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I need the best PC under 500

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January 20, 2014 4:33:34 PM

I need help choosing parts to get the most out of the gaming PC that I am building for under 500 USD including the cheapest monitor that you can find. I want to play games like Minecraft, Blacklight Retribution, NBA 2K14, and GTA IV and SA. Can you put together a build on partpicker that will help me?

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January 20, 2014 4:35:34 PM

No os or anything extra except monitor
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January 20, 2014 4:46:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HL163ABB 60Hz 15.6" Monitor ($67.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $489.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 19:46 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HL163ABB 60Hz 15.6" Monitor ($67.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $454.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 19:47 EST-0500)



At least it's a start of some sort.
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January 20, 2014 4:49:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($46.96 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.70 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($100.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $488.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 19:49 EST-0500)
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January 20, 2014 4:53:51 PM

@mikey

Good stuff mate.
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January 20, 2014 4:54:05 PM

Check the gaming builds under 500$ on this site and if it´s okay for you buy used parts and you will get the most for your money if everything goes right.
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January 20, 2014 4:56:12 PM

Also, if you pick the other persons A10- 5800k make sure you get fastest ram you can afford at your price point, because those APUs really benifit from having good ram
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