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March 2, 2013 9:28:20 PM

I'm building budget gaming computer , this is the first computer im building so i want to get all the right stuff but it to stay under $650

case is rosewill challenger black comes with 3 fans , ATX mid tower - $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu is AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu/graphic card is MSI N630GT-MD4GD3 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP -$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

power supply is CORSAIR CX500M 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply -$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hard drive Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -bare drive -79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard- bundle with windows 7 $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR -$57.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

all together it cost 637.98 with shipping it was 652.99

March 2, 2013 10:44:30 PM

His motherboard isnt to bad if it comes bundled with windows 7, so you minus like 90 or so from that, and its around the right price.
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March 2, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Even with win 7 that mb is over priced


On the home page of toms is an article about the $600 gaming build
It would totally demolish your build

In the forum comments are a number of suggestions to replace the intel mb , cpu, and 7850 with

AMD FX 6300
Asreock 970 pro3
Radeon 7870

which costs the same amount and games even better

Both are around $600 without the operating system , and both are astronomically better than using a 630GT
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March 2, 2013 11:25:07 PM

I would try to get the parts from Ncix us, since it's cheaper most parts there(it's a trusted website), and some in newegg.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V @ NCIX US ($38.50)
Other: Antec Basiq VP450 450W @ NCIX US ($30.95)
Other: Bitfenix Merc Alpha Steel Black @ NCIX US ($39.99)
Other: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache @ NCIX US ($67.99)
Other: AMD FX-6300 Six Core Processor Socket AM3+ @ NCIX US ($129.99)
Other: Microsoft Windows 8 64Bit Full Version English OEM @ NCIX US ($84.99)
Other: LG GH24NS95 24X SATA Internal DVD Writer Black OEM @ NCIX US ($14.99)
Total: $622.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Base Total: $652.38
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $622.38

Those are custom links for NCIX US.
The motherboard is decent, as you can see it here : http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-...
You if you need a bit cheaper get the 7850 1GB : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77797&promoid=1332 159.99$(139.99$ after mir).
And if you want a standard atx mobo with the 970 chipset, i recommend this one : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
^10% off with promo code, it's 85.5$.
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March 2, 2013 11:35:04 PM

Djangos build is good, but I would want a mb with a 970 series chip set , and would happily pay the extra $25 for that
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March 2, 2013 11:38:00 PM

Yes, there's the asus for 85.5$ in newegg with promo code, it's a good motherboard with the 970 chipset.
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March 3, 2013 12:17:04 AM

Best answer selected by wolfkinggaming.
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