Tight Budget $600 Gaming PC

sigmamax

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I'm wanting to build a PC for about 600, but with Windows 7 being 100 im down to 500 for the hardware itself. Aside from recieving comments on the hardware, is there anywhere i can get Windows 7 for cheaper?



Approximate Purchase Date: About 3 weeks from now

Budget Range: 600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Surfing, Netflix

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that ships to the USA and is reliable (in the end, I want to purchase from 2 sites,max).

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I want to go for a SB build but my budget says otherwise, but want to have a mobo that can use a higher end CPU for the future.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1200x720

Additional Comments: Since the parts I wanted for a $750 build are too expensive, I want to start empty and hear what people say build-wise
 

kaweee

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A Sandy Bridge build for gaming:

CPU:Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

Motherboard:ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

GPU:SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948

PSU:Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226249

HDD+DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.696136

Case:NZXT GAMMA Classic Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

Total:$581.42 Before Rebates and shipping
 

mirotvorez113

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Here is a quick sketch of what I would probably put together.

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130565

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.730425

However, I would definitely buy the GPU on ebay to save money for HDD and DVD drive lol. You can also get a cheaper case and motherboard. You don't have to buy windows 7:).
 

firexxattxx

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What are you talking about? You need windows 7 -_- to play games and such. Either that, or reword what you said.
 

firexxattxx

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I would recommend going for my build.

+1 Elite 430, best bang for the buck case in that price range

+1 AMD3+ Ready Socket, you can buy high end AMD bulldozer CPUs in the future when AMD releases them

+1 Quad Core CPU

+1 for 6850, great performance in gaming if you overclock it

+1 CROSSFIREX SUPPORT! You can buy another 6850 and crossfire that b*tch for maximum performance

+1 Power Supply Modular Design

+1 for price and rebates
 

madchemist83

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This budget is tighter then my boyfriends butthole.
And what do you mean process the order....just say order the parts.
What he means by you dont have to buy windows 7, is you pirate it.
You must be 13 years of age of younger.

Please withhold of such comments. This is inappropriate.
Also this site does not favor pirated software. Please respond with answers that correspond topic but not ur boyfriends butt