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HELP: Budget Gaming PC for a computer newbie?

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October 14, 2013 2:52:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: 450 - 550$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, videos, editing

Are you buying a monitor: yes


Parts to Upgrade: N/A

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canadacomputers.com / Ncix canada are the only sites i can buy from, i'm planning to buy parts locally due to lack of ability to purchase onliny

Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Casual gamer looking to be able to run bioshock infinite on modest settings (medium - high would be nice), laptop can't really run league of legends anymore, so i decided it might be time for a new PC :) 

I only have 550 to spend, if it's really necessary to have a decent build, i can take out the cost of the operating system and save it for later, but the monitor must be part of the price


thanks in advance!!!
October 14, 2013 2:57:15 PM

Well to be completely honest assuming that the OS and monitor are 100 each you're left with 350 and you can't really make much of a gaming PC with that. I could probably figure something out with 450 if you don't include the OS but it's going to be entry level. I'll see what I can do
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October 14, 2013 3:00:47 PM

I could probably leave the OS out till later, pick up 100 later in the week np.

Thanks , appreciate all the help I can get , i understand asking for parts from a really specific small town area is a lot
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October 14, 2013 3:06:37 PM

hypebeast said:
I could probably leave the OS out till later, pick up 100 later in the week np.

Thanks , appreciate all the help I can get , i understand asking for parts from a really specific small town area is a lot


Is there a harddrive you could use in this system to save on some costs. Maybe from a laptop you don't use or a computer laying around
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October 14, 2013 3:10:40 PM

I have basically nothing, my old laptop just sucks :/ 
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October 14, 2013 3:35:05 PM

thanks a lot damon :D 
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October 14, 2013 3:39:08 PM

hypebeast said:
I have basically nothing, my old laptop just sucks :/ 


http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GG6

this is the best bang for you buck trust me..with the ability to dual graphics you can make this into a very powerful machine at some point in the time for about another 100$ and add a GPU. this is more then fine for entry level gaming wont be playing battle field 4 on ultra but you can run it for sure if you tweak the settings a bit. you can overclock the crap out of every thing to once you get some more cooling in your case. also message me about windows OS sir i'm going to save your day.
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October 14, 2013 3:40:14 PM

maybe not the best bang for your buck but it is if you dont cheap out on the case/psu etc corsair makes very high quality stuff
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October 14, 2013 3:40:15 PM

maybe not the best bang for your buck but it is if you dont cheap out on the case/psu etc corsair makes very high quality stuff
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October 14, 2013 3:43:50 PM



hypebeast said:
thanks a lot damon :D 


Don't do it man you don't want all those cheap parts. thats not even the highest graphics card you can pair up with that apu. that psu well end up blowing on you quicker then you think. also don't cheap out the mobo! you will not have much success overclocking on that a55.. trust me get the high quality stuff man you'll be so much happier in the end.
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