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February 22, 2013 10:59:06 PM

Hello, I need the best system for gaming I can build with ~$600. Any help would be appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This mouth

Budget Range: 500-650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: I already have one

Parts to Upgrade: I already have a case

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Wisconsin. USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 by 900

Additional Comments: It does not need any fancy add-ons, just a somewhat powerful gaming pc.

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February 22, 2013 11:17:57 PM

what operating system do you have?

what case do you have? ( for motherboard selection )

February 22, 2013 11:22:57 PM

Windows 8 64 bit

Micro Atx case
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February 23, 2013 12:17:39 AM

You are right on the edge of what I would call the "no compromises build" - good video card, best processor available and plenty of overclocking room. If you absolutely have to hit the budget, drop to a B75 or H77 motherboard and an i5-3350p, and no aftermarket cooler to save ~$75-100 over this one.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($106.56 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $670.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 21:19 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 12:37:09 AM

i been watching that gold rush crap and things have been going slow but....... 400 bucks.

I had a 2500k but dropped it for the budget" machine. you can add it back if you want. also, if you can find some ddr3 1.5v 1600 geil black dragon ram, it runs really good and the red lights add something to a dark, sparse interior.

ram ( i have some of this )
mobo ( i have one of these )

these are just suggestions, but should build a decent gaming box for very little money.
February 23, 2013 2:05:44 AM

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