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March 20, 2013 11:37:20 AM

Hi guys, I'm super poor but this month I have enough saved to get a computer!

My Budget is 500 - 600 Dollars, No more then that. I have a build of my own that I made and I would love to get critiqued on it. I've passed this around to a couple friends but I really would like to get a veteran's opinion on this. Thanks for the Help!

I would love to be able to Run games like Starcraft 2, Leauge of Legends, Simcity etc.. at around medium to high at 60 FPS if that's possible with this budget.



Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Which ever you guys think is better!)

DVD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The benchmarks on this card were amazing for it's price but I'm a new to this so you guys might have something better in mind.

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This one is a bit pricey but it should save me $ on my electric bill! If you can find one around the same wattage that isn't a continuous power supply that would be awesome.

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I don't know much about this board, I thought it would be good for the price and it's by ASRock so they're known for putting out some good boards.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


With my intellect on computer building, I don't even know if all these parts are even compatible with each other :/ . I've been saving for a good while and I really want to get the best possible for my money. Thanks again for your time!








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March 20, 2013 11:51:43 AM

If you can, wait for the launch of the new 7790 (this weekend), it should shake up prices a bit in the low end

With your budget I would try and get an 7850 2gb at least

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: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $539.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 14:55 EDT-0400)

Stretching your budget can get you an i5

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $604.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 14:56 EDT-0400)

Or an 7870XT (though the PSU will limit any OC on the gpu)[this GPU is an 7870XT even though it is branded an 7870/7870ghz)

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: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($210.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $580.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 15:01 EDT-0400)

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March 20, 2013 12:01:15 PM

Thank you so much for your time man. This looks really good!
Only 1 question though, A 430 watt psu will be able to power this?
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March 20, 2013 12:14:00 PM

The 430W can power everything fine though I would not advice any OC at all as it is a close call

With a 500W, you got some wiggle room for OC (600w is better but 500w should be enough)

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: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($210.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $600.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-20 15:10 EDT-0400)
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