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First time building a gaming pc budget of 500$

Okay, I was oing to buy a really cool cyberpower pc gamer ultra gua380 but They keep going out of stock, and peoplee tell me i can build a better machine for that same price my budget is 500$ No higher than 500$ Exactly 500$ or lower okay I want to be able to play Skyrim at a comfortable 50-60 FPS On Medium and Battfieield 3 Maybe on high with a comfortable 40-60 Fps
But a big thing I want to use my computer for is to Fraps my gameplay and make videos on youtube I Play San andreas multiplayer (GTA San Andreas PC) And I want to be able to play on Very High and run shadows and fraps with a comfortable 50-80 FPS, Note: I have never built a gaming pc neither has my Dad he's gonna help me I need to know everything About building a gaing pc Like What is everything I need? Monitor.OS, EVERYTHING please help me Christ mas is coming up!

NOTE: THE OPERATING SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 500$
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  1. Do you have anything or do you need all parts?
  2. Here's a build that ain't perfect but it's a start. You could get these parts for $500. I havent included the OS so expect to pay an additional $90.

    AMD FX 6300
    ASUS M5A97 R2.0
    Corsair Builder Series CX 500
    Corsair XMS3 4 GB RAM 1333MHz
    NZXT 210 Case
    XFX Radeon 7750
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s
  3. Darkresurrection said:
    Do you have anything or do you need all parts?


    I need the computer parts and moniotr, keyboard and mouse I havee aswel as a desk, I only need the monitor. and the computer parts an os and whatever else is required, also I can maybe go up to 550$ as my budgt for the compouter,along with the os
  4. do you have a hard drive and cd drive from an old pc? that can save some money.

    Might be hard to get one. I threw this together but it still needs the gpu and its already $540, and i went a little cheap on some stuff.

    you might need to get an apu or an older phenom II cpu

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bmZW

    thats what i got to and already reached your budget and your'll want to spend at least another 100 for a gpu.

    also there is this

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bnpb

    uses the 6800k so you dont need a dedicated gpu, not sure if it will be powerful enough for you though
  5. Best answer
    550 is a stretch for a computer AND a monitor also, but let me see what I can do

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($52.48 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.22 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $552.07
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 15:41 EST-0500)

    includes 1080p monitor, radeon hd 7850 which is a solid mid ranged card, and an older amd 4 core processor which is a bit weak but will still perform well enough

    this is contingent on several combos, rebates, and discounts, so tell me if you want something a little less reliant on these things
  6. FYI...

    The Radeon HD 7850 for $100 is sold out. Gone. Sayonara.
  7. ah damn, I saw that but was hoping it would eventually go in stock again :( will have to re-evaluate the build, lol that 7850 was such a steal while it was around
  8. lmaonade200 said:
    ah damn, I saw that but was hoping it would eventually go in stock again :( will have to re-evaluate the build, lol that 7850 was such a steal while it was around


    Is this PC any good? Total my monitor and that pc and the wire monitor to pc conector is 630$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7LZYK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2YLYLTN75J8LR
  9. Supreme Team said:
    lmaonade200 said:
    ah damn, I saw that but was hoping it would eventually go in stock again :( will have to re-evaluate the build, lol that 7850 was such a steal while it was around


    Is this PC any good? Total my monitor and that pc and the wire monitor to pc conector is 630$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7LZYK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2YLYLTN75J8LR



    I'm afraid not, that PC is pretty terrible actually, only a quad core amd (2 module/4 threads), and the graphics card is really low end, not much better than integrated graphics actually, it doesn't even use GDDR5 which is standard but rather DDR3 which is half as fast.

    CyberPowerPC in general is pretty bad value, you'll get a lot more for your money if you build it yourself
  10. the 4300 is an okay cpu, it should do just fine in most games. in fact should do about the same as an 8350/8320

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/700?vs=698

    games only use a max of 4 cores, a select few use more but not many. so it should play most games at about the same speed as a 6300, 8320, and 8350 but the gpu in that cyberpower is lame.

    lmaonade200's build was perfect but that gpu, you could always get a 7770 or 7790 on sale for about $100 wont be as good but i think the cpu would be a bigger thing to worry about.
  11. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/2ZHL $474.33 pc feel free to copy/edit
    I hope you were joking.
    you're probably going to be disappointed.
  12. a $80 amd 750k and a $100 amd 7850 can be done in a micro atx chassis for about $500 including windows 8 and would game much better.

    there are still plenty of 7850's around... it will come back on eventually for around the same price
  13. See if he is building a very low budget gaming PC he could opt for a cheaper 1600*900 20" monitor,he could opt for a radeon 7750/650 graphics card,an FM2 A55 board and Athlon X4 700 series cpu and 4gb of ram.So in this way you could trim a little everywhere and save lots of money and still end up with a decent PC.Just don't compromise on psu other than that you can cut costs everywhere.The build i suggested would be easily under $500 everything including the OS
  14. mohit9206 said:
    See if he is building a very low budget gaming PC he could opt for a cheaper 1600*900 20" monitor,he could opt for a radeon 7750/650 graphics card,an FM2 A55 board and Athlon X4 700 series cpu and 4gb of ram.So in this way you could trim a little everywhere and save lots of money and still end up with a decent PC.Just don't compromise on psu other than that you can cut costs everywhere.The build i suggested would be easily under $500 everything including the OS

    Yeah Im willing to cheap out on 50-70$ Monitor,
  15. Alpha3031 said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/2ZHL $474.33 pc feel free to copy/edit
    I hope you were joking.
    you're probably going to be disappointed.

    Im leaning towards your build
  16. Guys please, Can someone suggest a good 400$-500$ gaming pc build I need to be able to Run Battifield on Medium-High at a comfortable 50-60FPS
    I also need to be able to fraps my gameplay and run GTA San Andreas PC on Very High I see alot of builds I need to know which is better..
  17. I cant get 100$ more so my budget is 600$ I need the pc build,Monitor,Wires,OS & whatever else is needed
  18. is your budget $500 or $600?

    Also is it possible for you to wait a little bit and save up some more money? $500 is a kinda low budget for needed an OS and monitor.

    I think your best option would be to get lmaonade200's build but maybe swap the cpu and mobo for the am3 versions for future upgrades, unless you don't plan on upgrading. Also there are a few 7850's that equal to be about $100 after a rebate, other than that you might need to get a 7790 or 7770, or an R7 gpu might be better than those, I'm not sure.
  19. chairsgotoschool said:
    is your budget $500 or $600?

    Also is it possible for you to wait a little bit and save up some more money? $500 is a kinda low budget for needed an OS and monitor.

    I think your best option would be to get lmaonade200's build but maybe swap the cpu and mobo for the am3 versions for future upgrades, unless you don't plan on upgrading. Also there are a few 7850's that equal to be about $100 after a rebate, other than that you might need to get a 7790 or 7770, or an R7 gpu might be better than those, I'm not sure.

    600$ Just found out my grand ma is giving me 100$
    500$ from my parents
  20. well that helps a little.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2c9Se

    needs a gpu and psu, base total is 490 right now. if you have a pc with a hard drive you can re-use it, it would help a lot.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ce3x

    base total is 600 so right in your budget, cpu is old but should fit your needs, gpu isn't the greatest but again should fit your needs. windows 8.1 64 bit (could swap for 7 if you want) plus if in the future you want a little upgrade the mobo supports fx cpus
  21. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2chsv this is what I've came up with for around $600 of course you can easily change out some parts such as the case to your liking but I felt the scorpion looked pretty badass :p
  22. Well since your budget is now $600 I got you some slightly better parts. Enjoy your 20 GB of RAM (4 is in the graphics card) http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/308Y
    Also this dropped to 420 if you're still interested.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/2ZHL
  23. Alpha3031 said:
    Well since your budget is now $600 I got you some slightly better parts. Enjoy your 20 GB of RAM (4 is in the graphics card) http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/308Y
    Also this dropped to 420 if you're still interested.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Alpha3031/saved/2ZHL


    why would the OP want 16gb of ram and 4gb of ram on a bad/outdated GPU? A bit confused on that one unless you can explain and also for the 420 build only one stick of ram? I'd have thought it's best to get 2x4gb than a single 8gb.
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