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Im building my first gaming PC, and I'm on a tight 500$ budget. How is this for a build?

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June 6, 2014 8:04:02 PM

Hello, I'm looking to be able to run modern day games high to ultra. Your opinion would be very helpful. Thanks in advance .


Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock w/G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 128bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, HDMI, DP 1.2 Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR)
147$

Processor:
AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W 85$

CPU:
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
96$

Hard Drive:
WD Green 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZRX
60$

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance LP Blue 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CML8GX3M1A1600C10B
80$

Total = 468$

Then added tax = 506.6$

Not including shipping , But I would be able to get it free.

TOTAL WOULD BE 506.61$ INCLUDING TAX

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June 6, 2014 8:07:51 PM

mobo am3 & cpu fm2 is a deal breaker.
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June 6, 2014 8:10:14 PM

you cant use that motherboard with the cpu you have picked out.
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June 6, 2014 8:11:50 PM

nikoli707 said:
you cant use that motherboard with the cpu you have picked out.

Why is that?

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June 6, 2014 8:17:46 PM

try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $487.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:16 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 8:19:05 PM

Cheers mate:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($21.57 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $498.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:17 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 8:19:45 PM

why do people always spend money for a processor and other parts and skimp out on the graphics? that's so stupid. in fact it makes no difference what processor you have basically for a good gaming rig, it's been proven. i'm not saying use a pentium 1, but you get the picture...
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June 6, 2014 8:28:37 PM

alienworkshop said:
why do people always spend money for a processor and other parts and skimp out on the graphics? that's so stupid. in fact it makes no difference what processor you have basically for a good gaming rig, it's been proven. i'm not saying use a pentium 1, but you get the picture...


Radeon R9 270 price is about $180. This PowerColor AXR9 270 at $130 after rebate is a bargain. i think Its a good gpu for a budget build.
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June 6, 2014 8:32:29 PM

Even better :D 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $474.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:31 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 8:37:46 PM

You could get a 8 core cpu:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($40.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $500.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:36 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 8:38:58 PM

^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.
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June 6, 2014 8:49:24 PM

damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.

Alright I made a new build (Kinda) How is this?

Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-Dual-Link-Graphic...
EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock w/G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 128bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, HDMI, DP 1.2 Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR)
147$

Ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009M0TCD0/&tag=pcper04-20?tag...
Corsair Vengeance LP Blue 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CML8GX3M1A1600C10B
80$

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
50$

Processor:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D7BYMB2/?tag=pcper04-20&tag...
AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W
85$

Mother Board: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCI5EZQ/?tag=pcpapi-20
ASRock Micro ATX DDR3 2600 Socket P Motherboards FM2A75M PRO4+
73$

Total = 435$
With Tax = 470.89$

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June 6, 2014 8:51:47 PM

damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.


This is a good psu for a no-oc budget build. nothing more. Check out this review about corsair builder series:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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June 6, 2014 9:01:34 PM

filippi said:
damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.


This is a good psu for a no-oc budget build. nothing more. Check out this review about corsair builder series:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


I've already read that review. Read the review over at techpowerup, and read the hundred posts per week with problems around here.

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June 6, 2014 9:01:45 PM

thecrazyman3565 said:
damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.

Alright I made a new build (Kinda) How is this?

Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-Dual-Link-Graphic...
EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock w/G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 128bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, HDMI, DP 1.2 Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR)
147$

Ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009M0TCD0/&tag=pcper04-20?tag...
Corsair Vengeance LP Blue 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CML8GX3M1A1600C10B
80$

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
50$

Processor:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D7BYMB2/?tag=pcper04-20&tag...
AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W
85$

Mother Board: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCI5EZQ/?tag=pcpapi-20
ASRock Micro ATX DDR3 2600 Socket P Motherboards FM2A75M PRO4+
73$

Total = 435$
With Tax = 470.89$



Same price, same site and more performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $470.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:59 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 9:10:15 PM

filippi said:
thecrazyman3565 said:
damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.

Alright I made a new build (Kinda) How is this?

Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-Dual-Link-Graphic...
EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock w/G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 128bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, HDMI, DP 1.2 Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR)
147$

Ram: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009M0TCD0/&tag=pcper04-20?tag...
Corsair Vengeance LP Blue 8 GB DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CML8GX3M1A1600C10B
80$

Hard Drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
50$

Processor:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D7BYMB2/?tag=pcper04-20&tag...
AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W
85$

Mother Board: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCI5EZQ/?tag=pcpapi-20
ASRock Micro ATX DDR3 2600 Socket P Motherboards FM2A75M PRO4+
73$

Total = 435$
With Tax = 470.89$



Same price, same site and more performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $470.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 23:59 EDT-0400)

Thank you man :D 
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June 6, 2014 9:27:16 PM

damric said:
filippi said:
damric said:
^^That PoS CX will give up the ghost pushing that, and likely take down other components in a fiery death.


This is a good psu for a no-oc budget build. nothing more. Check out this review about corsair builder series:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...


I've already read that review. Read the review over at techpowerup, and read the hundred posts per week with problems around here.



thanks. I just read the review over at techpowerup. do you?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/CX430_V2/8.h...
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June 6, 2014 9:31:00 PM

Yes, after 2 days it died. See the comments.
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