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what is a good pc build for around 400$ *for gaming

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June 18, 2013 6:15:04 PM

i need a recipe for a good gaming pc for around 400$ with a quad core processor

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June 18, 2013 6:38:33 PM

Same, OS puts you over the top. Though for a slight increase you can get the FX-6300

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $503.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 21:37 EDT-0400)
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June 18, 2013 6:40:13 PM

Oh and Newegg has the Corsair Builder 430W for twenty bucks, get that while it is hot!
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June 18, 2013 6:40:37 PM

aredflyingbird said:
glockpleese said:
i need a recipe for a good gaming pc for around 400$ with a quad core processor


I couldn't do $400, unless i found a combo... Here's a 500 dollar build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UHi


thank you so much! do you know of any cheap RAM thats 8 gigs or more?
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June 18, 2013 6:43:14 PM

Eximo said:
Same, OS puts you over the top. Though for a slight increase you can get the FX-6300

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17UYl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $503.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 21:37 EDT-0400)


do you know of any better video card drivers?
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June 18, 2013 7:07:04 PM

Refudged it (avoiding microcenter, pick up only) and managed to get you a GTX650Ti Boost, which is the best bang for the buck.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $501.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 22:05 EDT-0400)
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June 19, 2013 11:39:34 AM

Eximo said:
Refudged it (avoiding microcenter, pick up only) and managed to get you a GTX650Ti Boost, which is the best bang for the buck.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Vyv/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($143.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $501.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 22:05 EDT-0400)


Thank you so much
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