Solved Final check on $600 build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: January 6, 2013 11:27 PM in Systems Share Ampmachine January 6, 2013 3:59:14 PM I've been working on selecting the parts for my first gaming build. The budget is $600 and I do not need an HDD or OS. 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 12:57 EST-0500) Please let me know if you see anything to trade for that would give me more for the money. Remember, I'm trying to keep it below, or as close to $600 as possible. I don't plan on overclocking either. More about : final check 600 build Best solution AMD Radeon January 6, 2013 4:04:39 PM i found 7850 2Gb version at similar price http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7850twinfr... Ampmachine January 6, 2013 4:27:36 PM Awesome, thanks. With the 2gb will there be any heat issues, or bottlenecking? Related resources Final check before purchase. $ 600 - Forum Final Check for £ 600 Casual Gaming Build - Forum Final check for pc build - Forum Final Check $ 600 budget - Forum Final build check - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AMD Radeon January 6, 2013 4:41:55 PM hell no, i3 will be sufficient to handle even 7870 blake1243 January 6, 2013 4:43:44 PM The i3 could handle the HD 7950 if you wanted to lol. Ampmachine January 6, 2013 4:46:22 PM Ahh okay haha thanks guys. So does the build look pretty good? ( I added the 2gb) Pingypoker January 6, 2013 6:53:44 PM Looks pretty good. I'd switch out the PSU for this, and save up a bit more for a Radeon HD 7870 which you can pick up for about $200 Ampmachine January 6, 2013 7:07:36 PM Pingypoker said:Looks pretty good. I'd switch out the PSU for this, and save up a bit more for a Radeon HD 7870 which you can pick up for about $200 I think you forgot to provide a link. haha But, I was thinking about changing the psu since it's more wattage than I really need anyways. Pingypoker January 6, 2013 7:17:09 PM This is the cheapest you can get one for. blake1243 January 6, 2013 7:33:06 PM You could get the Corsair cx430 its onsale right now for $24.99 after rebate. Should be more than enough. Pingypoker January 6, 2013 7:41:19 PM blake1243 said:You could get the Corsair cx430 its onsale right now for $24.99 after rebate. Should be more than enough. That PSU only has a single 6+2 pin PCIE connector, so he wouldn't be able to upgrade very well in the future. Ampmachine January 6, 2013 11:27:52 PM Best answer selected by Ampmachine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst build , final check , $1000 ForumFinal check on pc build ForumFinal Build : i5 gaming (review and check ) ForumPC Build Parts Final Check ForumWTB TONIGHT! $1500 First time i7 build , check my final part list pls!! ForumFirst PC Build - Final Check , GPU/SWTOR question, ordering Monday ForumNew Build Final Check , does it pass? ForumFinal check on a gaming build if anyone wants to comment. ForumFinishing up my $ 600 Build , Have a few final questions. ForumFinal Build ... Double Check ForumFinal Build Check ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumMy Final Build(Need Advice) ForumAMD and INTEL Build ForumNew build check over More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !