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April 23, 2014 5:42:49 PM

Whats a good gaming system for around $450?

My buddy wants me to build him a gaming computer for around $450 to run and record minecraft flawless. Also he wants room to upgrade in the future. It would save me a bunch of time if you put the links in as well.
a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2014 6:03:07 PM

Ouch..

Lemme look it through. brb.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2014 6:04:49 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad750kwohjbox) | $79.18 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a75m...) | $59.99 @ Micro Center
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d...) | $79.99 @ Best Buy
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $56.98 @ OutletPC
**Case** | [Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challengeru3) | $41.00 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $98.88 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $453.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 21:04 EDT-0400 |

I can't squeeze in a graphics card into that budget, if I do its going to be around 500-550 for a basic card.

Edit- he wants to record too?! Well, do you have a spare OS lying around? I can put a Nvidia 750 card in this buts thats going to be 130-150.
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a c 223 4 Gaming
April 23, 2014 6:07:33 PM

Diox55 said:
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uRAi/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-ad750kwohjbox) | $79.18 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a75m...) | $59.99 @ Micro Center
**Memory** | [Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d...) | $79.99 @ Best Buy
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $56.98 @ OutletPC
**Case** | [Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-case-challengeru3) | $41.00 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430) | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $98.88 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $453.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 21:04 EDT-0400 |

I can't squeeze in a graphics card into that budget, if I do its going to be around 500-550 for a basic card.

Edit- he wants to record too?! Well, do you have a spare OS lying around? I can put a Nvidia 750 card in this buts thats going to be 130-150.


When posting a build use the BB Code Mark up button, it posts a lot cleaner.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2014 6:14:01 PM

Ok, Thank you.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2014 6:17:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($100.74 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.88 @ NCIX US)
Total: $554.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 21:16 EDT-0400)

I know this is about 100 bucks over, but if he's going to game at all he needs a half decent card. Alot of people hate on the 7750 but for 100 bucks it not bad. This will play games such as skyrim, far cry 3, etc. Also, minecraft will run flawlessly.
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April 24, 2014 3:23:56 AM

Diox55 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($100.74 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.88 @ NCIX US)
Total: $554.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-23 21:16 EDT-0400)

I know this is about 100 bucks over, but if he's going to game at all he needs a half decent card. Alot of people hate on the 7750 but for 100 bucks it not bad. This will play games such as skyrim, far cry 3, etc. Also, minecraft will run flawlessly.


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