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Need A New Gaming Build 300-400$

Approximate Purchase Date: First week of November(Birthday)

Budget Range: $300-400

Main Uses: Gaming, Live Streaming, Internet, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Tower Case, Case Fans

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter(as I live in Denver) Newegg Tigerdirect

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Modular PSU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Later in the future, around Easter next year maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 I want to go up to 1080p monitor

I already have the MSI Radeon HD 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161406

I'm really not terribly picky and open to options, so post away and I'll reply back with my input and see what I like :)

On the side note, I want a case and the most case fans I can put into it just for the airflow.
If we have the extra money in the end, an after market heatsink cooler/fan would be nice.

Any questions? Ask.
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/ if you want to have fun yourself but I'd suggest A10 processor for your budget. I'll try to put something together for you.
  2. Does the MSI fit into into the budget? Or do I have 300-400 to play with?
  3. This is not within your budget but that's because I like to future proof things http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JCU0
    A10 works well with AMD GPU with new drivers,
    SSD for speed,
    MOBO and PSU for crossfire if you chose to do so.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $393.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 11:13 EDT-0400)
  5. No, I do not need a video card. I already have that as I stated in my post. No I do not want A10 chipset series as I already have a video card so I can afford to pay for the CPU.

    The items I NEED: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Monitor(optional), Case, Case Fans

    So if it really comes down to budget squeezing, I can simply do the Mobo, Processor, PSU.

    But like I said I like options.
  6. Best answer
    ok, a modified purchase list:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($58.61 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $384.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 15:29 EDT-0400)


    note the 7850 is marked as 'already purchased'
  7. Dedicated_Blade said:
    No, I do not need a video card. I already have that as I stated in my post. No I do not want A10 chipset series as I already have a video card so I can afford to pay for the CPU.

    The items I NEED: CPU, Mobo, PSU, Monitor(optional), Case, Case Fans

    So if it really comes down to budget squeezing, I can simply do the Mobo, Processor, PSU.

    But like I said I like options.


    The AMD A-series CPU can be in crossfire with a AMD cards for better GPU performance.
  8. note that I'm using the Athlon II X4 version of the cpu (which has the on-board graphics disabed) -- this potentially allows a higher overclock, and you don't feel like you wasted the on-board gpu with more powerful graphics cards (the 7770 and 7850 I list blow the 7660D out of the water)
  9. ScrewySqrl said:
    note that I'm using the Athlon II X4 version of the cpu (which has the on-board graphics disabed) -- this potentially allows a higher overclock, and you don't feel like you wasted the on-board gpu with more powerful graphics cards (the 7770 and 7850 I list blow the 7660D out of the water)


    I put this together, yes it goes outside my budget, but I think I might be willing to pay closer to this amount, these are the parts I'm looking for and what not. Input?

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1K7z4/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) | $99.99 @ Newegg
    **Motherboard** | [ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-970extreme4) | $89.98 @ Outlet PC
    **Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1) | $49.99 @ Newegg
    **Case Fan** | [Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-fan-r4lus07abgp) | $7.99 @ Newegg
    **Case Fan** | [Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-fan-r4lus07abgp) | $7.99 @ Newegg
    **Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m) | $54.99 @ Microcenter
    **Monitor** | [Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp) | $159.99 @ Microcenter
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $470.92
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 18:49 EDT-0400 |
  10. looks pretty decent for parts. the 7850 will run just fine on the corsair cx 430W though
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