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600$ Gaming PC Build. Need some advice on what I have so far.

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July 4, 2013 8:15:09 AM

My 18th birthday is next week and I am getting some money early. I am planning on buying within the next couple of days (Hopefully today!). I have about a 575$ish build up to 600$ with shipping. I am planning on buy everything at Newegg for shipping purposes.

So far this is the build I have chosen:

  • Rosewill CHALLENGER Black gaming ATX Mid Tower. ($49.99; 3 Fans)
  • MSI H61M-P31 Micro ATX($47.99)
  • GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB($169.99)
  • Corsair CX430($44.99)
  • i3-3220 Ivy @3.3GHz($129.99)
  • Crucial Ballistix Sprot 8GB($52.99)
  • Western Digital WD Blue 500GB($59.99)
  • ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter($18.99)

  • Total: $575::Link

    But I was wondering should I get a AMD build? I was looking into these processors:

    • FX-6300K
    • A8-6600K


  • My goal is to run Planetside 2 on high settings. Understanding most of the game is CPU-heavy it is a hard derision for me. I saw a video that was uploaded in the past couple of days. Same exact build running PS2 on high.

    Any advice would be helpful! I might be overclocking, but I highly doubt it. The reason I can not go higher is because of college starting in the fall and I need all the money I can get!

    Thank you very much,
    Christian


    Go Hatters! (Stetson University)
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    July 4, 2013 1:42:56 PM

    Here is a great build. A six-core CPU for Planetside 2, as well as a much better GPU for the GPU-intensive games. This has better RAM, as well as a better motherboard which allows you to overclock your CPU. :) 
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Diamond Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $658.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 16:41 EDT-0400)
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