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Gaming PC for a beginner (500$-600$)

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April 25, 2014 1:55:34 PM

Completely new to this, and so I was wondering what is the best setup for a gaming PC under 600$ ...from scratch. I dont mind whatever the graphics would be too much just as long as it can run Rust, DayZ and such. I understand this may not be possible.
April 25, 2014 2:05:27 PM

It's hard to build with such a low budget, hard to find part but here a great first build.
CPU AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.90
CPU Cooler
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $18.90
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $83.90
Storage
Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $60.00
Video Card
Gigabyte GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card $75.00
Case
BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $39.90
Power Supply
XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.90
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $100.00

total $566
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April 25, 2014 2:06:35 PM

Check out Gooeypc http://gooeypc.com/gallery.aspx , they allow you to build with compatibility and give some standard builds that would be cheap, I can run those games on my laptop, try to go for a Radeon Video card instead of NVidea.
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April 25, 2014 2:09:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $588.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 17:08 EDT-0400)

act fast though, that 260X is the price of a 250X...it won't last long!
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April 26, 2014 4:15:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($118.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.10 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $542.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 07:15 EDT-0400)
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