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Submitted by Lelldorianx 921d ago | article

$607 DIY Budget Gaming PC Build/Guide - February, 2013

GamersNexus: "For a little over $600, this DIY budget gaming PC build is spec'd to run most games on high settings (or thereabouts) and is packed with goodies that should equip you to cause fits of rage from all the disemboweled noobs. The system features one of the more powerful mid-range video cards on the market, the GTX 660, an FX-4300 entry-level CPU, 1TB HDD with an SSD suggestion, and the whitest case we've ever recommended. With all that in mind, let's get to the good stuff." (PC, Tech)

NewMonday  +   922d ago
GTX 660 is the best bang for the buck right now.

but price didn't include the OS, the total is over 700$
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CRMzova  +   921d ago
who pays for OS's these days just saying. I have reinstall disk laying around from the times of win xp
WarThunder  +   921d ago
Wrong!

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 are the best bang for the buck right now!
u can buy one for under 200$
MooseWI  +   920d ago
Anything AMD is going to get the best specs on dollar pretty much.
ninjahunter  +   921d ago
For anyone interested, ive created an equally powerful Spec list for slightly cheaper.

CPU: AMD FX-6300
GPU: Xfx Radeon 7850
Mobo: MSI 970A-G46
RAM: G.Skill 8Gb ram (1 stick) 1600mhz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU: Logisys 550watt PSU
Case:MSI TC Black mid tower

$526
Thats not counting an Optical drive or operating system. So you can probably round that up to $600

Some things i took into consideration with this setup:
-Crossfire enabled Mobo
-Mobo specifically designed for Overclocking FX CPUs
-An overclocked FX-6300 directly competes with i5 3570
-Overclocked 7850 trumps An overclocked 660 GTX in most cases
-Very future proof by allowing crossfire, an additional 8GB ram stick and upcoming AMD processors.
-Case comes with a fan :P

I made these specs on the PC part picker website if you want to double check my list :P
WarThunder  +   921d ago
Nice list! AMD has the best price performance on the market.
Ju  +   921d ago
Win7 OEM is $99, BD ROM you can get for $25. That would make it ~$650.

I agree with these prices, I think I had about the same, but I went for a lower power but 250GB SSD instead (makes this about 700-800); less gaming power but much better disk performance for compiler, etc (and still in a HTC case).
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ninjahunter  +   920d ago
Sheesh! I hadnt realized OEM was so darn expensive, I guess i only noticed the prices before when microsoft was handing them out like candy haha. Thanks for pointing that out, i did a little research to see if it could be any more affordable. Ive found that:

-Students at most colleges/universities can get Windows 8 for $70
-Windows 7 can usually be found on ebay for $70-$80 (ALWAYS verify its a reliable seller)
-Mooch off a PC gamer friend :P Lets face it, if your a hardcore PC gamer you have at least one spare activation laying around haha
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Zichu  +   921d ago
Parts are a little more in the UK than they are in the US. Plus, I don't think we have the option to rebate. Well I've never seen the option anywhere...

I checked the prices on the exact same parts in the UK and it comes to a total of £559. Give or take £10 to £20 for P&P and maybe finding them at different places for slightly cheaper. That is about $847...

The computer I want to build will cost me £874. That doesn't include HDD's, Fans, PSU and the Optical Drive as I will be using those from my current build.

It's expensive, but I guess that's normal in the UK. In the US it is significantly cheaper and you can get rebates on some of those parts.
No_Pantaloons  +   921d ago
You know toms hardware does these every 3 months and include benchmarking with 3 different price points/configurations. Highly credible and easy to compare with the previous builds to show performance gains.

Not to sound like a shill, but anyone can write up a $ build for a gaming computer (as you see in the comments already,) doesn't mean much without benchmarking the system to show its performance is in fact the best bang for the buck.
Coach_McGuirk  +   920d ago
nice to see somebody who knows what they're talking about around here

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