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Help building my first Gaming PC. $600-$700 budget.

I'm finally looking into building my own Gaming PC but I am very new to the whole process, I have no idea what parts are the best for my budget and thats why I'm asking you guys.

I'll mostly be playing CS:GO and Fallout.

I'm looking for at least 60FPS in CS:GO and playable FPS in the other areas.

The budget will be used strictly for the PC parts as I already have an OS, keyboard, etc.

I'll be looking to purchase these parts towards the end of January/First week of February.

Thanks for any help and recommendations.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card ($213.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $703.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 16:06 EST-0500

    You can overclock the locked Skylake processor with this Z170 motherboard should you ever decide to do so.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380X 4GB DD XXX OC Video Card ($213.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $699.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 04:39 EST-0500
  3. As they posted above you can use pc part picker to help with your build if you wanted to adjust the build a bit. Plus here is another build that is a bit less expensive with an i3 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FWX7mG
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DevilRedDogHD/saved/XJGQzy

    I just made this build for you. This will blow the builds list above away. The 8320 is a 8 core processor, and 16gbs of 1866mhz DDR3 memory, The GTX960 will run CSGO at 300 fps+ (I have the 750 and I run it at 300+ and I have the same processor and ram) I just added that on because Fallout is a little bit harder to run. Promise you, you won't regret it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($138.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.44 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($97.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $729.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 15:21 EST-0500
  5. OhhItsDev said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DevilRedDogHD/saved/XJGQzy

    I just made this build for you. This will blow the builds list above away. The 8320 is a 8 core processor, and 16gbs of 1866mhz DDR3 memory, The GTX960 will run CSGO at 300 fps+ (I have the 750 and I run it at 300+ and I have the same processor and ram) I just added that on because Fallout is a little bit harder to run. Promise you, you won't regret it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($138.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.44 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($97.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $729.16
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 15:21 EST-0500


    Not sure how this blows the other builds away to be honest. Biggest advantage of the first builds are that they actually have an upgrade path processor wise, and on top of that the single core clock speed on the Intel processors is faster, which is what most games want since there aren't hundreds of games that support multi-core performance. CX power supplies are also pretty poor (it's what everyone on here maintains and they haven't lead anyone I know astray as far as advice goes, so I'm tempted to agree)

    I'd be most inclined to go with BadActors build since it allows a small overclock on the CPU should you want (would need a cooler as well I believe but that's like 25 bucks), has an excellent upgrade path to either a top of the line i5-6600k or the i7-6700k should you want, and has a higher headroom for drop in modifications such as another 8GB of ram or a GTX970
  6. Plus the FX series is very long in the tooth and the skylake line will give you the ability to use DDR4 RAM.
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