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$600 Mid-range Gaming PC for my girlfriend
by lysergik
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Description

Built this so we could play games together. My goal was $500 which we got very close to, minus the monitor. Power is comparable to my i7-2600k / GTX 560 build which is a couple years old now. Also threw in a couple extra fans I had lying around

She's mainly been playing Guild Wars 2 and this handles it well with most settings on high

First upgrade will be an aftermarket CPU cooler since this processor has so much room for overclocking

Part List
Details
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load0.0° C
XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate875MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle39.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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BranToast75 [4 Builds] 8 points 7 months ago

Love the final fantasy 10 logo on the side :)

 
 
lysergik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks =D

 
 
MAXXHEW [2 Builds] 5 points 7 months ago

lysergic... you should have named it the sugarcube, so sweet.

 
 
mallocunbounded [1 Build] 4 points 7 months ago

What is your girlfriend getting you in return?

 
 
candy [3 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

Internal pics?

 
 
lysergik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Just put one up!

 
 
candy [3 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

Nice +1

 
 
Davifus 2 points 7 months ago

Dude That FFX Yuna on the side is the sickest thing I have ever seen. +1Million

 
 
lysergik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you! Got it made on eBay for $12

 
 
malcar11 [3 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

Is pretty! gorgeous! Cute! I really want one like this. The color and the logos really combine. Your girlfriend should be very happy! (I would) Love he case.

Caroline!

 
 
ogpinkdino 2 points 4 months ago

Did you have to update the bios for the cpu?

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Loving that miniature shot! Nice build

 
 
Eschaton [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

How are those case fans?

 
 
gtmsnba13 1 point 7 months ago

Long live single slot cards!

 
 
DownloadMoreRAM 1 point 7 months ago

Really nice build man! Wish my girlfriend would want something like this! lol

 
 
Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Oh man, how is that mobo doing? I put the 960 in a build for a friend and it did not do well at all. I have an AsRock Extreme4 in my rig and thought AsRock was awesome. I'm having mixed feeling about them now.

 
 
lysergik [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 7 months ago

So far so good, it's been running for a few days with no issues. My first AsRock mobo so we'll see!

 
 
ShawnCrespo [2 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago
 
 
cjeffcoatjr [3 Builds] 1 point 7 months ago

Excellent +1. How is the Source 210? Thinking of upgrading.

 
 
Nepgear 1 point 6 months ago

I think I'm in love. Dat Yuna <333333333333

 
 
zoura736 1 point 5 months ago

lol nice ffx and legend of zelda logo

 
 
Jozmtr 1 point 5 months ago

I liked it. Only thing was you should have went with 1TB which you can get for 60$ :T Anyways great balanced build for light gaming. +1

 
 
EcoMCG 1 point 5 months ago

Hows the mobo?

 
 
RainbowUnicornsOfDoomAndPie 1 point 5 months ago

I love this build! Great job! I'm working on a build kinda similar for myself. Where did you get the case? Ebay?

 
 
jeffluan 1 point 4 months ago

This was very helpful. Thank you for posting this build.

 
 
Tweeek 1 point 3 months ago

Love it. FF10 and Triforce <3 custom LEDs work really well. This should play nicely on decent settings for next few years (Y)

 
 
samer100 [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

What are those 2 stickers and where did you get them from?

 
 
Botanding23 1 point 1 month ago

Did you had to have a BIOS update with that MOBO because it always says "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs".

 
 
BamBamZX 1 point 1 month ago

How did you get all the drivers?

 
 
Chrispy4 1 point 2 days ago

When cash flow permits I'm hoping to build my girlfriend a gaming rig too. I'm hoping to spend about the same but I already have a case and power supply.

 
 
JCanadian 0 points 6 months ago

There's nothing hotter than a girl that likes gaming :P

 
 
spongebob123 2 points 4 months ago

there's nothing hotter than an AMD cpu. lol

 
 
JCanadian 2 points 4 months ago

Sorry if people got offended. Not trying to be a sexist. I just think it's different from the usual. I probably could have said that in a different way.