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~$600 Entry level gaming pc

jlynch1987
  • 71 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wrLbTW

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor | $119.97 @ OutletPC Motherboard | MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $98.99 @ Mac Mall Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $44.99 @ NCIX US Storage | Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $69.99 @ NCIX US Video Card | PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo Video Card | $191.98 @ SuperBiiz Case | Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case | $33.99 @ NCIX US Power Supply | Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Amazon Optical Drive | Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer | $16.98 @ OutletPC Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $10.00 | | Total | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $646.88

I'm looking for some feedback on this build and anywhere I can save a bit of money. That said, I do prefer quality over quantity (and price). This will be playing DOTA2 and LoL primarily and I'm not sure what those games are hard on (if anything). Also looking for some staying power as far as longevity goes, I don't want this computer to be obsolete in a year or two.

Thank you, jlynch1987

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GgjqP6 first off, for gaming you want 8gb of ram:) an i3 is not they way to go at a $600. the performance difference between the 270 and the 270x is not very noticable, meaning with a little overclocking the 270 will perform just the same as the 270x. 6 cores are good for multitasking.

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