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August 25, 2013 4:28:46 PM

Building a new Gaming Computer

Budget: $300-$600

Uses: Minecraft, School work (Microsoft Office programs)

Can someone please make me a list for a good Gaming and school computer? Budget is around 300-600 US dollars. I would love as much RAM as possible without going a ton over my budget.. Also can someone recommend a really good 180p HD Monitor? Thank you! :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2013 4:08:31 PM
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This looks to be a do-able build for you

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-S2V Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($75.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $539.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 19:05 EDT-0400)

I'm hoping the monitor was not part of the budget, if so it can be re-worked. Any questions let me know
August 28, 2013 6:52:39 PM

C12Friedman said:
This looks to be a do-able build for you

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A75M-S2V Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($75.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $539.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 19:05 EDT-0400)

I'm hoping the monitor was not part of the budget, if so it can be re-worked. Any questions let me know

why win8?lol
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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2013 7:16:00 PM

$5 cheaper than win 7
August 29, 2013 5:43:44 AM

C12Friedman said:
$5 cheaper than win 7


because 5$ is breaking the bank?
a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 7:28:25 AM

Not really - I would've chosen win 7 myself but didn't know how 'cutting edge' you wanted there (and it is less expensive)
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