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December 9, 2013 2:46:57 PM

So I would like to build a gaming PC but right now my budget is around 400$ - 500$. Can someone suggest me some parts? I already have a GPU that I'm gonna buy off my friend for 65$. (Geforce Gtx 550 ti). So if anyone could help me find the other parts that would be great.
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December 9, 2013 3:00:28 PM

If you need a OS, then there is now way you can get a system with monitor for $500

No monitor
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $483.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 17:59 EST-0500)
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December 9, 2013 3:02:45 PM

lp231 said:
If you need a OS, then there is now way you can get a system with monitor for $500

No monitor
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $483.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 17:59 EST-0500)


"Including a 1080p Monitor "
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December 9, 2013 3:05:41 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
lp231 said:
If you need a OS, then there is now way you can get a system with monitor for $500

No monitor
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $483.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 17:59 EST-0500)


"Including a 1080p Monitor "

I know OP needs a 1080p monitor, but if I add one in, it will be way over budget. Unless he does not want the OS, then a screen can be squeezed in.
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December 9, 2013 3:07:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $513.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 18:06 EST-0500)

$13 over but I feel like it's worth it. Dropping to an FX4300 gets you under pretty comfortably. Obviously I skipped the optical drive too, but it's usually fairly easy to source those if you need one.
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December 9, 2013 3:07:56 PM

You'll have a difficult time building a $500 gaming pc that includes a monitor.
but here's what I picked for you.

M5A97 or any M5 series Motherboards (AMD $40-80)
FX-4300 Quad Core 3.8Ghz CPU ($90-120)
Ripjaw 2x2gb (4gb) 1600 RAM ($55)
Some Cheap Mid ATX case ($40)
400-500W power supply ($55)
evo 212 cpu cooler ($30)
500GB HDD ($40)

That ranges from $350-420
leaving you $80-150 to buy any monitor of your choice

I didn't give any exact brands for some of them, because after all it's person preference for you. So get something around that price range.
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December 9, 2013 3:08:20 PM

Best I could do with a good quality 1080p monitor and decent parts:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S24B150BL 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $538.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 18:08 EST-0500)
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December 9, 2013 3:09:39 PM

Rammy's build is good, but if you have your own windows 7 cd,usb or want to run linux or any free os than you'll save $80.
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December 9, 2013 3:34:27 PM

Meh the best I can do.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-A/USB3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $509.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 18:34 EST-0500)
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December 9, 2013 4:10:23 PM

lp231 said:
If you need a OS, then there is now way you can get a system with monitor for $500

No monitor
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $483.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 17:59 EST-0500)


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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $513.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 18:06 EST-0500)

$13 over but I feel like it's worth it. Dropping to an FX4300 gets you under pretty comfortably. Obviously I skipped the optical drive too, but it's usually fairly easy to source those if you need one.


I forgot to mention that i already have windows, sorry... :p  does that change anything or would that just be 80$ less like Andy11466 had said.
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December 9, 2013 4:23:15 PM

without the os, we can squeeze in a monitor and be within budget.
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April 24, 2014 11:31:02 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $513.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 18:06 EST-0500)

$13 over but I feel like it's worth it. Dropping to an FX4300 gets you under pretty comfortably. Obviously I skipped the optical drive too, but it's usually fairly easy to source those if you need one.


Could this build play DayZ on medium or high?
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