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Hey, I am building a mid range gaming PC and I have no idea what to choose, I already know how to build a computer in fact I've re-built my old Gateway GT5220 4 times. I have a budget of 500$ and I am bringing my GT610 (will be upgraded in the future) out of my Gateway to this build. all I play atm is Minecraft (on occasion) Team fortress 2, garry's mod and I will be playing borderlands 2 and other FPS games sometime soon oh and I will be recording those in HD, and I don't want to drop under 30 fps while recording. Parts:

Case:Corsair 200R-60$
Motherboard:
Processor:
Ram:
HardDrive:
Optical drive:
CPU cooler(if needed):
Power supply:
OS:Windows 7 home premium 64Bit-100$


P.S I'm not bios about intel and amd so either is fine.
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  1. Best answer
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $487.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)
  3. Naw583 said:
    Hey, I am building a mid range gaming PC and I have no idea what to choose, I already know how to build a computer in fact I've re-built my old Gateway GT5220 4 times. I have a budget of 500$ and I am bringing my GT610 (will be upgraded in the future) out of my Gateway to this build. all I play atm is Minecraft (on occasion) Team fortress 2, garry's mod and I will be playing borderlands 2 and other FPS games sometime soon oh and I will be recording those in HD, and I don't want to drop under 30 fps while recording. Parts:

    Case:Corsair 200R-60$
    Motherboard:
    Processor:
    Ram:
    HardDrive:
    Optical drive:
    CPU cooler(if needed):
    Power supply:
    OS:Windows 7 home premium 64Bit-100$


    P.S I'm not bios about intel and amd so either is fine.


    maurelie said:
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)


    That was fast, thank you sooooo much, 6 cores is great for my editing programs,3.5ghz will be great for my game servers,and 8GB ram will also be a huge upgrade from 3GB i have now, again thanks you and you had the best solution.
  4. Naw583 said:
    Naw583 said:
    Hey, I am building a mid range gaming PC and I have no idea what to choose, I already know how to build a computer in fact I've re-built my old Gateway GT5220 4 times. I have a budget of 500$ and I am bringing my GT610 (will be upgraded in the future) out of my Gateway to this build. all I play atm is Minecraft (on occasion) Team fortress 2, garry's mod and I will be playing borderlands 2 and other FPS games sometime soon oh and I will be recording those in HD, and I don't want to drop under 30 fps while recording. Parts:

    Case:Corsair 200R-60$
    Motherboard:
    Processor:
    Ram:
    HardDrive:
    Optical drive:
    CPU cooler(if needed):
    Power supply:
    OS:Windows 7 home premium 64Bit-100$


    P.S I'm not bios about intel and amd so either is fine.


    maurelie said:
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)


    That was fast, thank you sooooo much, 6 cores is great for my editing programs,3.5ghz will be great for my game servers,and 8GB ram will also be a huge upgrade from 3GB i have now, again thanks you and you had the best solution.



    No problem, glad that i could help :)
  5. maurelie said:
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)


    i did change the motherboard to a Asusm5A97 R2.0 atx because i have heard bad things about Asrock
  6. Naw583 said:
    Naw583 said:
    Hey, I am building a mid range gaming PC and I have no idea what to choose, I already know how to build a computer in fact I've re-built my old Gateway GT5220 4 times. I have a budget of 500$ and I am bringing my GT610 (will be upgraded in the future) out of my Gateway to this build. all I play atm is Minecraft (on occasion) Team fortress 2, garry's mod and I will be playing borderlands 2 and other FPS games sometime soon oh and I will be recording those in HD, and I don't want to drop under 30 fps while recording. Parts:

    Case:Corsair 200R-60$
    Motherboard:
    Processor:
    Ram:
    HardDrive:
    Optical drive:
    CPU cooler(if needed):
    Power supply:
    OS:Windows 7 home premium 64Bit-100$


    P.S I'm not bios about intel and amd so either is fine.


    maurelie said:
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)


    That was fast, thank you sooooo much, 6 cores is great for my editing programs,3.5ghz will be great for my game servers,and 8GB ram will also be a huge upgrade from 3GB i have now, again thanks you and you had the best solution.


    Remember to pick his post as the best solution!
  7. Naw583 said:
    maurelie said:
    Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.86 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $502.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 16:29 EST-0500)


    i did change the motherboard to a Asusm5A97 R2.0 atx because i have heard bad things about Asrock


    Friend of mine was running FX 6300 on the same Asrock board, didn't had ant problems, but that Asus board is even better.
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