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$600-$650 Gaming PC for SWTOR

Approximate Purchase Date: about 2-3weeks

Budget Range: $600-650 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for playing SWTOR (Star Wars:The Old Republic) other than that I mostly just use the internet. No video editing or audio stuff.

Do you need to buy OS: unfortunately yes i have to buy one, my win7 disc is a dell one so cant reuse it

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, us.ncix.com, any other sites that give good prices

Location:Dothan AL United States

Parts Preferences: no real preference just like a company's parts that give performance without a giant price tag

Overclocking: doubtful but if it fits in the budget thats fine

SLI or Crossfire: in the future yes

Keyboard/Mouse: i can get a keyboard for like $5 bucks so don't need that and i already have a mouse

Your Monitor Resolution: need a monitor, i currently have a laptop so can't reuse. I don't need a 22" screen a 17"-19" would be just fine, i dont like a huge screen anyways

I am building this desktop to play SWTOR more intensely, on say high settings i don't need ultra but i would love to pvp on high with good FPS. The pvp matches are usually around 16 players.
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  1. forgot to space the city from the : so it made a face the city is Dothan
  2. A $600 gaming build will be pretty limited if you have to budget in a monitor and an OS.
  3. yeah i know if i could get an OS and not pay it would be so much easier
  4. i could go $700 if i absolutely need to thats about my max
  5. About4Ninjas said:
    yeah i know if i could get an OS and not pay it would be so much easier


    We do not support or advocate illegally obtaining an OS here on Tom's. A copy of windows 7 will be around $80-90
  6. no i meant as in someone i knew had a multi-key OS
  7. Here's your best chance :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Zalman MZ215ED 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($13.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $641.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax Super Hurricane (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Zalman MZ215ED 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $640.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 21:02 EST-0500)
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $690.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 21:03 EST-0500)
  10. would the phenom II x4 black let me cut the CPU budget down a bit if i OC it?
  11. Best answer
    This is what you are looking at with the 975 black edition and aftermarket cooler.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Raidmax Super Hurricane (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Zalman MZ215ED 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $636.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-29 21:11 EST-0500)
  12. I like that list a lot cball 1311 :D, i asked about the phenom II x4 975 because i have read a lot about the FX series not performing well in gaming
  13. I have the 8350 and it does pretty well considering is is about $40 less than an 3570 and about $110 less than a hyperthreaded i7. Still no intel, but good for budget. I used my phenom II X4 925 up until Christmas and it did just fine too. BF3, Crysis 2, Black Ops 1, no problems.
  14. is there much of a difference between temps and FPS rates between the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB and the Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB. I have seen the Sapphire run Sleeping Dogs on high with fraps on still hitting around a 35 fps rate. Does the Gigabyte one perform at the same level cause they are the same price on newegg after the $15 rebate on the Sapphire card
  15. They will perform exactly the same.
  16. thanks guys for your help, it is much appreciated :D :D
  17. Best answer selected by About4Ninjas.
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