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December 29, 2013 3:59:40 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2s4Xz
so i was hoping to build a gaming pc for 500 dollars but i went just a little over my budget
Would this be a good gaming pc? and if not could you provide me any good recommendations please?
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December 29, 2013 4:37:52 PM

I just did some modifications to the build you provided, that jsut lowered the price into your budget.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2snP9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2snP9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2snP9/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($75.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.61 @ B&H)
Total: $544.53


The main difference is just the cooler and the case.
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December 29, 2013 4:47:45 PM

For the same price, you can swap out the A10 for a FX-4300 and an AM3+ mobo and get much better performance.
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December 29, 2013 4:55:48 PM

I changed a lot of things to try to stick to your $500 budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ECS A75F2-A2(1.0) ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.44 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $512.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 19:52 EST-0500)

Here is a benchmark/review of the GPU so you can see what kind of FPS you'll get:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
BF3 at 1080p on Ultra with the GTX Ti Boost 1gb gets about 50 FPS.
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December 29, 2013 4:56:55 PM

I don't trust Elite Group mobos. Go with a more reliable brand.
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December 29, 2013 5:05:37 PM

Silv3rAc3 said:
I changed a lot of things to try to stick to your $500 budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ECS A75F2-A2(1.0) ATX FM2 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.44 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $512.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 19:52 EST-0500)

Here is a benchmark/review of the GPU so you can see what kind of FPS you'll get:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6838/nvidia-geforce-gtx-6...
BF3 at 1080p on Ultra with the GTX Ti Boost 1gb gets about 50 FPS.


With an extra 15 bucks over your budget you can get this MOBO and processor instead:
MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you really need the gpu in that fm2 processor the FX6300 has double the benchmark score for 15$.
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