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Good gaming pc build?

Last response: in Systems
July 19, 2013 6:23:41 PM
Will this last? Also: will this support a usb keyboard and mouse in addition to the usb networking adapter, and also a USB disc tray?

also, if it is not a good build, does anyone have a good low budget gaming build they could suggest? Preferably a case with quite a few usb ports?

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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2013 6:40:36 PM

Don't get and AMD A-series CPU. They are no good for "proper" gaming. Get an FX-series CPU instead.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2013 6:46:30 PM

Try this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Netgear A6200-100NAS 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($59.80 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $697.21

It's no longer a Mini-ITX build, instead an ATX-mid build. I don't know how important form factor was to you, but this will perform better. If you want to keep a Mini-ITX form factor, let me know and I'll re-do it for you :) 

I had to change to ATX, because there are no decent Mini-ITX motherboards for the FX-series CPUs. However, this motherboard will allow you to upgrade to a better CPU later, such as an FX 8320 / FX 8350, or an AMD Piledriver CPU (not yet released).