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Anonymous
June 11, 2013 12:17:59 PM

Hey guys, I am finally going to build my own PC. I have always looked into Pc gaming and I have always been intrigued. I saved up my money for the longest time, and here I am!
So heres where im at, I am at square 1. I have been using my old MacBook for everything, and its becoming really slow. My whole family is all Apple (sad, I know lol).

I will shop separately for my monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. My friend from school is really helping me out.

But I need help with the components of the Pc itself. (I don't know that much about everything, so sorry if I sound stupid at times.)
I have been looking around but I need your guys opinion.

Changed to 750, just exploring my options

Thanks in advance!
June 11, 2013 12:26:40 PM

do you need an operating system? (windows 7,8 etc)
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June 11, 2013 12:29:06 PM

Gaming on a $500 PC will not be worth it unless you're strictly into Indie/Puzzle games.

For $500 USD and gaming, I'd wait for a console. If you tried to game on a PC costing $500, you'd pretty much hate it compared to a console.

You could get a nice $330 Windows 8 laptop that will serve your non-gaming needs and indie gaming needs and keep saving your money until the new consoles come out in November.
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June 11, 2013 12:32:15 PM

ubercake said:
Gaming on a $500 PC will not be worth it unless you're strictly into Indie/Puzzle games.

For $500 USD and gaming, I'd wait for a console. If you tried to game on a PC costing $500, you'd pretty much hate it compared to a console.

You could get a nice $330 Windows 8 laptop that will serve your non-gaming needs and indie gaming needs and keep saving your money until the new consoles come out in November.


Okay so what would my options be for 750$. Maybe I could spend that much, but I am really just interested in my options.
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June 11, 2013 12:42:24 PM

Anonymous said:
ubercake said:
Gaming on a $500 PC will not be worth it unless you're strictly into Indie/Puzzle games.

For $500 USD and gaming, I'd wait for a console. If you tried to game on a PC costing $500, you'd pretty much hate it compared to a console.

You could get a nice $330 Windows 8 laptop that will serve your non-gaming needs and indie gaming needs and keep saving your money until the new consoles come out in November.


Okay so what would my options be for 750$. Maybe I could spend that much, but I am really just interested in my options.


Once you get $700-$800 range, you can get past the budget-oriented builds.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $783.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-11 15:41 EDT-0400)

If you do need to stay under $750, you can back off on the GPU to a regular 7870, but the XL/LE 7870s are a solid upgrade (they're essentially toned-down 7950s)
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June 11, 2013 1:13:04 PM

DSzymborski said:
Anonymous said:
ubercake said:
Gaming on a $500 PC will not be worth it unless you're strictly into Indie/Puzzle games.

For $500 USD and gaming, I'd wait for a console. If you tried to game on a PC costing $500, you'd pretty much hate it compared to a console.

You could get a nice $330 Windows 8 laptop that will serve your non-gaming needs and indie gaming needs and keep saving your money until the new consoles come out in November.


Okay so what would my options be for 750$. Maybe I could spend that much, but I am really just interested in my options.


Once you get $700-$800 range, you can get past the budget-oriented builds.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $783.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-11 15:41 EDT-0400)

If you do need to stay under $750, you can back off on the GPU to a regular 7870, but the XL/LE 7870s are a solid upgrade (they're essentially toned-down 7950s)


Holy crap man, thank you. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
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