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Best game pc build under $500

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April 13, 2014 12:32:55 PM

What is at the moment the best game pc build under $500?
I'm new to game pc builds, so could anybody help me?

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April 13, 2014 12:41:36 PM

do you need a OS?
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April 27, 2014 1:28:51 PM

The amd athlon 760k and Nvidia 750 ti combo seems to do great. Assuming you already have an os stored on a thumbdrive you can make a decent build around these two. Then later on when you have enough time and obviously money you can upgrade to am3+ setup.
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April 27, 2014 2:05:53 PM

Depends on if you need to buy windows and/or a monitor. You can do alright if you can actually spend $500 on parts.
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April 27, 2014 2:09:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zCx9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zCx9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zCx9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($53.18 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $504.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 17:08 EDT-0400)
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May 9, 2014 9:57:56 PM

Here is one with windows:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3HaoO
It should be able to play most games at high settings 1080p, however I recommend putting $30 more towards the mobo and $40 towards the graphic card to turn it to a r9 270, but even with this it should easily match (probably surpass) any gaming console out there and this is with windows which you'll need to play most high profile games like bf4 or dayz because they won't run off linux. Also $20 more to the case would be helpful as well.
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May 9, 2014 10:01:38 PM

TheBlindPenguin said:
Here is one with windows:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3HaoO
It should be able to play most games at high settings 1080p, however I recommend putting $30 more towards the mobo and $40 towards the graphic card to turn it to a r9 270, but even with this it should easily match (probably surpass) any gaming console out there and this is with windows which you'll need to play most high profile games like bf4 or dayz because they won't run off linux. Also $20 more to the case would be helpful as well.

+1... The R9 270 is a great GPU.
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May 10, 2014 4:27:53 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($52.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($125.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $485.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 07:24 EDT-0400)

This is decent enough to play new games from normal to high at 1080p , but will most definetly play at high in 720p
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