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

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April 8, 2014 8:12:56 PM

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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April 8, 2014 8:18:05 PM

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.
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April 8, 2014 8:21:43 PM

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
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April 8, 2014 8:22:36 PM

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)
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April 8, 2014 8:23:29 PM

300$ gets you very little performance. Keep the hard drive (wipe it too)
Here are some parts. Good luck!!
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April 8, 2014 8:23:45 PM

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
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April 8, 2014 8:25:13 PM

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)
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April 8, 2014 8:25:36 PM

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 $.
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April 8, 2014 8:26:50 PM

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
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April 8, 2014 8:29:34 PM

My build will run titanfall and dayz, at medium settings at about 30fps. Really good for a budget build.
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April 8, 2014 8:36:01 PM

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?
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April 8, 2014 8:37:57 PM

That depends. How much would you be willing to spend on a decent card?
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April 8, 2014 8:39:43 PM

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
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April 8, 2014 8:43:15 PM

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!
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April 8, 2014 8:44:35 PM

What build are you going with?
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April 8, 2014 8:48:39 PM

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
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April 8, 2014 8:50:50 PM

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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