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Thoughts on this sub $700 gaming PC

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June 25, 2013 2:07:54 PM

I was told to try and spec out the best $700 PC, when considering buying a iBuypower machine.

I tried to squeak out the most out of the $700, which is a firm price, while not compromising too much.



CPU - AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core = $119.99
Motherboard - ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ =$54.99
Memory - Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 = $52.99
Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM = $66.62
Video Card - HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB = $199.99
Case - Antec One ATX Mid Tower = $49.99
Power Supply - XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V = $61.24
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) = $90.99

Total: $696.80

Let me know what you think. All parts were priced on pcpartpicker.com

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June 25, 2013 2:10:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Expansys US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $694.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 17:10 EDT-0400)

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