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$600 Build, Need help

post #1 of 48
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Alright, here's me in a nutshell. I'm a college student who enjoys casual video games. I have a tight budget of around 600 US dollars to make the best rig I possibly can. I already have windows 7 64-bit and peripherals (keyboard, mouse, monitor) so those aren't included in the price. I can build it myself but because I haven't been reading up on components in the last four years, I really don't know whats good for what price. Please help a guy out and suggest components for this build
post #2 of 48
what state do you live in? to be honest, lots of people buy from newegg, but its cheaper from tigerdirect, depending on where you live. tigerdirect only taxes like 5 states? and shipping is cheap also. so you can get better components.
    
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500GB WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX Pioneer DVR-219CHV 24X24 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung Syncmaster P2770 27' + Acer G205H 20' 
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something Coolermaster GX 650w Coolermaster Elite 430 something 
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post #3 of 48
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I live in missouri. I know how to shop around, just don't know what components to buy. I've bought plenty of things from newegg tigerdirect amazon ebay and everywhere else under the son. I know all the good vendors and how to price things out.. just don't know what components to get.
post #4 of 48
Get an AMD x3 or 4! should keep the cost low and perform well.
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okay. are you going to be overclocking your pc? or no?
    
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AMD 955BE MSI 870-C43 Sapphire 6850 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 SDRAM 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX Pioneer DVR-219CHV 24X24 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung Syncmaster P2770 27' + Acer G205H 20' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
something Coolermaster GX 650w Coolermaster Elite 430 something 
Mouse Pad
something 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 955BE MSI 870-C43 Sapphire 6850 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 SDRAM 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX Pioneer DVR-219CHV 24X24 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung Syncmaster P2770 27' + Acer G205H 20' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
something Coolermaster GX 650w Coolermaster Elite 430 something 
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something 
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post #6 of 48
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input but I really need complete suggestions. Need to know what CPU, Mobo, Memory, Case, Gfx Card.. the works.
post #7 of 48
Thread Starter 
I don't mind overclocking.
post #8 of 48
Start with this 2500k Combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.644166

And then Try to score a decent video card off the OCN Marketplace.
People around here like to upgrade often and then sell their used cards for cheap.
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Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
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post #9 of 48
I agree get a 2500k if you live near a micro center you can get a really great deal on you cpu , then pick up the rest from a online vendor, amazon,tigerdirect wichever one does not charge tax in your state!
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120GB Corsair Force-SSD--2TB-WD-BLACK windows7-HP Lg 24 inch RAZER. BLACKWIDOW ULTIMATE 
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post #10 of 48
if you want to save on cash buy parts here on the market place. i like to buy items that have warranties like hard drives, cpu's, air coolers, ram and psu's. it will save you some money and still have a good quality part with warranty. just a suggestion
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