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Best gaming pc under 500$

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January 31, 2014 10:28:05 PM

My friend is a noob to pc gaming and I finally convinced him from getting laptop to building a desktop.He said he won't be playing bf4 or any intense games like that but he said games like skyrim,bf3,fallout,some of newer tittles like mad max.So mostly not too intense ad I recommended him this pc list but I want your opinion on what will get most performance and if there's some same quality but cheaper items that would be great since he's on a budget.list:
Fx 4300/fx 6300
4gb ram g skil ripjaws
500gb wd caviar blue
Gtx 660/hd 7850/r7 260
Corsair cx430
Nzxt source 210
Asus m5a78L-M
If u have any recommendations would be great

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January 31, 2014 10:52:18 PM

Athlon X4 750K, any a85x motherboard, cheapest 4gb RAM kit, that hard drive looks fine, get a R9 270 and get Corsair CX430 should be fine but to stay safe get a CX500, that case looks good
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January 31, 2014 11:12:29 PM

I would suggest you tell your friend to raise his budget to 700$, with 700$ you can get a good one I would suggest changing the 660 to 650ti which has better performance and is cheaper and add the OS expand the HDD add an optical drive to install the OS, upgraded the CPU and added a fan with 2000rpm.
Here I will post a build under 700$

CPU
AMD FX-6300 $116.97
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $28.43
Motherboard
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 $64.99 *
Memory
Corsair 8GB $80.99
Storage
Western Digital 750GB 5400RPM $54.16
Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti $139.99 *
Wireless Network Adapter
Asus PCE-N15 $27.98
Case
Corsair 300R $69.99 *
Power Supply
Corsair 430W $47.99 *
Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 $14.99
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Subtotal: $736.46
* Mail-In Rebates: $40.00
Total: $696.46
Estimated Wattage: 299W

Here is the link:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ld0w
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January 31, 2014 11:12:29 PM

instead of going with the cheapest parts possible and then maxing out on the GPU, i'd seriously reccomend going with a more balanced system with 8gb RAM, 128gb SSD, 2TB HDD with an APU that can game on low settings 1080p and then saving up for a deticated GPU.. Heres an idea http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ld0N
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January 31, 2014 11:27:38 PM

This username is unavailable said:
I would suggest you tell your friend to raise his budget to 700$, with 700$ you can get a good one I would suggest changing the 660 to 650ti which has better performance and is cheaper and add the OS expand the HDD add an optical drive to install the OS, upgraded the CPU and added a fan with 2000rpm.
Here I will post a build under 700$

CPU
AMD FX-6300 $116.97
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $28.43
Motherboard
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 $64.99 *
Memory
Corsair 8GB $80.99
Storage
Western Digital 750GB 5400RPM $54.16
Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti $139.99 *
Wireless Network Adapter
Asus PCE-N15 $27.98
Case
Corsair 300R $69.99 *
Power Supply
Corsair 430W $47.99 *
Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 $14.99
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Subtotal: $736.46
* Mail-In Rebates: $40.00
Total: $696.46
Estimated Wattage: 299W

Here is the link:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ld0w


THIS, 650 TI definitely does NOT have better performance than a 660 you noob, stop trying to mislead the OP.

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February 1, 2014 3:40:59 PM

Roxas_Boy said:
This username is unavailable said:
I would suggest you tell your friend to raise his budget to 700$, with 700$ you can get a good one I would suggest changing the 660 to 650ti which has better performance and is cheaper and add the OS expand the HDD add an optical drive to install the OS, upgraded the CPU and added a fan with 2000rpm.
Here I will post a build under 700$

CPU
AMD FX-6300 $116.97
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $28.43
Motherboard
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 $64.99 *
Memory
Corsair 8GB $80.99
Storage
Western Digital 750GB 5400RPM $54.16
Video Card
Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti $139.99 *
Wireless Network Adapter
Asus PCE-N15 $27.98
Case
Corsair 300R $69.99 *
Power Supply
Corsair 430W $47.99 *
Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 $14.99
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Subtotal: $736.46
* Mail-In Rebates: $40.00
Total: $696.46
Estimated Wattage: 299W

Here is the link:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Ld0w


THIS, 650 TI definitely does NOT have better performance than a 660 you noob, stop trying to mislead the OP.



650ti over clocked is slightly better than a 660 now of course if you leave it at base set up 660 is better but why not save 50$ and just over clock it? no need to get pissed dude.
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