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HELP: Suggest a budget gaming PC build under $600 including monitor

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February 12, 2013 1:03:28 PM

Hey everyone,

As stated by the title, I want to buy a budget gaming build for anything less than $600 max $620 US.

I want it to be able to play modern games at 720p and maybe 1080p (I don't have a widescreen monitor yet), such as BF3, Skyrim, Hitman: Absolution, Planetside 2, Far Cry 3 etc...

I do like using Intel chips because of their better architecture but I don't mind the FX series of AMD processors. I am not a heavy overclocker so I probably wouldn't need to overclock by much if any at all but if it is possible I will overclock anyway.

I don't want an SSD now, I want a regular 500GB HDD, no more, no less.
AND if possible, I want to be able to add a second graphics card in SLI/Crossfire (I don't prefer either maker, just need to graphics)

Currently I am used to a system with G31 integrated graphics so I definitely want a full upgrade. I won't need the OS, keyboard, monitor, mouse etc...
I should be getting about $600 to $650 US so I would spend some money on a good widescreen monitor, I have seen some for
I only need the HDD, Processor, Memory, Video Card, PSU and monitor (no more than 23") and case is only optional, but I have an older case I could use.

Bear in mind I am in Jamaica and I don't know if I would be able to take advantage of rebates.

Ok that is a lot of conditions, so thanks in advance for the replies! :hello: 

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a b B Homebuilt system
a c 289 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
February 12, 2013 11:40:56 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($87.59 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $607.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 20:40 EST-0500)

This will be much better.

Better CPU for gaming.
Better PSU by FAR.
Better GPU by about 20%
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 12:38:20 AM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($87.59 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $607.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 20:40 EST-0500)

This will be much better.

Better CPU for gaming.
Better PSU by FAR.
Better GPU by about 20%

Whoa; thats awesome! I'd go for this.
February 13, 2013 1:59:42 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL193ABB 18.5" Monitor ($87.59 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $607.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 20:40 EST-0500)

This will be much better.

Better CPU for gaming.
Better PSU by FAR.
Better GPU by about 20%


I already have a dvd drive new at home but aside from that it's a good deal. Thanks!
February 15, 2013 4:03:51 AM

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