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500 dollar gaming pc

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April 24, 2013 5:21:34 PM

Noob to pc's here, would like some help with a 500 dollar build. Mostly for diablo 3, maybe crisis, minecraft, possibly battlefield. Purchase: next couple of months. May be able to get os free, monitor,etc not needed. Thanks for any suggestions.

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April 24, 2013 5:35:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.93 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $456.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 20:41 EDT-0400)

if you can stecth more to 600

you will get amd fx6200 and GTX 660 :) 
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April 24, 2013 5:51:14 PM

^thanks dude! Question, would it be better for me to cut down on the hard drive, say to 500gb instead of a tb and try to get a little bit better cpu, or is this build all around good for my needs?
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April 24, 2013 7:39:44 PM

yes you can cut the hdd but not by much, 500GB is only 15 bucks less
while the next level CPU are core i3 3220 $110 and amd fx 6300 $130
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April 25, 2013 12:42:36 AM

fx 6300 is better for gaming as many games now recommend a quad core cpu
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April 25, 2013 5:20:03 AM

Ill try to add money and get a better cpu then, thanks for helping.
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