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First Gaming PC build. $350 budget maybe a little bit over

Im looking to build my first gaming PC I have a monitor, mouse, keyboard and Windows 7. I have a Hp p2-1105 I know it has 4GB ram im not sure if this case will work to build in or not. im wanting to salvage what I can out of the Hp p2 the stuff that is useful atleast or worth it. budget right around $350 nothing over $400
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  1. I'm pretty sure the only thing you can salvage from the HP is the CD/DVD drive and hard drive. Otherwise, to build a new computer you're going to need a little more than $400.
  2. ThatVietGuy said:
    I'm pretty sure the only thing you can salvage from the HP is the CD/DVD drive and hard drive. Otherwise, to build a new computer you're going to need a little more than $400.


    Thank you
    Im not looking for the best machine just something I can hopefully play DayZ on and maybe some Battlefield or Titanfall. If that requires taking the budget up to $400-$450 I can probably do that just might take me a week or so longer to get it
  3. Best answer
    you can start from here
    salvage the HDD from your HP pc

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $342.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-08 23:21 EDT-0400)
  4. 300$ gets you very little performance. Keep the hard drive (wipe it too)
    Here are some parts. Good luck!!
  5. CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($33.81 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($12.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $296.74
  6. edit : if you can go up 400++

    use FX 6300 build
    still use old HDD from HP

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($125.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $423.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-08 23:24 EDT-0400)
  7. You should add 4gb more mem to my build if you want titanfall, this game should get you 30fps on most games. I used integrated graphics to save $.
  8. Thank you corcorand82 and AMD Radeon. Im okay spending up to $400 I would rather just have it around $350. and like I said I would like to have it be able to run DayZ and Maybe Battlefield or Titanfall
  9. My build will run titanfall and dayz, at medium settings at about 30fps. Really good for a budget build.
  10. corcorand82 said:
    My build will run titanfall and dayz, at medium settings at about 30fps. Really good for a budget build.


    What graphics or video card would you recommend if you added one to your build?
  11. That depends. How much would you be willing to spend on a decent card?
  12. corcorand82 said:
    That depends. How much would you be willing to spend on a decent card?


    Anything that would keep the build some where around $400 bucks
  13. Alright thank you. im not gonna be able to get everything for about another week or week and a half I just wanted to get everything in mind for what to get!
  14. What build are you going with?
  15. im not 100% sure yet I like both a lot. I like yours if with the graphics card and the extra 4gb of ram added up are right it should keep me just about at that $400 mark im guessing
  16. They both get pretty much the same performance. If I solved the issue please think about choosing mine as the best answer.
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