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Gaming Pc build

My first questions is would it be cheaper to buy a gaming PC, or build one myself. Also if it is cheaper to build one, could you pick me some parts, I need all parts except monitor.

My budget is 500$ ( i know its low but i can upgrade when i need too, and i want at least 8 GB ram if that's possible) Now what i play is World Of Warcraft, and some light fps, maybe black ops 2 on low settings, due to the fact wow is CPU bound, i need a fairly good processor to be able to run at good settings at a minimum of 40 fps) Can this be done? Please help me. Also i'm fine with AMD and was looking at this processor, would this work well with wow ? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4501108&sku=A79-5801

(My email is Ravetime99@gmail.com if u have questions)
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  1. Do you need an operating system or monitor?
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.80 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($28.82 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $501.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 22:19 EDT-0400)

    I managed to fit 8 gigs ram, an i3, and a 7750 with an os into your budget. I went a little cpu heavy- if you wanted a few more fps, you could swap out the 3220 for a pentium, and grab a 7770, but then you'd need a diff. psu (corsair 430w builder).
    Also, the A-10 proc. that you linked to is ~ same as i3, price and performance. If you intended to just use integrated, that'd be the way to go, but for gaming i3 might be the better bet for gaming w/ ded. gfx.
  3. Best answer
    Do you need an OS though?

    No OS build
    650ti as best gpu for budget
    usb 3 case and mb
    8gb of ram, 1th HDD and 430w psu

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.97 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $497.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 22:48 EDT-0400)

    OS build
    no usb 3 mb (but case can support it with a better mb)
    7750 GDDR5
    500gb hdd and 350w psu
    slightly slower i3

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.80 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($28.82 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $501.53
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 23:00 EDT-0400)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 22:58 EDT-0400)

    feeblepenguin said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.80 @ Compuvest)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($73.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($28.82 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $501.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 22:19 EDT-0400)

    I managed to fit 8 gigs ram, an i3, and a 7750 with an os into your budget. I went a little cpu heavy- if you wanted a few more fps, you could swap out the 3220 for a pentium, and grab a 7770, but then you'd need a diff. psu (corsair 430w builder).
    Also, the A-10 proc. that you linked to is ~ same as i3, price and performance. If you intended to just use integrated, that'd be the way to go, but for gaming i3 might be the better bet for gaming w/ ded. gfx.


    do not get that 7750, it is an DDR3 version much slower than gddr5 version
    No reason to grab the DDR3 version on $500 budget
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