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Work/Gaming (internet) PC build for 450-550

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August 6, 2013 10:02:48 PM

Wanting to build a Work and Internet Gaming PC.


SYSTEM USAGE:
• Gaming (standard, Internet)
• Work (Office products).
• Surfing the web (social sites, etc).

MY BUDGET: Please tell me what the greatest build is for $450-550 (would love to be around $450)

PARTS THAT ARE NOT NEEDED: keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Put together the following but not sure if it is the best for the price....
Would like to get down to 500 but not sure if i can!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1p9VZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1p9VZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1p9VZ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64-GT 25.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.79 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $542.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 01:01 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2013 12:47:23 AM

What type of gaming will you be doing? Are you planning to play Crysis 3 on Ultra settings or are you a casual gamer?
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August 7, 2013 9:19:40 AM

ryan27968 said:
What type of gaming will you be doing? Are you planning to play Crysis 3 on Ultra settings or are you a casual gamer?


I plan on using it for internet gaming mainly but it would be nice to have a machine that could play those if need be
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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2013 9:23:06 AM

well in that case, this system is more than enough. you will still be able to run games like Crysis 3 but only on low settings.
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