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can somebody recommend me to a good pc build for 550 dollars

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August 1, 2013 7:22:49 PM

im looking for a pc that can handle the next generation games like the elder scrolls online and bf4 with decent graphics. I cant spend over 550. im new to pc gaming so I need some suggestions. I cant exceed 550 because I have to buy a monitor and a mouse and keybored so im looking at like 700 for everything.

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August 1, 2013 7:24:49 PM

so your budget for the main hardware ( CPU/GPU/RAM/Mobo/PSU/CASE/HARDDISK/DISKDRIVER ) is 550$ , is that right ?
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August 1, 2013 7:26:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ng9N
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ng9N/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ng9N/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.01 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.44 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax Atlas ATX-295WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $551.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:25 EDT-0400)
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August 1, 2013 7:30:23 PM

hey buddy !! check this out :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.01 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $559.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:29 EDT-0400)


you can play BF3 on Ultra with +60 FPS with this Rig .

you should be find with BF4 too , this Rig is awesome for the price . ( you can't find better )
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August 1, 2013 7:32:03 PM

KareemGT said:
hey buddy !! check this out :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.01 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $559.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:29 EDT-0400)


you can play BF3 on Ultra with +60 FPS with this Rig .

you should be find with BF4 too , this Rig is awesome for the price . ( you can't find better )


This board has a known issue with no heatsinks on the mofset and fires happen because of it.

Get a 970 chipset ASUS board. Also, I would recommend the fx6300 for sure as the 965 is going on 6 years old.

The case and DVD drive are in-store only. I would recommend an NZXT case as their cheaper (source 210) cases are VERY good quality.
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August 1, 2013 7:34:40 PM

tiny voices said:
KareemGT said:
hey buddy !! check this out :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.01 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $559.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:29 EDT-0400)


you can play BF3 on Ultra with +60 FPS with this Rig .

you should be find with BF4 too , this Rig is awesome for the price . ( you can't find better )


This board has a known issue with no heatsinks on the mofset and fires happen because of it.

Get a 970 chipset ASUS board. Also, I would recommend the fx6300 for sure as the 965 is going on 6 years old.


Ohh really !! thanks for telling me buddy :)  !

then you should go with another 970 motherboard !!

i would recommend this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler2...

it's Awesome !
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August 1, 2013 7:38:39 PM

thank you guys im glad I discovered this website I get responded to almost instantly thank you
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August 1, 2013 7:41:43 PM

Alex5282 said:
thank you guys im glad I discovered this website I get responded to almost instantly thank you


you'r welcome :)  !!

btw , can you close this thread by choosing the best answer if you done with it please .
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August 1, 2013 7:44:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi A85W ATX FM2 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.74 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $546.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:43 EDT-0400)

The other builds are ok if you have the cash to cover mail in rebates, my build keeps the $550 hard budget in mind
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