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August 23, 2013 2:05:34 AM

Hello, I'm new here
And I am wanting to build a gaming computer for myself and I only have a budget of $500 dollars. I'm somewhat a casual/ hardcore gamer. I play many FPS titles such as CoD, and Battlefield 3. But I also want to play GTA IV (Which is a very CPU intensive game) and the upcoming release of GTA V. I already have a build in mind but it already is over my price range. But anyways here is the list and do you think it is worth buying? And also can you figure out a way to make this a little bit lower price? (PS - I don't need a case or monitor, keyboard, OS, and mouse.)

(ALL PARTS WERE FOUND AT AMAZON.COM)

CPU:AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
RAM:Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-1600
GPU:Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB
HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
PSU:Corsair CX Series 500 Watt Modular 80 PLUS
MOBO: MSI 970A-G43
August 23, 2013 2:07:58 AM

good build
a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2013 2:17:35 AM

Will you buy from other US websites?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2013 2:25:04 AM
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I gotta agree. Your parts are all good choices. Here is a build that can give you the $500 price point.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($158.57 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $507.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 05:23 EDT-0400)
August 23, 2013 3:55:52 PM

envy14tpe said:
Will you buy from other US websites?


Yes I am able, I also live near Microcenter if that helps any.
a b 4 Gaming
August 23, 2013 8:43:31 PM

Clifton Clendenen said:
envy14tpe said:
Will you buy from other US websites?


Yes I am able, I also live near Microcenter if that helps any.


Typically the best computer parts you can get from microcenter are a CPU + mobo combo. Everything else I'd buy online. You can get a fx-6300 + 970A-G46 AM3+ for $160! That's an unbeatable price. Also you could get a fx-8320 + 970A-G46 AM3+ for $190. Awesome prices.
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