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Ideas for $500-550 gaming pc build with already bought ram hdd and optical drive

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April 5, 2013 3:51:18 AM

ill be recycling parts from my old pc the ram (4gb) the hdd and the optical drive so excluding those what should i build my pc with any ideas im open to amd and Intel
April 5, 2013 4:34:58 AM

Are you hoping to do any overclocking? do you need to buy an operating system?
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April 5, 2013 4:45:10 AM

Here is a Intel option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.39 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $531.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:39 EDT-0400)

Here is a AMD option (would be the better gaming system)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($132.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.74 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $551.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 07:45 EDT-0400)
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