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Good first time gaming pc build for $450-$525?

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November 4, 2013 6:25:54 PM

I'm going to come clean and say I've tried countless builds on pc parts picker and most of them have sucked or went way over budget. If one of you guys could generate one for me that would be great. I do however have some requirements :) 
1. Please have the motherboard an FM2+
2. Please make sure that CPU and GPU are easily upgradable and I will be able to upgrade quite a bit.
3. Please include windows in the price.
Well, that's all. If you guys could help I would really appreciate that!
November 4, 2013 6:32:58 PM

Are there FM2+ cpus already out? Didnt knew.
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November 4, 2013 6:38:50 PM

What will you be doing with this computer?
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November 4, 2013 6:43:39 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
What will you be doing with this computer?


Gaming and youtube videos. I would be playing some Planet Side 2. The games I currently play are not graphically intense by any means. Just Garry's mod and Kerbal Space Program. I may want to potentially play BF4 but I wouldn't be doing that for a while because I would have upgraded it by that point.
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November 4, 2013 7:27:23 PM

PandaBear270 said:
Are there FM2+ cpus already out? Didnt knew.


They may not have FM2+ CPUs yet but they do for sure have FM2+ motherboards. However, from what I have been told FM2 CPUs will be supported by FM2+ but not the other way around. However, don't quote me on that I could be wrong.
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November 4, 2013 7:30:45 PM

Cardinals21 said:
PandaBear270 said:
Are there FM2+ cpus already out? Didnt knew.


They may not have FM2+ CPUs yet but they do for sure have FM2+ motherboards. However, from what I have been told FM2 CPUs will be supported by FM2+ but not the other way around. However, don't quote me on that I could be wrong.


In that case pick this CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and then you can upgrade it a year or so.

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November 4, 2013 8:12:48 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($70.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 23:12 EST-0500)
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November 5, 2013 1:13:25 PM

tank4102 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($70.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 23:12 EST-0500)


Really? BF4 with that GPU?
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November 5, 2013 1:15:16 PM

Also he asked for FM2+ socket, not AM3+.
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November 5, 2013 2:36:07 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
tank4102 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($70.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 23:12 EST-0500)


Really? BF4 with that GPU?


Well I will probably upgrade it I don't need to be able to run it immediately.
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November 5, 2013 2:39:57 PM

PandaBear270 said:
Also he asked for FM2+ socket, not AM3+.


Well apparently there aren't many processors that actually work in an FM2+ so I guess I was wrong because when I try to find them on part picker I doesn't show up so whatever socket is mainly used now would be fine.
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November 5, 2013 3:10:26 PM

Cardinals21 said:
PandaBear270 said:
Also he asked for FM2+ socket, not AM3+.


Well apparently there aren't many processors that actually work in an FM2+ so I guess I was wrong because when I try to find them on part picker I doesn't show up so whatever socket is mainly used now would be fine.


You was right anyway, the FX platform is better for gaming.
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November 5, 2013 3:46:03 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
tank4102 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.96 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($70.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $500.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 23:12 EST-0500)


Really? BF4 with that GPU?


You can play Planetside 2 on mininum settings and you'd probably still be able to run BF4 on really low settings with a GT 630 (10~25fps).



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