noble80

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Hi everyone

My friend wants to build a gaming pc for around 600$.

-He has a monitor, cd/dvd reader, case, and a good enough psu for what his budget can get him.
-He doesn't mind gpu/cpu brand.
-He will be using it mainly for FPS games.
-He wants to run BF3 on decent settings.
-If it's possible, he wants a pc that can be upgraded in the future (sli, add ram, etc.)

Thanks in advance
 
I think his best bet is an I5-2400 with an h61 board, 8gb RAM and something like a GTX 560ti. SLI isn't always a good upgrade option, I would only recommend it if he plans on getting the second card in 6 months or so. Sorry I would get the links but I'm on my phone.
 
here's a very solid $600 build:


i5-2500: $194.99 w/ Promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115073
no OC, but it's a great deal thru the 26th

ASRock H61M/U3S3: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236
All you will need

G.skill 4GB DDR3-1333: $25.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253

Samsung DVD burner + Seagate 1 TB HDD: $66.48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696166

Corsair 430W PSU: $44.95 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Gigabyte GTX 560 + Batman: $184.99 w/ $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125383

Xigmatek Asgard II case: $29.99 w/ $5 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815006

$617.42


$13.34 shipping

$630.76 total
 

noble80

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I stated above that my friend doesn't need a case, a psu or a dvd burner.
With the extra bucks, what could he add to his build?
 

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That is not the "K" version of the 2500. the i5-2500k is 219.99 on newegg, buy that CPU, it is the best for gaming currently. If you buy the k series you might want to purchase this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271.
or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583
There is no reason to buy K series if your not going to overclock the CPU. I assume he will eventually.
 

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