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PC gaming setup under 300$

Yoo, Im looking for a gaming PC (built from scratch or already made) for under 300$ that can actually run a good amount of games.
Maybe even under 250$ if possible. (I know its nearly impossible, but still thanks for any suggestions)
Someone helped me out already with this PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TwistedFury/saved/2l77

But I cant seem to find the motherboard anywhere.

Thanks for any help everyone!
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  1. things seem fine but $300 cant really do much, like you 3 cores arent that good quad cores and up are, and the GPU is bad you probably wont get to play many games on high settings, that build is not meant for gaming those
  2. things seem fine but $300 cant really do much, like you 3 cores arent that good quad cores and up are, and the GPU is bad you probably wont get to play many games on high settings, that build is not meant for gaming those
  3. things seem fine but $300 cant really do much, like you 3 cores arent that good quad cores and up are, and the GPU is bad you probably wont get to play many games on high settings, that build is not meant for gaming those
  4. ooh shit sorry dude 3 times :S
  5. Really see two options:

    1) Split your budget between CPU and GPU
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Din65/saved/351K
    2) Try and get the most out of an APU
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Din65/saved/351W

    Both should give decent framerates on low. If you need more storage use a flash drive, an SSD is an amazing perfomance boost and I recommend it even at your price point. The first one is probably stronger, but would cost more to upgrade (the latter just add a dGPU in the future).
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    Do you already have the OS? If not, that'll be $80-$100 off your budget.
    It's REALLY hard to make a gaming pc for ~$300.
    That build you linked needed a lot of work, and at that budget I wouldn't get a CPU/GPU, but rather an APU (can add in a GPU later once you get the money).
    Here's what I've made if you're willing to spend a little over $300.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.49 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $319.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 17:40 EST-0500)

    You can probably play the newer games at around medium settings.
    Definitely can max out the valve games.
    That APU is the best you can get for that price.

    Edit: You shouldn't even consider an SSD at that budget.
    Din625's builds have 32gb of storage, that's only enough for your OS alone!
    Don't even bother, just get a WD Blue it'll do just fine.
  7. Sameer15557 said:
    things seem fine but $300 cant really do much, like you 3 cores arent that good quad cores and up are, and the GPU is bad you probably wont get to play many games on high settings, that build is not meant for gaming those


    Anonymous said:
    Do you already have the OS? If not, that'll be $80-$100 off your budget.
    It's REALLY hard to make a gaming pc for ~$300.
    That build you linked needed a lot of work, and at that budget I wouldn't get a CPU/GPU, but rather an APU (can add in a GPU later once you get the money).
    Here's what I've made if you're willing to spend a little over $300.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.29 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.49 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $319.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 17:40 EST-0500)

    You can probably play the newer games at around medium settings.
    Definitely can max out the valve games.
    That APU is the best you can get for that price.

    Edit: You shouldn't even consider an SSD at that budget.
    Din625's builds have 32gb of storage, that's only enough for your OS alone!
    Don't even bother, just get a WD Blue it'll do just fine.


    Thanks alot! Also I sent you a PM so i can ask you some more questions there if thats cool.
    Thanks
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