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A Computer for casual gaming

Hey guys,
I am a noob when it comes to ram,power supply,graphic cards,etc and the kind. My laptop just broke down and I am planning to buy a new desktop computer. I am not much of a hardcore gamer, but I do play Runescape, League of Legends, GTA San Andreas, and games like that. I also like to watch HD videos, and surf the net. I also don't mind a nice resolution.
So my question is desktop computer do you guys recommend for the above stuff? I really don't know whether to buy a assembled computer or assemble it myself. Please help me out.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. Since I'm not much of an expert on these new APU things I'm not going to suggest them 100% for you but I think for the games and HD content a new Kaveri (7850k) or Richland (6800k?) would do just fine couple with some 4-8GB ram. Since the games are not much graphics intense I think with an APU you wouldn't even need a dedicated graphics card at first.

    Also what I can say 100% sure is never buy OEM PC's, just assemble it yourself. You'll get the same thing for less money, sure you'll spend some time putting it all together but in my opinion it's the best part :)
  2. btw the budget is around 600-650 $
  3. TheNoobRoundTheBlock said:
    btw the budget is around 600-650 $


    Do you need Monitor, or OS?
  4. i3 4130 $130
    asus h81 motherboard $60
    GTX660 $180
    1tb hdd $60
    corsair cx500 $50
    coolermaster haf912 case $50
    8gb ram $75

    $605
  5. If you need monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse, desk, fridge, or an anamatronic dinosaur, then $650 won't work. For the PC itself, it'll work, if you strip out a whole bunch of LEDs and stuff, but nothing too important.

    If you need a monitor, get one that's 5ms or less response time, and 1920x1080 or higher (you want 16:9 aspect ratio). I can place a video up showing how you should pick your monitor.

    Hope it helps!
  6. With monitor and OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 11:18 EDT-0400)
  7. With keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, and monitor.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
    Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK200 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.90 @ B&H)
    Speakers: Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers ($7.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $646.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 11:20 EDT-0400)
  8. If monitor is not part of budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $614.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 11:22 EDT-0400)
  9. What about the anamatronic dinosaur?
  10. yes, i do need a moniter and the os
  11. the os i can always buy later
  12. Build with buying OS later.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($53.99 @ Mwave)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $649.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 08:14 EDT-0400)
  13. Best answer
    Here is something for your budget with Monitor and OS

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $658.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 09:33 EDT-0400)
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