$500-$600 gaming computer

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Dec 29, 2012
Hello everyone, I've been trying to find parts to be able to build my own computer in a $500-$600 (This includes the monitor and keyboard). The thing is I really have no clue what are the best parts to buy. I want to be able to play Guild Wars 2 on medium-high settings on a steady fps. Low would even be ok at 60 fps. I prefer to use Newegg.com too. If you guys could recommend me parts etc. I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks guys! :D


This should suit you

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uUKg/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.93 @ Amazon)
Total: $624.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 22:29 EST-0500)

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Dec 29, 2012

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819113286
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $89.99 -$25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131872
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $24.99 after promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231485
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840
Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB $219.99 - $10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130825
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99 - $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811139018
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W $49.99 after $10 off promo code - $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139027
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG DVD Burner $15.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151256
I'm really liking this build posted by Jay2tall. The total is $723 or $663 (with Rebate cards). My main question is what is the difference between this build and your build that you posted? Also, if possible I would love to slim down the price some of this build.

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Dec 29, 2012
I actually found a build that would actually be better for me.
CPU: i5 2550k
GPU: RadeonHD 7850 2GB 256-bit
PSU: 430W Corsair CX430 Power
CASE:NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black ATX Mid Tower
HDD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive
Optical:Sony DVD Drive
Would all of this work?
Also, this is a pretty nooby question, but do I need any fans for anything? I'm also thinking of overclocking so any suggestions for that would be helpful.

This is about the least expensive z77 board out there. I've gotten my msi rebates (unlike biostar, where you have to practically beg them). You'll need a z77 board to overclock. Unless you're saving some significant $$, I would get the regular 2500k with onboard video; it will be easier to sell later on. You'll sometimes find them brand new on craigslist; there was a 3570K listed there new a few days ago for $190.