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What is a good 400 dollar gaming pc for next gen gaming?

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September 30, 2013 6:44:14 PM

I just wanted to know what is the best gaming pc build for next gen gaming not including a case or psu. Thanks!
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September 30, 2013 6:45:28 PM

Do you need an OS?
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September 30, 2013 6:50:34 PM

well i bought the case and psu that totaled up to be 90 bucks so that kinda cancels out an os but i want an os included but without a case and psu. PS: the case is an NZXT Source 210 elite and psu is corsair cx 430.
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September 30, 2013 6:51:40 PM

deltayuri101 said:
well i bought the case and psu that totaled up to be 90 bucks so that kinda cancels out an os but i want an os included but without a case and psu. PS: the case is an NZXT Source 210 elite and psu is corsair cx 430.


I'll do the best I can for that budget.
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September 30, 2013 6:55:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $446.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 21:55 EDT-0400)
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September 30, 2013 7:15:53 PM

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

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.11 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $446.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 21:55 EDT-0400)
Ok thanks so you would recommend win 7 over 8 for next gen? just asking because its a big debate going on between the gaming community
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September 30, 2013 7:50:13 PM

deltayuri101 said:
Ok thanks so you would recommend win 7 over 8 for next gen? just asking because its a big debate going on between the gaming community


Either one works, it's mostly down to preference. Most folks prefer Win7, so we tend to include Win7. This would be my pitch, by the way:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $415.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 22:48 EDT-0400)

Bit cheaper than RazerZ's for no meaningful loss of performance. It has less RAM, but there's no way that RAM will be the bottleneck in a low-end system like this.
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October 1, 2013 4:31:12 AM

I wanted to thank you for asking this question.

I just bought all the components for a ~$405(after MIR) low end gaming system, including a case/psu but not OS and I went with a 7770, x4 750k, and 4GB of RAM, and this is all confirming that I made the correct choice.
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October 1, 2013 7:38:07 AM

hsilman said:
I wanted to thank you for asking this question.

I just bought all the components for a ~$405(after MIR) low end gaming system, including a case/psu but not OS and I went with a 7770, x4 750k, and 4GB of RAM, and this is all confirming that I made the correct choice.
Yeah that is what i am building too but you should get an OS because ubuntu kind of supports steam and doesn't really support origin so you wouldn't be able to play games like bf3 or bf4. just gow with windows 8 or 7!
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November 28, 2013 11:46:49 AM

CPU:AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor ($70 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD ($67 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB($40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital 1 TB RE3 ($48@ Amazon)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ($130 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $454

A much better build. The CPU socket allows you to upgrade to an FX-6300 or a FX-8320/8350 down the road. You can unlock the fourth core making it a quad core CPU. Getting another 4 GB stick is easy and cheap down the road. Better than doing away with your GPU. Better to put the cash you would have spent on an extra 4 GB into the GPU. To top it all off you have a beast graphics card that will run anything at 1080p. Happy gaming!
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November 29, 2013 7:55:57 AM

ToxicFantom said:
CPU:AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor ($70 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD ($67 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB($40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital 1 TB RE3 ($48@ Amazon)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ($130 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $454

A much better build. The CPU socket allows you to upgrade to an FX-6300 or a FX-8320/8350 down the road. You can unlock the fourth core making it a quad core CPU. Getting another 4 GB stick is easy and cheap down the road. Better than doing away with your GPU. Better to put the cash you would have spent on an extra 4 GB into the GPU. To top it all off you have a beast graphics card that will run anything at 1080p. Happy gaming!


the best one so far.
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December 6, 2013 5:12:56 PM

deltayuri101 said:
ToxicFantom said:
CPU:AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor ($70 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD ($67 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB($40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital 1 TB RE3 ($48@ Amazon)
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB ($130 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $454

A much better build. The CPU socket allows you to upgrade to an FX-6300 or a FX-8320/8350 down the road. You can unlock the fourth core making it a quad core CPU. Getting another 4 GB stick is easy and cheap down the road. Better than doing away with your GPU. Better to put the cash you would have spent on an extra 4 GB into the GPU. To top it all off you have a beast graphics card that will run anything at 1080p. Happy gaming!


the best one so far.


its a nice build but this cpu is not good enough to run battlefield 4
there are some athlon 740 or 750 cpus for some 10 or 15 dollars more, those are equivalent to next gen consoles cpu performance
also check my build
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naO0daBZeRo

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