Thoughts on this sub $700 gaming PC Tags: Gaming Systems Last response: June 25, 2013 2:10 PM in Systems Share mrjoemama 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 More about : thoughts 700 gaming Reply to mrjoemama X79 a b 4 Gaming 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) No micro needed. Reply to X79 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: ForumYour thoughts on this sub-$700 gaming build? Forum[Solved] New Gaming Build Sub $700 Thoughts or Suggestions? ForumSolvedFirst ever gaming pc build 700 euros, any thoughts? ForumSolvedSub $700 gaming pc build ForumIs this a good sub $700 gaming PC for a complete beginner to build? ForumNew Gaming PC Build - Need Help Trimming Down Cost to sub-£700 ForumFirst time computer builder, sub $700 gaming PC ForumSub-700 Gaming PC: Good Build? ForumThoughts on this sub 700 build ForumAdvice on sub-$700 Gaming PC? First-timer ForumSub-$700 CAD/gaming rig ForumSub-$700 new build for Multimedia and Casual Gaming Feedback (First Timer) ForumSolvedLower than $700 Gaming Build Let me know your thoughts ForumSolvedStudent Looking for sub 700 laptop for gaming ForumSolvedFirst-time build, moderate gaming, sub-$700 ForumSolvedSub $1700 Gaming/Streaming/Rendering PC Suggestions ForumSolvedSub US$700 (pref 600) budget gaming build ForumSolvedSub $1000 Gaming PC ForumLower than $700 Gaming Build Let me know your thoughts ForumFirst try in awhile - sub $700 gaming rig More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !