Gaming PC Builds – October 2013
Choose your budget –
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $600 ): October 2013
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $1000 ): October 2013
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $1500 ): October 2013
Welcome to the Halloween edition of gaming pc builds here at Newb Computer Build. I debated adding in some sort of spooky vibe to the builds this month, but I digress. The builds have all changed this month major changes to the $600 build, a few hardware swaps in the $1000 build and a couple pieces of newly released hardware in the $1500 build.
The $600 build was lightly inspired by the Q3 Toms Hardware Builder Series $650 this month. I did choose the same less wattage PSU and less featured motherboard, however this did allow me to squeeze in a much more powerful Radeon 7870 graphics card; the last few months of the $600 have proven to get stronger and stronger.
If you are looking for a strong willed mid range gaming pc build this month, then the $1000 build should do the trick. The motherboard has been swapped from the last MSI Gaming Series board used for the last couple of months to an Asus Z87 Plus, which is a very similar board, just more affordable at the moment. Also, Zalman came out with a new tasty Zalman MS800 PC case – Zalman always seems to be able to squeeze in high end featured on a budget.
Corsair has had a few new releases in the last month and a couple of them are included in this months $1500 build. Included is the very new big and sleek Corsair 750D pc case and the very new power supply line, the Corsair RM series of power supplies – which have included monitoring software, are fully modular and very silent with a Zero RPM fan mode.
Monthly Gaming PC Build ( $601 ): October 2013
(Game at Smoothly with Medium – High settings at 1920X1080 resolutions)
Gaming PC Build Recipe:All hardware is linked to Amazon.com – You Can also try Amazon.ca (CANADA) • Amazon.co.uk (UK) Newegg.com (US) • Newegg.ca (CANADA) Scorptec.com.au(AUS) pccasegear.com (AUS) to shop for these parts.
|Estimated Price:||$ 601|
||AMD FX-6300 FX-Series Six-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD6300WMHKBOX
|Motherboard||MSI Computer Corp. Socket AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard 970A-G43 Price: $66.99|
|Graphics Card||Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 Graphic Card GV-R787OC-2GD Price: $199.99 (Major upgrade in graphics)|
|RAM||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive – WD5000AAKXPrice: $55.00|
|Power Supply||Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply
|Computer Case||NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black)
|Optical Drive||Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive – Bulk – IHAS124-04 (Black)
Overview: $600 Gaming PC Build
Quite a few changes to the $600 build this October 2013. This build has been lightly inspired by the Q3 Toms Hardware Builder Series $650 build this month as I did decide to go with the same lower wattage Antec 450 watt PSU and the same MSI 970A-G43 motherboard. This allowed us to free up some cost and stick in a much more powerful graphics card – the Gigabyte Radeon 7870 2Gb graphics card as seen above. Overall, this would be a very solid purchase for the gamer on a budget as this card will play a ton of games maxed at 1920×1080, with some of the more intense games turned down just a little bit.
We still have the AMD FX 6300 processor which has an unlocked multiplier allowing it to be easily overclocked. 8GB of RAM is plenty for this gaming pc, the 500GB western digital fits in as perfect as usual and the new case for this build this month is the NZXT Source 210 case – which has been used before in the $600 pc buid.