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$500-$600 Budget Gaming Build Help

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January 14, 2013 4:06:36 AM

I was planning on getting a build for 500-600 dollars for gaming/Music Producing/Small 3D Rendering. For gaming, I wanted to play MMO's (Guild Wars), LOL, Battlefield, Arma 2, TES Titles, FarCry3, etc. I was planning on building this in the Summer so it is subject to change, but for now, this is what it is.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wgaP

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer

Any suggestions for what I could upgrade and make better? Also, I would be able to go slightly over the 600 dollar budget.

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January 14, 2013 4:11:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($204.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $605.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 01:13 EST-0500)

should pick i5 on microcenter
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a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2013 4:22:31 AM

For the summer there will be the haswell intel cpus(June)which will be slightly faster than any previous cpus, if you're not buying it now, just make the thread then, also at that time there could be the new amd gpus, nvidia not so much(no release dates)...a lot could change.

The on die gpu looks promising :
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6600/intel-haswell-gt3e-g...
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