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April 13, 2014 12:19:42 AM

hello,i am looking for a decent gaming computer for my first build with 8 gb of ram, 500 or 1tb hard drive,and a decent cpu and a graphics card.i wouldnt mind going over budget but nothing 700 any help would be appreciated lol
a b 4 Gaming
April 13, 2014 12:21:57 AM

What currency is that? Country?
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April 13, 2014 2:27:52 AM

Fill out the new build advice Form accordingly.
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April 13, 2014 10:34:40 AM

im in the u.s so dollars lol
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a b 4 Gaming
April 13, 2014 11:52:44 AM

In US dollars 450 - 500 would not get you very far, 700 might, if you plan on upgrading down the line.
I would just recommend saving up until you get around the 900 - 1200 mark, that's basically where the sweetspot is.

But, at $700 you can still have a decent, capable machine that can do gaming, but not at the highest settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($189.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-13 14:51 EDT-0400)

You could however swap out the R9 270X with a 760, but it'll make it so you are reaching your absolute limit for your budget.
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April 13, 2014 12:15:42 PM

fasterbetter said:
Fill out the new build advice Form accordingly.


AgentTran said:
In US dollars 450 - 500 would not get you very far, 700 might, if you plan on upgrading down the line.
I would just recommend saving up until you get around the 900 - 1200 mark, that's basically where the sweetspot is.

But, at $700 you can still have a decent, capable machine that can do gaming, but not at the highest settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($189.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-13 14:51 EDT-0400)

You could however swap out the R9 270X with a 760, but it'll make it so you are reaching your absolute limit for your budget.


yes im planning on upgrading later,i just want to start of with something decent lol and i dont mind spending a little more just dont want to go all out just yet lol
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a b 4 Gaming
April 13, 2014 12:22:25 PM

neoxoz said:
fasterbetter said:
Fill out the new build advice Form accordingly.


AgentTran said:
In US dollars 450 - 500 would not get you very far, 700 might, if you plan on upgrading down the line.
I would just recommend saving up until you get around the 900 - 1200 mark, that's basically where the sweetspot is.

But, at $700 you can still have a decent, capable machine that can do gaming, but not at the highest settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($189.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-13 14:51 EDT-0400)

You could however swap out the R9 270X with a 760, but it'll make it so you are reaching your absolute limit for your budget.


yes im planning on upgrading later,i just want to start of with something decent lol and i dont mind spending a little more just dont want to go all out just yet lol


With what I've given you should be able to do most gaming pretty well.
It's also upgradable, you could upgrade the GPU or CPU when you see needed.
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April 13, 2014 12:37:00 PM

AgentTran said:
neoxoz said:
fasterbetter said:
Fill out the new build advice Form accordingly.


AgentTran said:
In US dollars 450 - 500 would not get you very far, 700 might, if you plan on upgrading down the line.
I would just recommend saving up until you get around the 900 - 1200 mark, that's basically where the sweetspot is.

But, at $700 you can still have a decent, capable machine that can do gaming, but not at the highest settings.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($189.00 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $648.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-13 14:51 EDT-0400)

You could however swap out the R9 270X with a 760, but it'll make it so you are reaching your absolute limit for your budget.


yes im planning on upgrading later,i just want to start of with something decent lol and i dont mind spending a little more just dont want to go all out just yet lol


With what I've given you should be able to do most gaming pretty well.
It's also upgradable, you could upgrade the GPU or CPU when you see needed.

thank you so much for the help
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