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Trying to make a decent budget light gaming computer

Id like a light gaming computer that does decent in video editing and can play valve games (lfd tf2 etc) on ultra with a decent framerate
my current concept is:
CPU: AMD A4-5300 APU 3.4Ghz Processor AD5300OKHJBOX
PSU: Logisys Corp. 550W 120mm Ball Bearing Fan with PSU ATX 550 Power Supply PS550E12BK
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Case: Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01
Motherboard: Gigabyte AM3+ AMD DDR3 1333 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Motherboard GA-78LMT-USB3
HDD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
DVD Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) -
Monitor:if anyone could recommend a affordable monitor with a 16:9 ratio and a minimum resolution of 720p and 60hz and 20' plus screen would be nice
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  1. Hi,

    Where do you live and what is your maximum budget.

    your system is wrong built.
  2. SNA3 said:
    Hi,

    Where do you live and what is your maximum budget.

    your system is wrong built.

    I live in the u.s and my budject is 600$
  3. switch out the a4-5300 with an a10-5800k, and then switch out that ram you have for 4gb of 2133mhz ram. then get a micro atx fm2 socket motherboard that is known to accept and work with ram running at 2133mhz speed.

    the rest is up to you. the amd apu's will be much much better at gaming with the super fast 2133 ram.

    other than that, you could just get a low profile 7750 and a pentium g2120 with simple 1333mhz ram and micro atx 1155 motherboard.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-do-it-yourself-game-console,3531.html
  4. here is your system for $650 with good ips monitor :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/29cf

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.02 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 22:34 EDT-0400)

    if you cant pay $650 tell me
  5. nikoli707 said:
    switch out the a4-5300 with an a10-5800k, and then switch out that ram you have for 4gb of 2133mhz ram. then get a micro atx fm2 socket motherboard that is known to accept and work with ram running at 2133mhz speed.

    the rest is up to you. the amd apu's will be much much better at gaming with the super fast 2133 ram.

    other than that, you could just get a low profile 7750 and a pentium g2120 with simple 1333mhz ram and micro atx 1155 motherboard.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-do-it-yourself-game-console,3531.html


    SNA3 said:
    here is your system for $650 with good ips monitor :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/29cf

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.02 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 22:34 EDT-0400)

    if you cant pay $650 tell me

    thanks you for your concern and I cant pay 650$ and id prefer to get a cheaper amd processor
  6. nikoli707 said:
    switch out the a4-5300 with an a10-5800k, and then switch out that ram you have for 4gb of 2133mhz ram. then get a micro atx fm2 socket motherboard that is known to accept and work with ram running at 2133mhz speed.

    the rest is up to you. the amd apu's will be much much better at gaming with the super fast 2133 ram.

    other than that, you could just get a low profile 7750 and a pentium g2120 with simple 1333mhz ram and micro atx 1155 motherboard.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-do-it-yourself-game-console,3531.html


    SNA3 said:
    here is your system for $650 with good ips monitor :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/29cf

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.02 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 22:34 EDT-0400)

    if you cant pay $650 tell me

    thanks you for your concern and I cant pay 650$ and id prefer to get a cheaper amd processor
  7. Just a little bit above your budget but totally worth it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    + FX 6300 6 Core CPU
    + 8GB RAM
    + 7870 Ghz Edition >> 7850
    + AM3+ Socket = More Future Proof

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($26.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: AOC e2251Swdn 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $619.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 01:51 EDT-0400)

    I hope this helps. Please tell me what you think about this build. Is it right for you? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.
  8. Best answer
    Clapdamn said:
    nikoli707 said:
    switch out the a4-5300 with an a10-5800k, and then switch out that ram you have for 4gb of 2133mhz ram. then get a micro atx fm2 socket motherboard that is known to accept and work with ram running at 2133mhz speed.

    the rest is up to you. the amd apu's will be much much better at gaming with the super fast 2133 ram.

    other than that, you could just get a low profile 7750 and a pentium g2120 with simple 1333mhz ram and micro atx 1155 motherboard.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-do-it-yourself-game-console,3531.html


    SNA3 said:
    here is your system for $650 with good ips monitor :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/29cf

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.02 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 22:34 EDT-0400)

    if you cant pay $650 tell me

    thanks you for your concern and I cant pay 650$ and id prefer to get a cheaper amd processor



    there is no cheaper AMD here , this thing has a combo price with 100$ discounts you will just save $20 with amd , plus this has 7850 which is 4 times faster than A10 GPU .. I can make it 600$ by adding a 720P monitor instead of full hd.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/29hm

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: HP 20xi 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $606.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 01:55 EDT-0400)
  9. if you want AMD

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master NSE-200-KKN1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($134.02 @ Amazon)
    Total: $608.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 02:10 EDT-0400)
  10. Sangeet Khatri said:
    Just a little bit above your budget but totally worth it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    + FX 6300 6 Core CPU
    + 8GB RAM
    + 7870 Ghz Edition >> 7850
    + AM3+ Socket = More Future Proof

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($26.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: AOC e2251Swdn 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $619.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 01:51 EDT-0400)

    I hope this helps. Please tell me what you think about this build. Is it right for you? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

    thank you kind sir this build is perfect for my budget and light gaming needs
  11. SNA3 said:
    Sangeet Khatri said:
    SNA3 said:
    Sangeet Khatri said:
    Refer to my build above. It is better in everything man..


    you are choosing a non ips monitor ... bad choice.


    Well.. at least it is 1080p :P


    lower prices is not everything. you should give honest advice to people not to look after "best answer in the forums"

    I can put your same specs , it does not need brain , PCPartpick site is doing it easy for you. it is not your skills.

    your skills is to choose the best for the OP not the cheapest to win some stupid best Answer.

    to be honest I don't know the difference between ips and non-ips and 1080p isnt much of a deal breaker as long as its 720p or + ill be ok ive dealed with far worse if someone could enlightin me of the differences that would be nice
  12. .. You guys above me can continue this with private messages .
  13. Agreed, any spats you have with other users should be contained within PM's and not on the public forum.
    I have deleted the argumentative posts.
  14. Btw , clapdamn dont forget to choose a solution
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