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Wanting to make Custom PC need help finding right parts!

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March 31, 2014 1:10:23 AM

Hi, I want to build my own custom PC on a budget, but I really have no idea where to start so I need with which processors and motherboards ect I should get. Right now I have a budget of 400-600$ even and that MUST include Windows 8.1. Also I already have a graphics card which I will upgrade at a later date. A quick and helpful response is most welcome!!

Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7750 PCI Express 3.0 2GB DDR3

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a c 77 U Graphics card
March 31, 2014 1:22:01 AM

you can start from here

no GPU listed, use your 7750 atm
later you can buy Radeon 280X or 270X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $549.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 04:21 EDT-0400)
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March 31, 2014 1:29:44 AM

AMD Radeon said:
you can start from here

no GPU listed, use your 7750 atm
later you can buy Radeon 280X or 270X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $549.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 04:21 EDT-0400)


Thank you very much, how is this in terms of upgradability? What settings would this build run games like bioshock infinite, world of Warcraft, and league of legends at if you know?


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March 31, 2014 1:33:17 AM

i5 haswell is now the latest 4 cores intel cpu. which is close to the top performance chart
the upcoming intel cpu will use the same mobo, in case you want to upgrade the cpu

as i said, you can later buy Radeon 280X ($300++) or 270X ($220+)
those card are overkill for merely MMO
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March 31, 2014 1:40:11 AM

AMD Radeon said:
i5 haswell is now the latest 4 cores intel cpu. which is close to the top performance chart
the upcoming intel cpu will use the same mobo, in case you want to upgrade the cpu

as i said, you can later buy Radeon 280X ($300++) or 270X ($220+)
those card are overkill for merely MMO

Is the ASrock mobo good though? Ive read reviews on a lot of ASrock mobo's and a lot of them are good

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