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Powerful 500$ pc + Windows 8 + 1080p 23" monitor

Is this a competent gaming rig? I cant afford to spend anymore money and had to cut corners where I could. My main concern is in the mother board. Is it good enough? I have found very mixed reviews.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Delta6Alpha/saved/21RW
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    $500 is a very low budget. So if u wanna get a $500 rig, I'm sorry but it has to be done to cut the HD 7870 to HD 7850 to keep the budget down.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case Fan: Rosewill RFA-120-BL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($117.47 @ TigerDirect)
    Total: $722.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 15:16 EDT-0400)

    Don't be too stingy to PSU, a semi-modular PSU does good to stabilize the system and sustain more heat.

    It's better if the budget is $600 it'll be more stronger build based on FX-6300. I could see u've done quite a lot of research on that.
  2. smorizio said:


    Man, where is the gfx of this combo?! It can't even power up 'cause this rig has no IGP!
  3. Maxime506 said:
    $500 is a very low budget. So if u wanna get a $500 rig, I'm sorry but it has to be done to cut the HD 7870 to HD 7850 to keep the budget down.


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lDrJ/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case Fan: Rosewill RFA-120-BL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($117.47 @ TigerDirect)
    Total: $722.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 15:16 EDT-0400)

    Don't be too stingy to PSU, a semi-modular PSU does good to stabilize the system and sustain more heat.

    It's better if the budget is $600 it'll be more stronger build based on FX-6300. I could see u've done quite a lot of research on that.


    Yeah, the price minus monitor and os is 576, which is okay
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