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July 25, 2013 2:49:36 AM

I've decided to build my first pc, and I was wondering if anyone could help me with it. I need CPU system + LED 19".This will be used for gaming, and occasional web browsing. Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 3:00:43 AM

this is probably one of the best builds (or close to) you can get INCLUDING the monitor for ~$565
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kswf
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a b 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 3:07:05 AM

I am sorry for a no compromise build you would have to go for 30 dollars above the budget. Because this is the build in which no compromises are made. Everything from a CPU to Motherboard to PSU to HDD and to Graphics Card and to the Case everything is very good on it's own (for the price). So going for anything lower would be like compromising quite a lot, so better spend 30 extra dollars and get this build which has everything of high quality and no compromises are made.

So here is the build :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($56.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $533.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 06:04 EDT-0400)

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September 30, 2013 3:57:43 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
I am sorry for a no compromise build you would have to go for 30 dollars above the budget. Because this is the build in which no compromises are made. Everything from a CPU to Motherboard to PSU to HDD and to Graphics Card and to the Case everything is very good on it's own (for the price). So going for anything lower would be like compromising quite a lot, so better spend 30 extra dollars and get this build which has everything of high quality and no compromises are made.

So here is the build :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($56.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $533.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 06:04 EDT-0400)

You can mark thread as solved anytime when you find the answer you were looking for by selecting that answer as the best answer. It would be appreciated by other guys who are looking for similar answers.

Do you know how good this computer would run current games? (Tomb Raider, Crysis 3 etc.) How much fps?

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a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2013 3:10:47 AM

Well... a lot of time has passed since I suggested this build to you. Also now new parts have came in and prices have dropped, so you should look at this build which is a lot more powerful for similar price. Thanks to all the price drops.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($56.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($48.96 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($21.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $546.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 06:09 EDT-0400)

I hope this helps.

It should play games at well above 40+ FPS on high settings at 1080p. The Athlon 750K and the 7850 2GB should make a good pair.

You can also expect better performance in many games, so it is a very good build.
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