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So I'd like to see what another person would get as far as the build goes. I want it to be able to play upcoming games very well, high/ultra settings with 60fps and be able to handle multimedia, etc. However my budget is not that great. I know what I would get, but I'm extremely doubtful with it's future capabilties. The monitor resolution is a single 900p monitor.

The budget is tight, about $300. I'd also prefer it to be as cheap as possible but nothing that's crap. OCing is an option I love. I already have 8gb DDR3-1600mhz RAM(cheap microcenter RAM but used to work fine in old gaming build), a decent mid-tower case, and a 600watt power supply.
This does not include a GPU. I plan to try and get the R9-280x when it arrives. If its too expensive for my liking, i'll probably find a 7870/7950 for cheap or just buy it immediately and increase the budget to 400 including gpu if anyone knows the prices. The stores can be anywhere from amazon, newegg, microcenter, or even OCN marketplace.

Thanks for your opinion and time!

Edit: PSU: Corsair CX-600 builder series

Oh, and I would also love to have an SSD if possible. Space doesn't matter. as long as I can fit a game or two in there with 10gb to spare. (maybe a 64gb?)

Sorry to leave things out. No OS necessary either. Didn't think i'd have to mention. Already have W7. Also have a DVD drive.
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 9/27/13 at 4:14pm
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What's the make and model of your PSU?

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So you have a 300 dollar budget, not including GPU, RAM, and a case. So with 110 dollars taken out for windows 7/8, that leaves you with about 200 bucks for your mobo, CPU and hard drives. Unless you can snag a hard drive from another computer, its just not enough. Assuming you do snag a free hard drive, id recommend the following:

AMD 6300
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

MSI 970A-G43
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130679

AMD 6300 is a very powerful chip, and the motherboard I recommended will support a mild overclock. no heatsink on the VRMs so that will limit you overclock wise but for 200 bucks it should be a solid backbone for your computer.

As for graphics cards, at 900p a 7950 will have absolutely no problem maxing out modern games at a decent framerate, and the price of them will drop once the new cards are announced, sliding it right close to the 200 dollar mark.
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