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$600 budget. Need help building a decent gaming PC

#21ArkonBladePosted 4/27/2014 12:38:04 AM
Nemerlight posted...
Just buy PS4 if you cant afford good PC. Console will last you much longer too.


holds no water

you still don't get the PC sales.
He can still upgrade it down the road.
cant get all the PC game mods
No Pay to Play online on PC
All the other freedoms that come along with gaming on a PC

Just because some one has a budget PC doesn't mean they cant enjoy it just because some graphics hoes can't. I know a few people who game on budget PC's and love it because that's what they can afford or that's what they can justify spending.
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#22B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/27/2014 1:04:40 AM
Alright, looks like the build in the 1st post is what I'm going to get. Case will be diff though.

As far as getting a ps4, nope.jpg. I plan on getting an xbox1 when dragon age gets near. I plan on building a budget gaming PC to make playing games on my computer more enjoyable, money isn't the issue, its just that I have other hobbies that require more funding. Like riding my shiny new motorcycle for example :D
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#23ClouddxPosted 4/27/2014 1:06:44 AM
^for $600 that's a decent build. You'll be very happy and I can assure you that you will be running most new games at near max settings with decent FPS.
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#24B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/27/2014 1:07:59 AM
thegreatsquare posted...
Can you salvage any of your current PC? Even if just the case or HDD/SDD, that's $50-$150 or so freed up.


Nope to both. Case is small and seems to retain heat >:( and harddrive is like 260 gbs or so, with only 40gb free.
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#25ClouddxPosted 4/27/2014 1:08:35 AM
B1g_Clown posted...
thegreatsquare posted...
Can you salvage any of your current PC? Even if just the case or HDD/SDD, that's $50-$150 or so freed up.


Nope to both. Case is small and seems to retain heat >:( and harddrive is like 260 gbs or so, with only 40gb free.


you should still clear that HDD and throw it in the new computer. More storage space is never bad.
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#26B1g_Clown(Topic Creator)Posted 4/27/2014 1:09:17 AM
Clouddx posted...
^for $600 that's a decent build. You'll be very happy and I can assure you that you will be running most new games at near max settings with decent FPS.


Yaaay :) irl
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#27ClouddxPosted 4/27/2014 1:12:55 AM(edited)
B1g_Clown posted...
Clouddx posted...
^for $600 that's a decent build. You'll be very happy and I can assure you that you will be running most new games at near max settings with decent FPS.


Yaaay :) irl


Yeh, even games like Metro: LL will run on max(1920x1080) w/ physx off @ 40fps+

If you're not familiar with PC gaming Metro: LL is one of the most graphically intense games out there. =D
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#28thegreatsquarePosted 4/27/2014 1:26:07 AM(edited)
B1g_Clown posted...
thegreatsquare posted...
Can you salvage any of your current PC? Even if just the case or HDD/SDD, that's $50-$150 or so freed up.


Nope to both. Case is small and seems to retain heat >:( and harddrive is like 260 gbs or so, with only 40gb free.


So, actually... "yes".

That ~260GB can hold you for a bit. You can reformat the HDD and use it as an OS drive. That would free up a good bit of cash for a tight budget, like ~$75, which would translate into a much better video card.

Stick in a 2nd HDD [1-2TB] or SDD [?GB] later a couple months down the road when you have more cash [Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day have decent sales] and then make that your drive dedicated for games.
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#29PhilOnDezPosted 4/27/2014 2:30:42 AM
You don't have to get an i3/6300 with your budget. I think the i3 would be plenty of power for the games you mentioned but an i5 is definitely in the cards. If you want to save a bit more money you can just drop down to a 4130 or similar (I wouldn't recommend the 4340)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yf4K

I put that together for another thread, you can bump it up to 8 gigs of ram and still be at 600-ish (pcpartpicker and my phone don't get along). If you're able to reuse a few things from your current build you can probably get a 760. Just reusing the HDD would put you most of the way there.
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#30g7g7g7g7Posted 4/27/2014 4:48:47 AM
AMD CPU's are false economy, lower initial cost but much much higher running costs destroy the savings, sometimes in less than a year.
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