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Can someone build me up a pc on pc part picker? Max $500

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December 18, 2013 4:34:15 PM

I need the best parts you can put together on pc part picker with a maximum of $500. Thanks!
December 18, 2013 4:38:15 PM

Tell us what your using it for?

Do you need OS?

Mouse and KB?

Tower?

Drives???

etc...
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December 18, 2013 4:41:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muLQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muLQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muLQ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $512.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 19:40 EST-0500)
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December 18, 2013 4:43:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muKp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muKp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2muKp/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($56.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Momentus Thin 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($105.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $492.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 19:43 EST-0500)

500$ isn't much to work with.
An extra 80$ could get you a good CPU cooler and a great graphics card.
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December 18, 2013 4:53:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mv9U
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mv9U/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mv9U/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($56.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $481.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 19:53 EST-0500)
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December 18, 2013 4:53:49 PM

Jump your price up to 600, and you can get a much better system, with a real GPU (270, or 7870).
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December 18, 2013 4:58:37 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)


The 750K is outdated.
I have one and it doesn't perform well anymore.

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December 18, 2013 5:05:30 PM

chargeit said:
Jump your price up to 600, and you can get a much better system, with a real GPU (270, or 7870).


Anonymous said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)


The 750K is outdated.
I have one and it doesn't perform well anymore.



U sure? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIT9uLDjZcg
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December 18, 2013 5:27:56 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
chargeit said:
Jump your price up to 600, and you can get a much better system, with a real GPU (270, or 7870).


Anonymous said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)


The 750K is outdated.
I have one and it doesn't perform well anymore.



U sure? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIT9uLDjZcg


A low CPU will affect your min FPS.

Average FPS is basically a joke, who cares if you average 200 fps, if it drops down to 20?

Max FPS is also a joke, who cares if you can hit 150 fps, on a 60hz monitor, and get min of 20?

A CPU matters, much more than people think. It doesn't have to be intel however, just fast enough to keep that min fps up.


**A 7770 running a game at 60 fps, will not look nearly as smooth as a 7870 running that same game at 60 fps. Better card, usually equals better frame timing.
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December 18, 2013 5:54:18 PM

chargeit said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
chargeit said:
Jump your price up to 600, and you can get a much better system, with a real GPU (270, or 7870).


Anonymous said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)


The 750K is outdated.
I have one and it doesn't perform well anymore.



U sure? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIT9uLDjZcg


A low CPU will affect your min FPS.

Average FPS is basically a joke, who cares if you average 200 fps, if it drops down to 20?

Max FPS is also a joke, who cares if you can hit 150 fps, on a 60hz monitor, and get min of 20?

A CPU matters, much more than people think. It doesn't have to be intel however, just fast enough to keep that min fps up.


**A 7770 running a game at 60 fps, will not look nearly as smooth as a 7870 running that same game at 60 fps. Better card, usually equals better frame timing.


For the price this build beats others and the min fps is not the average it gets
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December 18, 2013 6:12:51 PM

Once again, who cares if when things are going nicely in a game, you get great fps? The times that system will drop fps, is when it's needed the most.

His best bet, is to spend $600, and build around a FX6300 and 7870 or R9 270 (7850 min). Get a aftermarket cooler, and oc the hell out of the 6300.

At the price point of 500, unless he needs it for work or something, I'd just buy a PS4, or Xbone and forget about gaming rigs until later. Serious, why spend 500 on a sub-par gaming system, when he can get a modern gaming console for the same price?

Now, I bet, if he was to keeps a eye out for sales, he could put together a nice system for 500 - 600, but, it would take time.

Start at CPU FX 6300, GPU 7870, and move up from there.

Here is a link, to a build that cost around $540 (with mail ins) or so I did for someone. It has a FX 6300, and HD 7870. It was made a few weeks back. The HDD is packaged with the CPU.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442233/minecraft-only-pc-bu...
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December 18, 2013 6:31:46 PM

chargeit said:
Once again, who cares if when things are going nicely in a game, you get great fps? The times that system will drop fps, is when it's needed the most.

His best bet, is to spend $600, and build around a FX6300 and 7870 or R9 270 (7850 min). Get a aftermarket cooler, and oc the hell out of the 6300.

At the price point of 500, unless he needs it for work or something, I'd just buy a PS4, or Xbone and forget about gaming rigs until later. Serious, why spend 500 on a sub-par gaming system, when he can get a modern gaming console for the same price?

Now, I bet, if he was to keeps a eye out for sales, he could put together a nice system for 500 - 600, but, it would take time.

Start at CPU FX 6300, GPU 7870, and move up from there.

Here is a link, to a build that cost around $540 (with mail ins) or so I did for someone. It has a FX 6300, and HD 7870. It was made a few weeks back. The HDD is packaged with the CPU.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442233/minecraft-only-pc-bu...


Then why don't you suggest a build under $500? He hasn't told us he can raise his budget otherwise i would get rid of the athlon.
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December 18, 2013 6:40:41 PM



This does not include a OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($101.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $485.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 21:40 EST-0500)
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December 18, 2013 7:03:17 PM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
chargeit said:
Once again, who cares if when things are going nicely in a game, you get great fps? The times that system will drop fps, is when it's needed the most.

His best bet, is to spend $600, and build around a FX6300 and 7870 or R9 270 (7850 min). Get a aftermarket cooler, and oc the hell out of the 6300.

At the price point of 500, unless he needs it for work or something, I'd just buy a PS4, or Xbone and forget about gaming rigs until later. Serious, why spend 500 on a sub-par gaming system, when he can get a modern gaming console for the same price?

Now, I bet, if he was to keeps a eye out for sales, he could put together a nice system for 500 - 600, but, it would take time.

Start at CPU FX 6300, GPU 7870, and move up from there.

Here is a link, to a build that cost around $540 (with mail ins) or so I did for someone. It has a FX 6300, and HD 7870. It was made a few weeks back. The HDD is packaged with the CPU.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442233/minecraft-only-pc-bu...


Then why don't you suggest a build under $500? He hasn't told us he can raise his budget otherwise i would get rid of the athlon.


I wouldn't suggest any build that doesn't include a FX 6300, and 7850 - 7870 min.

I'm not a fan of part planner. It might say that one part is cheaper on amazon, but, it doesn't include the $20 shipping, or the tax on tiger. That $500 PC might really cost $550 when all is said and done. Money I could of used to make a better PC.

It takes a good amount of time to truly find the best deal for the money.

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December 18, 2013 7:05:00 PM

MDXX said:


This does not include a OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($101.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $485.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 21:40 EST-0500)


That one looks good for the price.

**The one thing I'd change, is increasing the ram to 8gb. It should be doable, while only adding 20 bucks. Though, the 4gb will work.
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December 18, 2013 7:15:21 PM

Thank you so much, everyone! I was not expecting such a response!
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December 18, 2013 7:21:08 PM

chargeit said:
MDXX said:


This does not include a OS

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($101.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $485.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 21:40 EST-0500)


That one looks good for the price.

**The one thing I'd change, is increasing the ram to 8gb. It should be doable, while only adding 20 bucks. Though, the 4gb will work.


Id agree also. But i was trying to keep him underbudget.

ALSO That build i inclueded doesnt include the CD DRIVE. However theres a 20$ ASUS cd drive at newegg with a 3$ of promo code going on right now.

Just bought one of them today
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 18, 2013 7:21:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzmf
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzmf/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzmf/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $574.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 22:22 EST-0500)


Here's a suggestion spending a little more.

It has 8 GB ram, a aftermarket cooler, heatsinks on the motherboards VRM for some overclocking, and a 7870. This is just one more suggestion, and it could be cut down further.

***Never mind, it doesn't have heatsinks of the mobo. Ugh, I'd have to check it out better, but, you get the idea. Hope the builds help you make a more informed decision when building your system.

**Lol, I've never used this before. =D

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


Here's another version, with a heatsinked motherboard. I dropped the GPU to a 650 ti.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzZt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzZt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mzZt/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($115.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $550.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 22:41 EST-0500)

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

Always have to attempt to make a person spend more.
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March 25, 2014 4:22:26 AM

Anonymous said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($80.98 @ Newegg)


The 750K is outdated.
I have one and it doesn't perform well anymore.



at the 500 mark he has the best computer so far. In modern games you don't need much CPU power.
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