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Help me build a gaming PC.

#1NewportBox100sPosted 1/6/2014 9:45:18 AM
Budget is $600. I need Windows 8.1, but not a keyboard, mouse, monitor, or speakers. I would like to purchase this within the next month. Going for the $120 3TB Seagate hard drive. AMD is fine. 8 gigs of RAM is fine. Want to be able to max Starcraft 2 among all other games that are currently out.
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#2pothocketPosted 1/6/2014 9:50:17 AM(edited)
*i'm looking to max out one specific game and all games for $600

Yeah, that's not going to happen.
#3NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 9:51:18 AM
I just want them to be playable. Medium graphics while still looking good!
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#4pothocketPosted 1/6/2014 9:54:51 AM
NewportBox100s posted...
I just want them to be playable. Medium graphics while still looking good!


Oh, well in that case you shouldn't have a problem. You'll probably want to spend half your budget on the CPU and video card
#5Flaktrooper123Posted 1/6/2014 10:00:20 AM(edited)
For the video card, I think HD 7770 or GTX 650 is the bare minimum for today's games.
#6NewportBox100s(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 10:02:00 AM
pothocket posted...
NewportBox100s posted...
I just want them to be playable. Medium graphics while still looking good!


Oh, well in that case you shouldn't have a problem. You'll probably want to spend half your budget on the CPU and video card


Ahhh, sounds much better. Well please help me pick the best parts.
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#7tiger8191Posted 1/6/2014 11:20:54 AM
Do you really need a 3tb HDD?thats a big chunk of your build if you want performance.
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#8ShubPosted 1/6/2014 11:26:22 AM
I would shoot for a 1 TB drive now, then add a 3 TB drive later, honestly. It'll help you get a better build right now. Plus having everything on a single 3 TB drive sounds terrifying to me.
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#9CELTEKKPosted 1/6/2014 11:30:51 AM
Yea, ditch the 3TB HDD. It'll free up a lot of money for parts you need. You'll want to spend at least half of your budget on a CPU/GPU. Look on newegg and experiment with parts, I'm not going to TELL you what to buy... where's the fun in that?
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#10tiger8191Posted 1/6/2014 11:40:37 AM
Just a sample build.

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

If you live near a microcenter you can get the CPU/mobo for $75 less.

Normally I'd go 500w but at this time the 600w is same price so it's not a bad idea and will give you room for future upgrades.

But if you go for the 3tb HDD the build gets weaker which means you'll Spend more money sooner to keep up.
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