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Purchase Template: Gaming Desktop for under $600?

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#1 jlk180


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:55 AM

Hello! This is what I'm looking for


My budget for the new computer is: 
- Under $600 including tax

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 
- School work, mmo gaming, and watching videos.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 
Microsoft office and various game clients (Steam, Origin, etc)

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 
Yes, Guild Wars 2, Vindictus, I would like to play Dragons Dogma Online when it comes out and Black Desert. All mass multiplayer online games.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 

I do usually have lots of tabs open and multitask. I tend to listen to music or have videos going in the background as I do my work or play a game.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

Yes, I usually store a ton of pictures

Will you be overclocking?


Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

I'm not sure if I understand this question but I'm going to try to answer. I intend to shop at newegg, amazon, or straight from the manufacturer. Currently I'm thinking I'm thinking something in the Dell Inspiron 3000 series or the HP ENVY series. Does anyone have personal experience with these series or have a different recommendation for a computer?

How many monitors are you planning to use?

Just one
Do you need peripherals? OS?

Any particular reason why you are upgrading?

My last computers hard drive failed. I would really like a computer with better longevity... that is built to last.



Thanks In advance!!

Edited by jlk180, 09 March 2015 - 01:58 AM.

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#2 YeahBleeping


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:57 PM

Hello and welcome to BC ! I just want to be honest with you that for a gaming rig I prefer Intel based systems and a discreet graphics card.  You will be VERY hard pressed to put together a system for under 800.  The Operating system 100.  The motherbord 175. CdRom/DvdRom 100. Case and power supply 150+ we've already eaten up most of your money and we havn't even gotten to the processor, memory, or hard drive.  I honestly can't see putting a system together for less than around 800.00 MINIMUM and that is if you have your own OS and don't need a monitor and can maybe use the cdrom out of an older computer.  Now that being said some people think that an AMD system is good for gaming.  I think it is debate'able but since I am not very familiar with ' good ' AMD based gaming systems that will play your future games I'll leave those posts to them.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:11 AM

Not really. I've put together $600 builds before that work well. AMD and the AM3 socket is my speciality, lol.


I'd also add a 212 EVO to this build, but it is up to you if you want to spend the extra money. Should be okay without it, though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($93.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($53.49 @ Directron)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card  ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Microsoft Software Swap on Reddit ($20.00)
Total: $594.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-26 01:13 EDT-0400

Edited by TheN00bBuilder, 26 March 2015 - 12:13 AM.

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