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December 28, 2013 6:34:26 PM

A gaming PC that requires no OS or peripherals that is at or below 500.

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December 28, 2013 6:40:55 PM

I'll build ya one. What kind of games are you going to mostly be playing? When you are in this budget range, choosing between a intel duo core and a FX-6300 can mean all the difference depending on the game(s).
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December 28, 2013 7:12:22 PM

StarTrek2013 said:
I'll build ya one. What kind of games are you going to mostly be playing? When you are in this budget range, choosing between a intel duo core and a FX-6300 can mean all the difference depending on the game(s).


Thanks!

I'm going to be playing some RTS games with some platformers mixed in.
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December 28, 2013 7:17:04 PM

Alright, with RTS games, you are probably going to need a quad-core CPU atleast. Let me build you a sample build...
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December 28, 2013 7:24:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.02 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $523.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 22:27 EST-0500)
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December 28, 2013 7:29:18 PM

You aren't going to be able to do much upgrading in the future without upgrading your PSU and Mobo. As for overclocking, you may be able to do a bit, but don't bump it up hugely.
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December 28, 2013 7:45:40 PM

StarTrek2013 said:
You aren't going to be able to do much upgrading in the future without upgrading your PSU and Mobo. As for overclocking, you may be able to do a bit, but don't bump it up hugely.


Thanks again! I don't believe I'll be upgrading in the future, so this'll work nicely.
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