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$600 budget. Need help building a decent gaming PC

#1B1g_ClownPosted 4/26/2014 8:32:16 PM
Only need the PC itself. Already got monitor/mouse/keyboard/speaker/operating system. Budget is $600.

My current PC is shutting off after playing swtor. I don't want to talk about it lol.
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#2HamJabroniPosted 4/26/2014 8:40:07 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zezo
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#3B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/26/2014 8:55:36 PM
Question. The build you included, does that leave wiggle room to upgrade certain parts in the next year or two without having to upgrade other parts at the same time?

I ask because my current "build", if it can even be called that, requires I upgrade other components if I wanted to upgrade my graphics card.
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#4EpicKingdom_Posted 4/26/2014 8:58:02 PM
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#5HamJabroniPosted 4/26/2014 9:00:07 PM
B1g_Clown posted...
Question. The build you included, does that leave wiggle room to upgrade certain parts in the next year or two without having to upgrade other parts at the same time?

I ask because my current "build", if it can even be called that, requires I upgrade other components if I wanted to upgrade my graphics card.

no. if you want a more future proof PC, you're looking at about $800-$1000
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#6B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/26/2014 9:29:02 PM
HamJabroni posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zezo


I switched the processor and motherboard. How would performance change from this current quoted build? Is intel better overall?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zfBm
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#7HamJabroniPosted 4/26/2014 9:35:37 PM(edited)
B1g_Clown posted...
HamJabroni posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zezo


I switched the processor and motherboard. How would performance change from this current quoted build? Is intel better overall?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zfBm


much better. if you're willing to spend $800, I can build a much better and more future-proof PC.
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#8B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/26/2014 9:41:59 PM
Eh. I'll keep my budget the same. Thanks though. But you would definitely say that intel is better then? I figured 6 cores > 2 cores. Especially the great reviews on the AMD 6core, comparable to an intel i5.

Excuse my ignorance for not fully knowing brands, etc.
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#9HamJabroniPosted 4/26/2014 9:52:37 PM
B1g_Clown posted...
Eh. I'll keep my budget the same. Thanks though. But you would definitely say that intel is better then? I figured 6 cores > 2 cores. Especially the great reviews on the AMD 6core, comparable to an intel i5.

Excuse my ignorance for not fully knowing brands, etc.


At your price range, yeah go AMD. However, I got the i3 so you can upgrade to the i5/i7 later without changing mobos
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#10MrLostPosted 4/26/2014 9:53:35 PM
B1g_Clown posted...
Question. The build you included, does that leave wiggle room to upgrade certain parts in the next year or two without having to upgrade other parts at the same time?

I ask because my current "build", if it can even be called that, requires I upgrade other components if I wanted to upgrade my graphics card.

A higher wattage PSU might be in order for that, especially if you're thinking of getting another 270x for Crossfire or something beastly like a 290x or 780ti. The Core i3 might bottleneck such powerful builds a little too, but it wouldn't prevent upgrading. The MoBo will most likely support the upcoming Broadwell line of Intel CPUs if you want to jump up to a Core i5 when those come out and has four RAM slots if you need more memory, but you'd need a better one to use faster RAM or an overclockable processor.
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