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Gaming PC build, 650+ dollar budget

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January 2, 2014 1:07:08 PM

4 years ago I got my first computer, a laptop, that I didn't even buy myself, which didn't exactly give me loads of experience in building desktops. Now the fan is all dusted up, and the poor laptop is only very tiny shadow of its former self. I've saved up about 430 dollars, and I think I can get another 220 within three months. That makes 650 dollars. With that money I'm planning on buying a desktop gaming PC, complete with screen and OS. But as I said, I have no experience what so ever about building costum desktops, so I would need some help. I want (as I said) a complete computer with monitor and OS (I don't have any parts, so I need all parts) for 650 dollars, and maybe a little bit more. All help is very welcome :) 

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January 2, 2014 1:08:34 PM

Oh and I forgot to mention I have mouse, keyboard and speakers/ headset
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January 2, 2014 1:14:11 PM

It's pretty hard to do it with a monitor. Can you stretch your budget some more?
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January 2, 2014 1:23:11 PM

If you can do $750 it becomes easier
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January 2, 2014 1:34:56 PM

Here is a build I came up with. Its tough to make a build with an OS and a monitor for this price.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE198T 19.0" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $667.10

I wouldn't normally use MSI motherboards when recommending parts to people but it was cheap and had good reviews.
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January 2, 2014 1:45:35 PM

If I can stretch to 750 remains to be seen, but I think maybe 700 is worth a try
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January 2, 2014 2:00:42 PM

Here one for 630
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuRQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuRQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuRQ/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $627.10
$14 more you can get an Fx 6300
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-02 16:58 EST-0500)
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuVY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuVY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uuVY/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $664.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-02 16:59 EST-0500)
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January 2, 2014 2:15:32 PM

Znoxz I'm fairly sure I can do without the 21.5" monitor, and go for a cheaper 19", and maybe a better video card or something else?
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January 2, 2014 2:18:39 PM

If your going to be doing a lot of gaming you may want a better gpu than the 7790. The 7790 will be fine for right now but in a couple years it probably won't be.
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January 2, 2014 2:18:42 PM

double post.
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January 2, 2014 2:21:09 PM

I'll have a lot more money to buy me another computer in a few years, but how much extra would a better video card cost?
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January 2, 2014 2:28:58 PM

Alittle over the budget but here one with a 270 and cheaper monitor
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uw21
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uw21/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2uw21/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus A55BM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($67.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $668.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-02 17:28 EST-0500)

Again $700 can get you FX 6300 and 500w psu

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.61 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($67.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $701.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-02 17:32 EST-0500)
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January 2, 2014 2:45:23 PM

It's time for me to go sleep, thanks for all the help, I appreciate it. Also, looking again, I think 700 dollars is kinda ok, so if you guys could give me one or two 700 dollars builds, that would be great!
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January 2, 2014 2:45:50 PM

Look pretty good.
But why not get the 1080p monitor for the same price
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January 3, 2014 9:01:37 AM

Yes you can connect to the internet. You just won't have wireless capability.
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