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September 10, 2013 8:28:08 PM

Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

Aiming for ~$500

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September 10, 2013 8:48:27 PM

LeeTheNinja said:
Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

Aiming for ~$500


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $536.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-10 23:47 EDT-0400)

This is over $500, but if you like it go for it.
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September 10, 2013 9:00:31 PM

demonragex said:
LeeTheNinja said:
Ok so I`m new to this site and also to building PC`s and I`ve only recently began learning about PC components and building. I have plans for building a budget gaming rig to make my debut as a PC gamer. So here`s what I`ve come up with so far. Need to know if it could work and some cheap but reliable options for a case(preferably with a side window), RAM, and a PSU. All from Newegg if possible.

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750k ~$85
Mobo: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 ~$50
GPU: Radeon 7790(Don`t know which brand yet) ~$130
HDD: WD Blue 500gb 7200 RPM 16mb cache ~$55

Aiming for ~$500


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $536.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-10 23:47 EDT-0400)

This is over $500, but if you like it go for it.


Your build looks nice and I might consider it but I would like to go with an AMD build. Spent some time and decided on the X4 750k and the Radeon 7790 parts.
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September 11, 2013 4:25:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $436.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-11 19:21 EDT-0400)

Here is an AMD build, you can change it to your liking.
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September 13, 2013 11:57:05 AM

demonragex said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $436.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-11 19:21 EDT-0400)

Here is an AMD build, you can change it to your liking.


Ok well I`ve done a lot of changes to the build and I would just like to know if this build would work well.

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo)
MoBo: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD
Memory: (x2)CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
Optical Drive: LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA
Case: LOGISYS Computer CS368RB Red & Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 480W Power Supply
These parts were a combo on newegg and have a big discount. Otherwise I would have gotten a different case. Would the stock PSU in the case be good enough or should I get a CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W PSU?
GPU: PowerColor AX7850 2GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Keyboard: SHARKOON Skiller 000SKSK Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Monitor: Acer S241HLbmid Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen

I plan to get Windows later on. Would this build be a decent, upgradeable gaming rig capable of at least playing any game on low to medium settings at 1080p?
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September 27, 2013 7:30:17 AM

This is my AMD solution, only changed the GPU and CPU
With the HD7850 you will able to get 40 fps on max settings and 60 on high settings
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACALP64 Pro 36.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.50 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.95 @ Adorama)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $538.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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