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Budget Gaming/Multimedia PC Build

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August 29, 2013 2:40:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 - 2 weeks

Budget Range: US $450 - $550 before rebates. I want to keep it closer to 450$ as possible.

System Usage: Primarily Gaming, Graphic Design, Video Editing and recording, Video Playback/Streaming, Video Chatting

Are you buying a monitor: No I will be using a 1080p 32" HDTV as my monitor for the moment so monitor is not needed for cost.

Do you need to buy OS: No I currently have a Windows 7 Home Preimum 64-bit OEM version.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I rather stick to and as sites because I trust their reliability

Location: United States (no micro-center or computer store near my location wish to stick to online)

Overclocking: I prefer no overclocking to save on cost

SLI or Crossfire: I prefer to stick to single card if necessary

Additional Comments:

I already own a SATA DVD burner and a Rosewill Challenger case (link below) . I am looking for a build that is upgradable for a couple of years as needed. Keyboard and Mouse I also already own and does not need to be upgrade.

Primary games I would be MMORPGs/RTSs and I prefer to play them on highest setting possible for the price point. I will also be using FRAPS and HD Recording and editing in Movie Maker or similar program. 1TB Harddrive or more will be preferred.

I am just having trouble deciding on what will give me the best performance for my price point.
August 29, 2013 2:55:49 PM

If you want to build a system for gaming and video editing then you will need to spend more money than that to get a decent build that will last you a decent amount of time. Definitely save and get one closer to the $800 mark, or even $1000 depending on how much use you want out of it. Hope this sort of helps :p 
August 29, 2013 2:55:58 PM

Good luck. CPU/Mobo/RAM for performance ("highest setting possible") is going to cost $300-$350. A good GPU will run about $300+ to achieve those rates.

This is a barebones suggestion: $586.93 with $55.00 MIR.

You didn't mention PSU - make sure you have at least a 500W PSU to handle the GPU
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August 29, 2013 3:03:37 PM

Well highest setting at that price point. So if Medium Settings is all I can do than thats fine for now till I can get a more high end GFX. If I cant, I will settle for just gaming and some video recording with FRAPS/light video editing build at 1080p.

I kinda need the build soon so I have to stay on the low end. I was hoping for 800$ range but that will set me back a few months ( too many other costs atm for my income).
August 29, 2013 3:44:53 PM

Yeah thats probably the best I am gonna get for my budget. I had something similar and I probably replace the Powersupply for Corsair for reliability. Thanks a lot