Gaming Desktop under $650 Tags: New Build Gaming Desktops Computer Systems Product Last response: January 9, 2013 9:05 PM in Systems Share Sphinctron January 9, 2013 8:22:46 PM Hello, I want to make or buy a computer that can run Starcraft 2 at 45+ fps and other games. I have already scoured the internet for something useful, but there are too many distracting pictures of cats. I am brand new to computer building. Purchase date: Within the next year or so. Budget: $650 or Under, give or take a bit. More about : gaming desktop 650 casper1973 January 9, 2013 8:55:35 PM I just put this together for someone else. Comes in at $650 but doesn't include an Operating System so technically over budget. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Mushkin Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.98 @ Outlet PC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.71 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon) Total: $650.62 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-09 17:54 EST-0500) PS. Here is a tiny cat wearing a tiny hat and eating ice cream! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnpWYaCKB0 jonjonjon January 9, 2013 9:05:27 PM what else do you need? os, monitor? what country do you live in? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Looking for a good gaming desktop under $ 650 Pre-built Forum Gaming Desktop for or under $ 650 revised. Forum Laptop for gaming under 650 dollars and below Forum Please Help me Find a Gaming Laptop under 650 $ Forum Gaming Rig, under 650 before rebates (updated) Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ade-advice Forum [New Build] Budget Gaming PC Under $ 650 ? Looking for a Build! Forum New budget gaming build under $ 650 Forum Looking to build a gaming capable Intel desktop , Under $700 Forum TECH JUNKIES, help me customize a gaming laptop under $1, 650 ? Forum Gaming desktop under $1000 Forum D3 Laptop Under $ 650 Forum Gaming rig under 650 $ need help Forum Versitle Desktop System under $ 650 Forum Help with a good all around Rig under $ 650 Forum A good laptop for under 650 (Please Help!) Forum Is this gaming PC okay? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !