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600$ Budget Gaming PC challenge!!!!

D3strUct
  • 55 months ago

its straight forward, 600$ PC tower with or without Windows, your choice. JUST the tower, rest is up to you

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Made one earlier on a $600 budget. The extra cost is from peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor $121.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $41.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB Nitro Video Card $198.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Micro Center
Other Linux $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $779.28
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $714.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 07:10 EDT-0400

EDIT: It may be a bit above $600 exluding moniter, optical drive, and keyboard / mouse combo, but I'm waiting until Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday to purchase this build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't need the FX 6350. It is just a bit higher clocked than the FX 6300 but costs 20$ more. The FX 6300/6350 is meant to be overclocked.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah whoops! I can't believe it took me an hour (once you've pointed it out) to realize I posted the wrong build! Here's the right one without peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $41.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB Nitro Video Card $198.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $643.20
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $573.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 08:24 EDT-0400

There ya go!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

haha xD nice build!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really cool, its very different from the other builds, and it was cool that you put the peripherals.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.89 @ OutletPC
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $48.45 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $594.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 08:16 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the old i3?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget. I wanted to fit in the SSD, which is going substantially speed up system boot times and overall speed of the operating system.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

'Kay, I respect that

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Could also go for SSHD really, there's not much of a difference between SSD and SSHD. But it's your choice and I respect that.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as speed goes, there is a huge difference. SSHD drive simply have a small SSD that acts like a cache for the most used files.

Now there are dual-hybrid drives that combined an SSD and HDD in one unit and show up as two drives on an operating system. Unlike a SSHD which is only a single drive.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Some of them, yes, but not all of them. And it might get a bit cheaper aswell. But, again, your choice and my respect.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $67.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $179.99 @ Directron
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $47.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $584.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 08:40 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

An Athlon? That's for a 400-500$ build I would put a better CPU

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, an FX would make much more sense. FX-6300 or so.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $89.99
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $24.99
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $42.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $39.49 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Belkin F9L1001 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $4.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-WL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-WL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Other Xigmatek Vanguard Case $39.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $602.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 09:21 EDT-0400

This is actually a build am planning to do in christmas and my budget was around $600 including monitor. CPU,MObO and HDD will be bought at microcenter.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $113.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card $183.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.50 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $616.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 09:32 EDT-0400

Here we go! I wish I had some more time to do editing, but not much of a matter right now. Now I'm gonna ask first what games you play, because that could affect your GPU decision. So on with the parts:

CPU: Intel i3 4170. 2 cores, 4 threads, and hyper threading. This is literally a gaming beast and paves your path to an i5 but, it might be worth paying some extra or even just the same amount of money for the skylake i3. Like I said I didn't have time to edit.

CPU Cooler: Use stock for a bit, get a cryorig H7 later.

Motherboard: Reliable, fits the color scheme, looks nice and is affordable.

RAM: Reliable, fits the color scheme, has upgradability to 16 gigs (as long as you get the same exact model)), affordable

Storage: Just a 120Gig SSD. Load your OS onto here, and save up money for an HDD, because their not expensive, but this is a great deal on one and I urge you to get an SSD first.

GPU: The PowerColor PCS+ R9 380. PowerColor is a reliable brand and their PCS+ is top of the line. However, once you get the card, put down the fan curve so the fans aren't roaring loud. Use MSI Afterburner to put down the fan speed or overclock.

Case: Has no optical drive, but installing without one is easy. P.S: You can get a windows key from reddit for like 20 bucks or something and it's actually legit! My friend literally did this and it works! Anyways, if you get it off of Reddit then you pretty much have to install it via USB. If you want, you can get a legit CD and external optical drive and that works too! Anyways, this is one of the most reliable and one of the best bang for buck cases there are. Looks sexy, steel construction, PSU shroud, side window. This case is really worth buying.

PSU: Very reliable, affordable for it's quality, full modularity which means easier cable management since you can take any PSU cable out that you aren't using from the PSU. It also has gold efficiency, so it's very good for upgrades and handling parts like these and better, but it is only 550 watts, so don't go all 980 ti over this yet.

If you have any questions about the list, you can contact me!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I play Dota 2, assorted indie games, and emulated games like Tomb Raider , and Dishonored

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $197.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.99 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $43.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $61.15 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $595.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 14:41 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $196.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $39.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $591.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 18:59 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the Seagate, nice storage for it's price :3

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $67.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $119.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $29.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.45 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $644.08
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $589.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 16:28 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice CPU in there, but you could of lowered it to an i3 and got a slight better video card. Also this is based on MIR's, which is REALLY annoying sometimes.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate that my laptop is 650$$ and that it sucks worse than a build from like 300$$. These builds posted here are awesome :3

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pc right there, the Hitachi doesn't support 6Gb/sata but for the rest I personally have no complains. For this budget you don't really need it, and most likely wasn't able to fit it in and get the awesome GPU.

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