Last check for $600 budget pc Tags: New Build Power Supplies Motherboards Systems Product Last response: January 6, 2013 1:43 PM in Systems Share twigz18 January 5, 2013 5:58:40 PM Hey, guys I would like to know which one of these three builds is the most optimal for $600. 1) CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad- Core Processor $81.99 Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $61.97 Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $29.99 Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card $214.98 Case: Apex Vortex 3620 ATX Mid Tower Case $31.62 Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $53.99 Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $15.99 Total: $545.52 (sihpped) 2) CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Total: $537.49 3) CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US) Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg) Total: $577.50 So which do u guys think is best for gaming? More about : check 600 budget johnsonjohnson a b V Motherboard January 5, 2013 9:40:55 PM Go with the 2nd build but replace the CPU with this one for the same price: Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor 3.2 GHz http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087EVHVW And if possible, replace the GPU with this one for $35 more after rebate: XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core Ed. 1000MHZ 2GB http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69828 m 0 l jonjonjon January 5, 2013 9:45:55 PM for $10 more get a 2GB 7850. nevermind its out of stock http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MLSGHE that 7870 is really $55 more out of pocket. m 0 l Related resources Last check before buying, $600 gaming pc. - Forum last check about the pc I want to build - 950 dollar budget - Forum 600$ Budget gaming PC that will last 4-5 years - Forum Last gaming pc check - Forum Last minute check for finished gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer NerdBBQ January 5, 2013 10:09:24 PM The 3rd option, if you could get an i5 it would be better but if it'll put you over budget it's fine to go with an i3-3220, it won't bottleneck a 7950. m 0 l twigz18 January 6, 2013 11:42:39 AM So if I were to increase my budget to $675, the 3rd option would be best? Else... The 2nd is best.... Then I guess m 0 l Sumukh_Bhagat January 6, 2013 11:54:05 AM Best Bang for the Buck You can Replace the card with 7870, if you prefer it PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Microcenter) Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $601.93 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) m 0 l NerdBBQ January 6, 2013 12:06:57 PM Why don't the second and third build have any storage? m 0 l twigz18 January 6, 2013 1:19:30 PM I'm not sure probably I forgot to put in , well it seems as though you guys are leaning more towards the intel. What's the difference with intel and amd for budget gaming? m 0 l blake1243 January 6, 2013 1:23:10 PM Intel has faster cores. The dual core i3's outperform just about every AMD on the market. For video editing and rendering you really can't go wrong with the FX 6 core and 8 core processors though. But for gaming stick with Intel. m 0 l twigz18 January 6, 2013 1:43:18 PM Ahh I see, and I think I forgot to mention but my monitors resolution is 1920 x 1080. So I guess build 2 wins.. With just a few tweaks. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$600 budget gaming build for friend, does everything check out? 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