Is this a good $600 budget gaming PC?

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Hey everyone, one of my friends wants a new gaming PC but he does not want to spend more than 600 dollars, after tax. I've found all the components for, what seems to me as, a decent budget gaming PC. I've gone with an AMD build since they seem to have better valued parts. Ill list and link all the components below. Please don't be shy to let me know if i could upgrade, downgrade parts to conserve price, ect


Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black 0.8 mm ATX Mid-Tower - $69.99


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238


MotherBoard: BIOSTAR A870 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard - $59.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138324



CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor - $77.99


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886



Video Card: HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 - $114.99


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387


RAM: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $38.49

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409



Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Power Supply - $69.99


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb - $39.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136770


Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $39.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - $22.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204




I live in Canada so please try to use Canadian prices
 

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Wow thanks for the very quick reply! I've looked at that case and I would very much enjoy a case with some decent cable management, ive read that the Asgard II doesn't have very good cable management. Thanks for showing me that CPU, MoBo, HDD combo package, but it still makes the build too much, around $780. Also i feel comfortable with that Antec 550 watt. Thanks for showing me these though i will continue to search around
 

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Any future of OCing? If not, then I would go with this build:

CD/DVD Burner/Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115092

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127599

MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130598

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233187

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352009

Total: About $580 w/ tax and shipping (might be different in Canada though)

I actually when with an Intel build since you have a great CPU (the i3 2130 beats the AMD CPU of the same value). You have an upgrade path to higher end CPUs such as the i5 2500. Everything seems to fit very well here.
 
Here's mmy wacky suggestion, except cpu, prices are ncix.:

AMD FX 6150: ~$190
ASUS M5A78L-M LX 760G am3+ Motherboard: $56.99
Gskill 4 GB DDR3-1600: $32.99
Antec HCG 400W: $39.99
Coolermaster Elite 330: $40.30
Seagate 1TB SATA 3 HDD: $59.99
LG DVD player: $19.99
PowerColor HD 6850: $159.99

total: $607.33 (assuming the $190ish price is right)
 

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Thanks guys, let me just make some things clear. This is for my friend, he has no PC knowledge about building computers or bios knowledge, ecetera. He most likely wont even open the pc to look around as he wont even know if the parts are good or not, so please don't talk about K series CPU's as no overclocking will be done.
 

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I know that, but ive been reading so many 600 dollar build forum posts and they all start to change the specs to k series and upgrading things. I want to keep this strictly 600, maybe a little bit more after tax.
 

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Great stuff, im not liking the case though, i would realllly prefer something with good cable management, also i would also like to have a modular power supply, ive found 4 gigs of rip jaw series ram which seems good. im going to stay with the first GPU ive found because he needs two monitor DVI support.
 

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yea i understand that, ive been researching for the past few hours and just as i thought in the beginning, The AMD cpus will be dominant over intel for a 600 dollar pc
 


I'd suggest at least a 3-core. thsi is from NCIX, with usually better prices than newegg.


ASUS M5A78L-M LX mATX AM3+ DDR3 AMD 760G 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 VGA GBLAN Motherboard
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 61739 $58.82

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Triple Core Processor AM3 3.2GHZ 1.5MB L2 Cache 95W Retail Box
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 55074 $81.69

G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 42745 $35.64

Coolermaster Elite RC-330 ATX Blk Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS 1X120MM Rear Fan Front I/O Panel
In Stock 20935 $40.30

Antec High Current Gamer 400W 30A 24PIN ATX12V V2.3 Active PFC 80 Plus Bronze Power Supply 135mm Fan
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 56786 $39.99

Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Windforce 820MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 58225 $159.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5IN 16MB Cache SATA3 Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 63468 $45.98

Add NCIX EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN What's this?

LG GH24LS70 24X SATA Lightscribe Internal DVD Writer Burner DVDRW Optical Drive Black OEM
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 60680 $27.98

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1600RPM 88.1CFM 33DBA
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
In Stock 26748 $7.56

YOUR TOTAL $497.65
 

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Thanks for showing me these man! Although the 6850 is too expensive, when i do the final checkout to see the exact final price, its way over than 600 so here is what i have in my Newegg wishlist right now

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130585 (changed since original decision because i don't like where the 24pin connecter is on the Biostar board)

CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016 (I feel comfortable with this one because 1. Its modular and 2. I like the amount of power is has)

DVD Writer: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204