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Budget gaming pc parts for around $500

I am new to picking computer parts out and i am having a rough time. I want to machine that could run games like Far Cry 3 and Battlefield 4 at medium or high settings, can someone recommend a build for around $500?
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    Hi,
    Here is something for your budget. I would say to play those games on medium setting with this build for best performance and experience

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
    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 ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $513.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 17:03 EDT-0400)
  2. maurelie said:
    Hi,
    Here is something for your budget. I would say to play those games on medium setting with this build for best performance and experience

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
    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 ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $513.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 17:03 EDT-0400)


    Thank you very Much!
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