to be able to run Mid-High-Ultra while decent FPS while recording with Fraps

Overclocking: No, not really see why would I need it but if you guys think is good I´ll do it.

Need peripherals and OS: No

Monitor: No. Probably this one´s resolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or one alike.

Preferred website parts: Newegg and Amazon cause I have prime, but the cheapest.

Location: US

AMD or Intel: Not really care, but I´ve been seeing this CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and it looks like it is really good a lot of people give it 5 eggs and say it beats i5

AMD or nVidia: Not really care, just what gives me the bang for my buck

Current PC: HP AMD e-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30Ghz 8 GB RAM
This computer runs LoL, TF2, Minecraft, WoW, SC on low with 20 FPS

So yeah this PC will be a big jump for me I´ve never had a nice PC. And I´m gonna start a gaming channel.

Any other info you need just ask for it...

:D  :D  :D  :D  :D 

Also if you want to know what I got in mind (I got kind of a build set up (but I want the pro´s advice) tell me and I post the links to the stuff)

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January 4, 2013 3:06:57 PM

That CPU won't come anywhere close to an i5 unless you overclock it pretty heavily.
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January 4, 2013 3:14:14 PM

^ couldnt agree more.... i5 is king

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 12:13 EST-0500)

it is cheaper than newegg only
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January 6, 2013 2:15:42 AM

Taeran said:
That CPU won't come anywhere close to an i5 unless you overclock it pretty heavily.


so basically what are u saying, can it play games along 560 ti while on fraps or cant it? (doesnt have to run on ultra)
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January 6, 2013 3:32:03 AM

I just built a rig for $575 w/monitor that I'm happily gaming/video editing/recording on. I went with the AMD FX-6300 and AMD 7770.
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January 6, 2013 4:12:57 AM

I'm in pretty much the same boat. This is what I've got so far. I'm not sure if it's great or not, so anyone else's input on it would be nice. If it's nice, then feel free to use some or all of it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $572.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 01:12 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 6:30:53 AM

Ampmachine said:
I'm in pretty much the same boat. This is what I've got so far. I'm not sure if it's great or not, so anyone else's input on it would be nice. If it's nice, then feel free to use some or all of it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $572.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 01:12 EST-0500)


I'd honestly go with an AMD FX-6300 over an i3-3220 since for the price it's a very overclock friendly CPU where the Intel isn't. But that's just me.
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January 8, 2013 1:57:23 AM

AMD Radeon said:
^ couldnt agree more.... i5 is king

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 12:13 EST-0500)

it is cheaper than newegg only


anything i could lower to make it 615 or so? also is that i5 as good as i5 2500k? will this build run and fraps games? thanks a lot all
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January 8, 2013 2:15:32 AM

jasiel21 said:
anything i could lower to make it 615 or so? also is that i5 as good as i5 2500k? will this build run and fraps games? thanks a lot all


The i5-3470 is a step above the i5-2500K but a step below the i5-3570K.
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