$550-$600 Gaming PC

I am currently assembling a parts list for a PC I am going to be building for my friend. Right now, his budget is between $550 and $600.

Current parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZFqMTW

The build I have above is around $650, so any suggestions that could bring this price down to the target range or to improve the overall quality of the build would be appreciated!

Info: This PC will be used primarily for gaming with minimal, non-intensive video editing.

Be wary of the Duel x Sapphire the Duel X coolers sometimes have a fan rattle out of the box and then you have to RMA yadadadada or use a after market cooler. From my reading (And from my very own experience with my Duel x 280x) the Duel x non reference cooler is the most common card that does this on the line up, so I suggest going to the same priced MSI card instead in this case.



And an example of the duel X issues, also I am not saying the Duel X cooler is bad in of itself, but it seems more likely to have issues compared to other coolers from rattling fans, so unless the Duel X is provided at the very best price go with the MSI card. 


You just have to look around for the best deals at the time of ordering. Here are some examples of better prices right now.

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313398


Interesting.  I've had 2 sapphire cards, both Dual-X cards, that have been perfect.

Looks great!

Cheaper RAM, cheaper PSU.  A cheaper case could also help.


Weird, because my DUAL X Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ does not have any of that trouble whatsoever.  Could you link reports or some form of proof instead of talking out of your arse.  One video is not enough.