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July 16, 2013 4:17:26 PM

Hey guys, just wondering if these specs are good enough for budget gaming pc seeing as I only have about $800. I won't be overclocking any time soon. I would be happy for advice on things to change, and if you can find a better graphics card that would be great! =)

phenom ll X4 965 CPU
Asus M5A97 motherboard
corsair CX500 power supply
western digital caviar black 1TB hard drive
corsair vengeance 1600MHz 8GB RAM
AMD radeon HD6450 graphics card

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July 16, 2013 4:24:14 PM

You might want to get a better processor to future-proof your build when it comes time to upgrading your video card. But before we talk components, what type of games are you looking to play? It actually matters because the demands on your system will vary greatly between FPS or strategy games. I understand you are working with a $800 budget but I'm sure we can tailor that to best meet your goals for the system.
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July 16, 2013 4:26:46 PM

yup, 6450 is pretty low
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July 16, 2013 4:29:17 PM

Probably games like; Minecraft, BF3, Steam games, Need for Speed (racing games).
Cheers



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July 16, 2013 4:30:55 PM

Cons29 said:
yup, 6450 is pretty low


Yeah, I was having trouble finding good, cheap graphics cards for my price range. =(
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July 16, 2013 4:44:33 PM

Nearly spilled my coffee when I saw BF3 listed. HD6450 won't play well. Here, try this: http://www.pcbuildgenerator.com/

Use it as base, and change components you'd prefer.
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July 16, 2013 5:20:33 PM

can you suggest something 1 step lower than the Sapphire Radeon HD 7850? Costs just too much!

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July 16, 2013 5:53:30 PM

Here is a suggested build that you can obviously modify to your liking. Much more powerful. Obviously not perfect but should give you an idea of what you can get for $800.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hrB1

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July 17, 2013 2:54:59 AM

this is similar to the build the part picker gave me (I changed a few things around), and after reviewing all of the parts it seems pretty decent.

ASRock B75 PRO3-M mother board
corsair builder 430w power supply
western digital caviar black 1TB hard drive
corsair vengeance 1600MHz 4GB x2 RAM
Intel Core i3 3220 CPU
Sapphire Radeon HD7750 2Ggb graphics card

Are these looking any better, to me they did and total price was just under $800!
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July 17, 2013 3:02:11 AM

What is your budget?
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July 17, 2013 3:06:18 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
What is your budget?


Around $800, trying not to go much higher.

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July 17, 2013 3:20:21 AM

This is the build which is much more powerful than what you selected and it costs exactly 800 dollars. This should be the best build for your budget. It is a beast at gaming and would handle games smoothly at Very-High - Ultra at playable frame rates without breaking a sweat.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $769.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 06:18 EDT-0400)

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July 17, 2013 3:24:03 AM

Thankyou for the build, was very helpfull, cheers!

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