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June 30, 2013 11:41:26 PM

Hey I'm building a budget build for a friend but hes under a really cheap budget so can anyone recommend anything that will be able to play games at low-medium at 1080p under $600 including everything like peripherals and windows 8?

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June 30, 2013 11:58:09 PM

This is a easy build are you interested in amd or intel?
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July 1, 2013 12:22:07 AM

Can you go a bit over?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $613.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 03:21 EDT-0400)
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July 1, 2013 12:34:01 AM

If the rebates come in then this is a good start I for one have not see any rebates from newegg in over a year of buying anything its not neweggs fault but the people whom offer them but I still shop there but not for the so called rebate savings as for the most part its a scam that newegg cant control
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July 1, 2013 1:29:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($102.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Diablotek CPA-7620 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $618.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 04:28 EDT-0400)

Take the DVD drive out to save $18.
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July 1, 2013 5:03:12 PM

realchaos said:
Can you go a bit over?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $613.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 03:21 EDT-0400)


Thanks! This looks pretty much perfect and i was looking at that CPU! Do you think you would be able to run BF4 on low settings at 1080p?
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July 1, 2013 5:06:38 PM

spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($102.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Diablotek CPA-7620 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $618.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 04:28 EDT-0400)

Take the DVD drive out to save $18.


This also looks really good. The main differences between this and the other one is the nvidia GPU, the CPU and this one has 4gb of ram vs. the 8gb one.
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July 2, 2013 5:43:13 AM

woolycho said:
spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($102.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Diablotek CPA-7620 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $618.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 04:28 EDT-0400)

Take the DVD drive out to save $18.


This also looks really good. The main differences between this and the other one is the nvidia GPU, the CPU and this one has 4gb of ram vs. the 8gb one.


Bigger screen and better CPU, all for the loss of 4GB of RAM, which if the Mobo I selected has 4 modules for RAM, can easily be upgraded when money is there. Also better GPU.
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July 2, 2013 12:08:35 PM

spat55 said:
woolycho said:
spat55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($32.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.52 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($102.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Diablotek CPA-7620 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: HP LV2311 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gear Head OM900P Wired Optical Mouse ($2.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $618.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 04:28 EDT-0400)

Take the DVD drive out to save $18.


This also looks really good. The main differences between this and the other one is the nvidia GPU, the CPU and this one has 4gb of ram vs. the 8gb one.


Bigger screen and better CPU, all for the loss of 4GB of RAM, which if the Mobo I selected has 4 modules for RAM, can easily be upgraded when money is there. Also better GPU.


Ok I think i'm gonna show this to my friend. Thanks!
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July 2, 2013 8:44:17 PM

What...
-The 650 is not stronger than the 7770: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681
-21.5" and 23" screen isn't really a gamechanger.
-My build also has a better quality case and motherboard.
-I wouldn't really say the FX-4100 is better than the Phenom one. FX-4100 is a bulldozer cpu, and bulldozers are pretty bad.
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July 2, 2013 9:00:18 PM

realchaos said:
What...
-The 650 is not stronger than the 7770: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=681
-21.5" and 23" screen isn't really a gamechanger.
-My build also has a better quality case and motherboard.
-I wouldn't really say the FX-4100 is better than the Phenom one. FX-4100 is a bulldozer cpu, and bulldozers are pretty bad.


Ok. I was going to change the CPU anyways because I know thaw the Phenom II X4 965 was an amazing CPU and I really didn't care about the moniter size anyways. Thanks for that benchmark though! Wow does the 7770 get better FPS!
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