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What parts should I buy if I want to build a gaming pc for under 500 Bucks. Ill be running an hdmi monitor and some pretty int

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April 20, 2014 9:43:33 PM

Here. I could make a better build if you can go a bit over $500.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: MSI A88X-G43 ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $495.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 00:43 EDT-0400)
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April 22, 2014 3:26:55 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.19 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $499.13

Same CPU but with more RAM and better graphics.
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April 23, 2014 3:01:55 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.73

If you're an intel+nvidia type of guy
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July 10, 2014 10:35:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jqgt99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jqgt99/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock A55M-VS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($49.28 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $503.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

That should do you just fine, you will also have plenty of upgrades in the future.
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July 10, 2014 1:20:31 PM

Maybe a not too expensive and overclockable intel build,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($139.20 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($3.56 @ NCIX US)
Total: $505.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Just a bit over budget.Read some reviews about the cpu.With this build could you eventually upgrade to a 4690K.
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