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Hello,
I'm planning to build a new gaming rig readying for BF3 but with a budget around 600 dollars so obviously I don’t plan on overclocking. I've come to pick out these parts. Opinions? Or can you recommend better spec with 600 dollar budget.

Updated spec: http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/1094128-gaming-computer-600-dollar-budget-2.html#post14611862

Updated spec #2: http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/1094128-gaming-computer-600-dollar-budget-2.html#post14616130


Old spec:
CPU: (i5-2400) used to be i5-2500, but learned i5-2400 will handle just fine for a long time as well http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
Mobo: (BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319
Ram: (4gb ddr3 1600 - 1.5v) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233141
Video Card: (Asus 560 gtx) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446
HDD: (500gb 7200rpm Sata 6) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
PSU: (Antec NEO ECO 520W) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371030

EDIT: I have Antec 900 case, dvd drive, monitor, etc... I don't look for those anymore. These 6 are my main concern as of now smile.gif
Edited by Alphapanda - 8/17/11 at 10:53am
post #2 of 20
Are those the only 6 components you need? You have a case, OS, and other peripherals?
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post #3 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tcobb51;14609799 
Are those the only 6 components you need? You have a case, OS, and other peripherals?

Yup, I have everything else. Just those 6 components smile.gif
post #4 of 20
You have an unused copy of windows lying around?

Build looks pretty good though.

If you want to go a little over budget grab a GTX 560 ti
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post #5 of 20
If you could fit this in your budget, go for it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594
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post #6 of 20
Well you don't really need the Z68 Mobo platform.

Here's a couple CPU + Mobo combos that would give you the capability to overclock if you ever wanted to throw an aftermarket cooler. I think you can make them fit your price range. The 6870 is probably a better value than the GTX560 as well. My ram suggestion is simply an alternative to what you've listed. Your PSU is a good choice for the budget, as is the HDD.

CPU + Mobo combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.701072 - $309
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660241 - $331
GPU:
ASUS Radeon HD6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121418 - $189

RAM:
G.Skill 2x2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427 - $34
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post #7 of 20
Everything looks good. I have had many bad experiences with BIOstar, but I won't insist that they're bad. MSI or ASUS would be better if you can do it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14609936 
You have an unused copy of windows lying around?

This.

Also going to need a dvd drive to install it as well as a monitor. Unless you are using these from another system.
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alphapanda;14609530 
Hello,
I'm planning to build a new gaming rig readying for BF3 but with a budget around 600 dollars so obviously I don’t plan on overclocking.

I don't understand this statement. Overclocking would give you more performance for less (unless you're going in to liquid cooling or anything of that sort).

I still don't understand why anyone would not go for a 2500k over the other i5 versions. It isn't worth an extra $20 for close to 50% higher clocks? Down the line you could get a hyper 212+ for like 30 bucks and easily hit 4.5GHz.

My 2cents.gifrolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden;14610022 
I don't understand this statement. Overclocking would give you more performance for less (unless you're going in to liquid cooling or anything of that sort).

I still don't understand why anyone would not go for a 2500k over the other i5 versions. It isn't worth an extra $20 for close to 50% higher clocks? Down the line you could get a hyper 212+ for like 30 bucks and easily hit 4.5GHz.

My 2cents.gifrolleyes.gif

There are 2 schools of thought. 1 trumping the other

1: Overclock on a budget to save money
2: Don't overclock it if you can't afford to replace it

So yes overclocking would gain performance on a budget, he'd lose everything should something die. He has zero plans of overclocking, so saving the money is a viable option.
    
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