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building a PC good for gaming(budget of $600)

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March 26, 2013 2:43:05 AM

building a PC good for gaming(budget of $600)

any suggested Processors, videocard and Mobo??

I dont know alot about building PCs , i just know how to enjoy and appreciate games. my friend says that if i chose the wrong parts it'll cause bottle necking, he says it's something about performance of the PC. so i've got to ask people who know alot about these kinds of stuff


for CPU would you suggest FX4100
and for GPU HD 7850?
April 2, 2013 1:11:10 PM

For the cpu i would reccomend getting a phenom ii x4 965 which is cheaper than the fx 4100 and better since it is a true quad core. For the gpu the hd 7850 will be good. As for the mobo get an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X.
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April 2, 2013 3:42:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/O0TT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/O0TT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/O0TT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $602.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-02 18:42 EDT-0400)
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April 2, 2013 3:49:16 PM

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For the cpu i would reccomend getting a phenom ii x4 965 which is cheaper than the fx 4100 and better since it is a true quad core. For the gpu the hd 7850 will be good. As for the mobo get an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X.


The Phenom II 965 and the FX-4130 don't use the same architecture. The 790 series is very outdated for AMD motherboards and won't support multiple PCI lanes.

FX-6300 is always better than any Bulldozer CPU is. It performs about equivalent to an Intel i3.

I'd suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($175.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $664.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-02 18:48 EDT-0400)

I went a bit over budget but otherwise this would be a pretty solid gaming rig for $600 - $650.
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