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building my first gaming PC. need guidance on parts.

#1returnofbeansPosted 12/28/2013 6:16:16 PM
getting my paycheck this coming friday. its coming out to $652.40 if i did the calculations right. taxes should take out about $100?


Long story short. including the $60 i have in my bank right now.

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My budget is $600
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with that said. I do have a 500W PSU right now and a Geforce GT 620 but i know the GPU is really not suited for this generations gaming.

I have a cheap monitor for now and KB/M.

taxes are around the corner, so if need be, recommend me the essentials now and i can throw in another $300 in 2 months or so when i get my tax return. that is if $600 isn't enough to get a decent gaming pc going.
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#2AltmadragonPosted 12/28/2013 6:25:21 PM
If you get payed twice a month (hourly job) and have no bills to pay. Save $200 per pay check for the next 2 months and build a great pc

Of course if a great deal comes along take it.

I think Microcenter might drop i7-4770k down to $199 this New Year's Day. Something you could get.
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#3DerPancakePosted 12/28/2013 6:27:06 PM
Be patient, $600 aint gonna cut it, unless you want to play only indie and old games.
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#4returnofbeans(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 6:27:32 PM
never heard of microcenter. is that a store in the US? if you say they are dropping the price on I7 ill grab that when it does for now and ill do as you say and wait 2 more paychecks to bring my budget up to about $1k. ill see you guys then.
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#5ClouddxPosted 12/28/2013 6:29:19 PM
Just build my bro a $600 build, and I'm typing on it right now.

AMD X4 750k
MSI mobo
GTX 470
8gb ram
1tb HDD
550w PSU


was approx $500 for the these parts, and he can play everything he wants at really good settings, since he's not using 1920x1080, but 1440x900.

His most demanding game is State of Decay and he can run it on Ultra settings without any lag.
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#6AltmadragonPosted 12/28/2013 6:31:30 PM
returnofbeans posted...
never heard of microcenter. is that a store in the US? if you say they are dropping the price on I7 ill grab that when it does for now and ill do as you say and wait 2 more paychecks to bring my budget up to about $1k. ill see you guys then.


Yeah they "might" they did it last year and recently dec 16. Hopefully they'll repeat. 4390k for $249 is what I'm hoping for....

Yes its in the US just google microcenter and see if you got one near you.
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#7Flaktrooper123Posted 12/28/2013 6:32:00 PM
I am not sure you need a new PSU or not, but good chance you will because if you are using the old standards, it came with the old Molex style connectors, though check first what cables it has.

If you need to buy something immediately before you need to submit your taxes, you can get the important parts first, something like this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rRQX

Add the video card as soon as you get the money, GTX 760 is just right under $300. Don't buy AMD cards right now, the bitcoin miners made their prices gone to hell.
#8AltmadragonPosted 12/28/2013 6:33:01 PM
Clouddx posted...
Just build my bro a $600 build, and I'm typing on it right now.

AMD X4 750k
MSI mobo
GTX 470
8gb ram
1tb HDD
550w PSU


was approx $500 for the these parts, and he can play everything he wants at really good settings, since he's not using 1920x1080, but 1440x900.

His most demanding game is State of Decay and he can run it on Ultra settings without any lag.


Wow that's good info, not.
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#9MrMonkhousePosted 12/28/2013 6:36:07 PM
TC, at this point I highly suggest you save your money for awhile. I wouldn't even be thinking about games or building a gaming PC at this point. Save your money and once you reach about $5-6K in your bank account, then build your PC.
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#10ArkonBladePosted 12/28/2013 6:36:21 PM
DerPancake posted...
Be patient, $600 aint gonna cut it, unless you want to play only indie and old games.


You can build a pretty solid gaming PC for $600 that will play every new game out there including the higher end ones on high to ultra settings. especially if you are smart enough to watch for deals. I just built one only a little over that budget. about $700 and I saved about $150 on a lot of deals.
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