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Budget gaming pc (For Next gen games with high settings?)

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June 30, 2013 6:06:09 PM


Hey guys. So I'm new to tomshardware forum and I'm looking to build a custom rig. I have just gotten tired of my crappy Xbox 360 so I needed to upgrade. If you have any builds that would suit my needs I would appreciate it. Preferably, I would like a quieter computer because the computer is in my room. I would like it to play a variety of games such as Total War: Shogun 2, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Also League of legends (currently my favorite) Bioshock 1/2/Infinite, Mass Effect 1/2/3, Battfield 3, /4 when it comes out etc.) So mainly RTS, RPG, FPS, and maybe MMOs like SWTOR. Thanks!

Budget Range: 600-650$ I do live in the US. (i dont know what the sweet spot is for price/performance) This will include the whole tower, and a copy of windows 7.

System Usage: Gaming, movies (like netflix), and perhaps some basic applications like google chrome and word i will not be doing any kind of video editing or rendering.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

I will probably be overclocking my cpu and gpu when they start to become a bit slow, like in two years.

also i do need a legitamate copy of Windows 7 since i am too afraid to pirate it and get viruses on a new pc. So please try to include in the price i know it is a lot but i do not have 1000$ to spend on a gaming rig atm. Anyways guys thanks for everything and appreciate all your help.

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June 30, 2013 6:43:30 PM

Best stuffs to get at this price range:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg) Free 8gb Crucial ddr3 memory with purchase, limited offer
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $647.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-30 21:42 EDT-0400)

Graphic performance is stronger than the PS4. Motherboard is sufficient if you want to OC your CPU in the future. High quality PSU, high quality case...
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June 30, 2013 7:05:45 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Best stuffs to get at this price range:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg) Free 8gb Crucial ddr3 memory with purchase, limited offer
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $647.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-30 21:42 EDT-0400)

Graphic performance is stronger than the PS4. Motherboard is sufficient if you want to OC your CPU in the future. High quality PSU, high quality case...


Nice combo with the RAM! +1 to this build over mine
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