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I need help getting a good "bang for your buck" rig, at a $600 budget. Can anyone help me and give me suggestions please?

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December 25, 2013 6:05:04 PM

Hello everyone, I was hoping to get some constructive feedback on what rig I can get with a $600 budget. I remember in the past that budget cards such as the ATI 5770 and the 9600GT (back in 2008) served me very well and didn't cost much at all ($90 for the 9600GT and about $120 for the ATI 5770). Does anyone know what's good on the market these days for budget gamers? I haven't built a PC in so many years that I am not caught up with the current market. Obviously with this budget I am not looking for something that will run games on high/ultra in 5 years. Instead, I want a rig that can max out games like Rome II and Far Cry 3 and run them very smoothly. I will be using a monitor with a 1600x900 resolution. Thanks in advance, and happy holidays.
December 26, 2013 11:12:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($56.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($236.98 @ B&H)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $587.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 02:10 EST-0500)

This build will play Far Cry 3 fine. It plays skyrim at around 90 FPS, and Battlefield 3 at around 70 Fps, both on ultra settings.
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