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$600 Basic Gaming Build

mrcowdude20
  • 71 months ago

Hey guys,

I'm doing a new build mostly for gaming. Not really hardcore gaming - ETS2, Minecraft, etc.. Normal everyday tasks - Office, Internet, tiny video editing.

Here's what I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $83.83 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $25.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $591.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 15:50 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

try to get 2x4GB RAM because it is slightly faster than the 1GB believe it or not. also the corsair spec-3 is even better for almost the same price

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

My budget build is almost identical, I considered the 750 ti as well but you can get an msi r9 270 for almost the same price after rebates now. Also, you can save some money to put towards the better card or some other upgrade by ditching the ram. 4gb will be enough for what you're trying to do, and If ou start playing ram intensive games you can always pick up a second stick to drop in. Hope this helps!

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