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First ever gaming build for $500?

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November 26, 2013 7:10:11 PM

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible.

90% gaming. Might do light web browsing, but mostly gaming.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

$500, but can go to $520 if needed

When do you plan on building/buying the PC?

This week for the Black Friday deals.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? OS, peripherals, wifi, in addition to the tower.

I need all the internal computer parts and case with a wifi adapter that is preferably fast.

Which country will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have a Microcenter?

USA, no Microcenter close by unfortunately.

If reusing any parts (including peripherals), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

Will not be reusing.

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

Not at this moment, but maybe in the future.

If there's any specific features you want/need from the rig, please list them.
Would like to be able to easily upgrade in the future.
Do you have any specific case preferences such as a window or LEDs, or do you have a preference for low-noise components?


No.

Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS?

Yes, Windows 8 64 bit OEM.

Extra info:

Will be playing games like BF4 and CoD: Ghosts, so I will need a good graphics for that. I would also like for the video card to be 2GB, and I want to have a quad core processor. I would prefer an AMD build, but if you have an Intel build that is better for the price, throw it at me. Thanks!

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November 27, 2013 10:32:44 PM

Here, if you would like to overclock the CPu in future i would advise you to get a decent CPU cooler , i would recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo ..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $507.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 01:31 EST-0500)


This Pc should be able to handle all the games that you mentioned here...

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November 27, 2013 11:28:46 PM

realchaos said:
Take Gamer's build, but change 2 things:

Motherboard: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...
Biostar doesn't make the best motherboards.

PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m
Corsair CX series are crap. This is much higher quality.


Biostar Mobo is good...nt the best bt good, yes you can go with gigabyte as well as it is cheaper nd offers almost similar config.. and i agree that CX is not very good but this guy is on a tight budget ! Antec will make him cross his budget !

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November 27, 2013 11:32:34 PM

No it won't. By grabbing the Gigabyte motherboard, which will perform just as good as the Biostar, the OP can save enough money to grab the Antec psu.
Even if he is on a budget, you never want to skimp out on the PSU. A bad quality PSU can fry your whole computer.
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November 27, 2013 11:53:29 PM

realchaos said:
No it won't. By grabbing the Gigabyte motherboard, which will perform just as good as the Biostar, the OP can save enough money to grab the Antec psu.
Even if he is on a budget, you never want to skimp out on the PSU. A bad quality PSU can fry your whole computer.


Mobo is $10 cheaper and Psu is $30 costlier... Also the cx is decent.. I have been using It at my another PC and it's working just fine.. It has a i5 nd a hd 7870 .. The Psu has 80+bronze certification... If you go Ned check the reviews on newegg they are also gd.
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November 27, 2013 11:57:04 PM

Motherboard saves $18 and PSU adds $25....$7 isn't much for much better quality.
Reviews on Newegg doesn't mean much. A lot of it was from before when the Corsair CX series were actually high quality because it was a Seasonic OEM but then they switched the insides to lower quality components. The Corsair CX are known for their much lower quality capacitors which leads to the psu dying.
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November 28, 2013 12:59:47 AM

realchaos said:
No it won't. By grabbing the Gigabyte motherboard, which will perform just as good as the Biostar, the OP can save enough money to grab the Antec psu.
Even if he is on a budget, you never want to skimp out on the PSU. A bad quality PSU can fry your whole computer.


I lose :) 
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