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June 26, 2013 3:12:06 PM

So I already have 4GB of RAM (1333), 650W OCZ PSU, 30GB SSD, Optical Drive, Windows, Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor. My budget is $250-$300 USD for the rest of the parts (CPU, mobo, hdd, gpu, case). I will use it for some light-medium gaming like Minecraft, Simcity, etc. I also use photoshop every now and then, and obviously browse the web and such. Thanks for any help.

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June 26, 2013 3:19:10 PM

Because you have the small SSD , and can only use it as a cache drive with an intel system , you should probably be looking at an intel i3 , H77 motherboard and a Radeon 7770 or similar
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June 26, 2013 3:30:09 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Because you have the small SSD , and can only use it as a cache drive with an intel system , you should probably be looking at an intel i3 , H77 motherboard and a Radeon 7770 or similar


4slime said:
To get a gaming computer that will allow you to use photoshop - you may have to spend more than $300.

Here is what I have made - and it'll last a long time. The clock speeds will get you far on these - with high FPS:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/4slime/saved/1QCu

Also, please read this when asking for advice on builds or upgrades, thanks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

You obviously didn't read my post.. Anyway bad motherboard, overpriced RAM, pitiful GPU, Unreliable HDD. If you dont know what your doing then dont try to help please
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June 26, 2013 3:36:17 PM

steelerstl said:
Outlander_04 said:
Because you have the small SSD , and can only use it as a cache drive with an intel system , you should probably be looking at an intel i3 , H77 motherboard and a Radeon 7770 or similar


4slime said:
To get a gaming computer that will allow you to use photoshop - you may have to spend more than $300.

Here is what I have made - and it'll last a long time. The clock speeds will get you far on these - with high FPS:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/4slime/saved/1QCu

Also, please read this when asking for advice on builds or upgrades, thanks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

You obviously didn't read my post.. Anyway bad motherboard, overpriced RAM, pitiful GPU, Unreliable HDD. If you dont know what your doing then dont try to help please


I read your entire post - but wasn't sure if you'd ever play more intense games - like Battlefield or whatever. So I made it an upgrade that would allow that and get you a few frames more in the games you currently play. I am not saying you have to go all out and spend $1700 on an upgrade (like me), just a bit more than $300[/i]
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June 26, 2013 3:37:55 PM

steelerstl said:
You obviously didn't read my post.. Anyway bad motherboard, overpriced RAM, pitiful GPU, Unreliable HDD. If you dont know what your doing then dont try to help please


You seem awfully unappreciative of help.
You have only 4GB of slow RAM, a bad brand of PSU, and a useless SSD and you're telling others that THEY don't know what they're doing?

The fact that he mentioned Photoshop shows he did read your post. Maybe you don't agree with the parts he chose but your budget is not an easy one to work with. My suggestion above may suit your budget better until you can afford a separate GPU. Good luck.
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June 26, 2013 7:09:28 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
steelerstl said:
You obviously didn't read my post.. Anyway bad motherboard, overpriced RAM, pitiful GPU, Unreliable HDD. If you dont know what your doing then dont try to help please


You seem awfully unappreciative of help.
You have only 4GB of slow RAM, a bad brand of PSU, and a useless SSD and you're telling others that THEY don't know what they're doing?

The fact that he mentioned Photoshop shows he did read your post. Maybe you don't agree with the parts he chose but your budget is not an easy one to work with. My suggestion above may suit your budget better until you can afford a separate GPU. Good luck.

Slow RAM? 1333 and 1600 are standard. SSD can easily be used to store games and frequently used programs on. If you guys knew what you were talking about you wouldnt be showing me full builds that quite frankly was terrible. You would have shown me something like this by now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-E33/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $293.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 22:06 EDT-0400)
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June 26, 2013 7:13:25 PM

steelerstl said:
sharkbyte5150 said:
steelerstl said:
You obviously didn't read my post.. Anyway bad motherboard, overpriced RAM, pitiful GPU, Unreliable HDD. If you dont know what your doing then dont try to help please


You seem awfully unappreciative of help.
You have only 4GB of slow RAM, a bad brand of PSU, and a useless SSD and you're telling others that THEY don't know what they're doing?

The fact that he mentioned Photoshop shows he did read your post. Maybe you don't agree with the parts he chose but your budget is not an easy one to work with. My suggestion above may suit your budget better until you can afford a separate GPU. Good luck.

Slow RAM? 1333 and 1600 are standard. SSD can easily be used to store games and frequently used programs on. If you guys knew what you were talking about you wouldnt be showing me full builds that quite frankly was terrible. You would have shown me something like this by now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-E33/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $293.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 22:06 EDT-0400)


If you just made your own, why didn't you do it earlier. Anyways - that is what we call a good system for what you are doing and will allow you to have more upgradability and power. Minecraft is CPU intensive - and Photoshop works well with Hyper Threading.
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June 26, 2013 8:24:06 PM

steelerstl said:

Slow RAM? 1333 and 1600 are standard. SSD can easily be used to store games and frequently used programs on. If you guys knew what you were talking about you wouldnt be showing me full builds that quite frankly was terrible. You would have shown me something like this by now


You've got a bad attitude man.
I showed you nothing more than you asked for.
If you know so much more why are you asking for help?
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