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(First Build) (Help) Gaming PC Build Under $400

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May 26, 2013 10:41:43 PM

I was looking to get a new build Gaming pc. I was wondering if these specs are good for a gaming computer on a 450 budget. I need help because i have very little knowledge of computers but i still want to game.

Games in want to play are: Black Ops 2. Minecraft, League Of Legends, Skyrim, Battlefield 3 & 4, and Assassins Creed 3.

Processor:
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) $119.99

Motherboard & RAM:
Foxconn H61AP LGA 1155 Intel H61 ATX Intel Motherboard & Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...) $96.99

Graphics Card:
MSI R5450-MD1GD3H/LP Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) $39.99

Hard Drive:
Seagate SV35 Series ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) $89.99

Case & Power Supply: RAIDMAX Blade ATX-298WBP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) $49.99


TOTAL: 395.95






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May 26, 2013 11:29:05 PM

REALLY don't go for a Raidmax PSU. Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($106.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.09 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $464.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:28 EDT-0400)
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May 26, 2013 11:47:19 PM

Wait - when you posted that it was $450 wasn't it?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $406.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:47 EDT-0400)
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May 26, 2013 11:50:46 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Wait - when you posted that it was $450 wasn't it?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec One 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.28 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $406.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 02:47 EDT-0400)


Yea, When I originally posted this, It was 450. What would be better for gaming? A AMD or Intel Processor?
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May 26, 2013 11:54:18 PM

Depends on budget - a Phenom II x4, while old, will beat a Celeron or Pentium. But an i3 will beat an FX-4300, as long as you don't OC the FX. And as someone without too much knowledge, OCing isn't the best option.
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May 27, 2013 12:06:57 AM

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Depends on budget - a Phenom II x4, while old, will beat a Celeron or Pentium. But an i3 will beat an FX-4300, as long as you don't OC the FX. And as someone without too much knowledge, OCing isn't the best option.


I was thinking of using this case maybe. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Do you think the specs i originally had without the case were good or not?

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May 27, 2013 12:29:08 AM

Xion aren't particularly good, but you don't have the budget to get a great case.

Getting a cheap PSU is a really bad idea though. Look at the link in my sig for a more shocking explanation...
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May 27, 2013 12:49:38 AM

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Xion aren't particularly good, but you don't have the budget to get a great case.

Getting a cheap PSU is a really bad idea though. Look at the link in my sig for a more shocking explanation...


Youre right. Im thinking of getting the case and psu you suggested, but will the case fit the rest of my orignial specs and a wireless adapter and cd drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1PK...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 27, 2013 1:18:32 AM

This is what i made up.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.17 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-MV Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENUWI-1XN4M 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Raidmax ATX-249B (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($23.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $485.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 04:18 EDT-0400)
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May 27, 2013 1:26:08 AM

Go for an Ivy CPU (i3-3xxx), and a B75/H77/Z75/Z77 MB.

Go for 2x4GB so you get dual-channel speeds.

That's a hopeless GPU - it will practically have trouble rendering you moving a window around the screen (slight exaggeration).

Ideally get a PCIe WiFi card - avoid losing a USB port.
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May 27, 2013 4:14:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£105.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£19.21 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.90 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Logitech K270 Wireless Standard Keyboard
Mouse: V7 M30P10-7N Wired Optical Mouse
Total: £266.08 (400$)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 12:10 BST+0100)

Very basic though and no GPU, but a complete set and will probably run. . .

Luckily integrated GPUs are getting quite good. This has Intel HD 4000 graphics.

Haswell will have better.



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May 27, 2013 4:23:34 AM

Why are you giving out builds for the UK? Given the great differences in prices between retailers in various regions, build for another country are practically useless as anything but a very rough guide.
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