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December 11, 2013 2:45:20 PM

Um, hi I need help on building a 400$ pc for next gen
i know how to build but just dont know which parts
i need EVERYTHING for a pc except a mouse and keyboard yes including monitor. i know its tough.
i need a case, hard drive , Os, monitor, power supply , ram , optical driver, graphics card, etc
a c 217 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 2:50:33 PM

Windows and the monitor already take off about $200 so that's a pretty unrealistic budget for "next gen" gaming

Barring that aside for around $200 you could only get an office tier machine with the lowest end AMD APU
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 2:51:16 PM

If you need an OS AND a monitor, you're not going to build anything for "next gen" with only $400; you might do it for $600-$650.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 2:52:43 PM

for $400, it's going to be a very weak pc if you include the monitor...
December 11, 2013 7:22:22 PM

Francisco Costa said:
for $400, it's going to be a very weak pc if you include the monitor...


then what can i get besides monitor for 400

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December 11, 2013 8:15:13 PM
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You will need to deal with rebates.

Barebone Kit $199.99 ----AMD FX-6100 OEM/GB 760/4GB/DVDRW/COOLER/450W/CS
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8584874&csid=_61

Toshiba 1TB HDD $39.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3303660&CatId=8

Windows 8 64-bit $89.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4864601&csid=_61

PowerColor 7750 1GB $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131481

Total:$389.96


Asus 7790 1GB $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121727

with this $419.96

You will need more RAM at some point.
a b 4 Gaming
December 11, 2013 8:53:19 PM

Concur. Even if you tried to get a Walmart $349 Desktop PC, which has 8GB Ram, 500+GB HDD, DVD or BluRay, keyboard mouse and Windows, it does NOT include a monitor normally (can double check but only the i3s had the monitor included). But you still couldn't play Ghosts or BF4 nor much else. You would still need to spend $99 for a 600W Power supply (PSU) to power a gamer's GPU, then another $149-$499 for the card.

Realistically, all you need to do is go get a full time minimum wage job for a month, just 4 weeks, at Walmart, TacoBell, etc. and you will have enough to get those components as I mentioned on the cheap. Then of course you work for 5 weeks, you could go for a higher end video card ($400+).
December 28, 2013 4:50:49 AM

oscaru12345 said:
Um, hi I need help on building a 400$ pc for next gen
i know how to build but just dont know which parts
i need EVERYTHING for a pc except a mouse and keyboard yes including monitor. i know its tough.
i need a case, hard drive , Os, monitor, power supply , ram , optical driver, graphics card, etc


This was the best I could do, I think this can play BF4 on all time low settings, and you'll be getting less than 30 fps, still overall a good pc, and can run Minceraft easily.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rwbo
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 8:06:47 AM

Please don't get that; you'll regret the waste of money in short order. Even if you replace the Raidmax PSU-shaped object with a real PSU, the rest of the parts are still not worth re-using, and are ultimately weak enough that you'd want to rebuild soon anyway.
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 8:36:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Sentey CS3-3340 TAC2.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung E1920X 18.5" Monitor ($74.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $419.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 11:35 EST-0500)

Not even close to next gen. I strongly suggest to save at least $600 to get a decent rig.
December 28, 2013 8:57:14 AM

The above build is very good for the budget.However I would change a few things.Instead of A6 I would go for cheap Intel dual core celeron or pentium with cheap H61 mobo and a 6670 ddr3 gpu.This would alone increase the performance by almost double for barely any extra cost.
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 9:02:55 AM

mohit9206 said:
The above build is very good for the budget.However I would change a few things.Instead of A6 I would go for cheap Intel dual core celeron or pentium with cheap H61 mobo and a 6670 ddr3 gpu.This would alone increase the performance by almost double for barely any extra cost.


I would do that but it would go over his budget
December 28, 2013 9:18:04 AM

RazerZ said:
mohit9206 said:
The above build is very good for the budget.However I would change a few things.Instead of A6 I would go for cheap Intel dual core celeron or pentium with cheap H61 mobo and a 6670 ddr3 gpu.This would alone increase the performance by almost double for barely any extra cost.


I would do that but it would go over his budget


About $50 above budget for double the performance.
a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 12:31:47 PM

I think that while RazerZ's was better, mohit's point about how much more performance you can get for so little more money should be taken to heart. This IS what makes budget builds so challenging.
a b 4 Gaming
December 29, 2013 5:17:51 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G1620 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($45.99 @ J&R)
Motherboard: Foxconn H77MXV-D Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.70 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-T1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung E1920X 18.5" Monitor ($74.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $401.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 08:17 EST-0500)

this should run games on low, with the included 1360x768 monitor. Also includes an OS.

however, its only going to be a viable system for a year, maybe two
December 29, 2013 11:15:17 PM

oscaru12345 said:
Um, hi I need help on building a 400$ pc for next gen
i know how to build but just dont know which parts
i need EVERYTHING for a pc except a mouse and keyboard yes including monitor. i know its tough.
i need a case, hard drive , Os, monitor, power supply , ram , optical driver, graphics card, etc





Dude, all of us strongly suggest that you just get some more money before asking us about this. Maybe ask again when you have $600 - $800.


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