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June 7, 2014 10:06:49 PM

I am trying to build a computer for around 400-500$, I have never built a computer before and would like any tips/advice with what i have put together so far, or to know if anything isn't compatible with another part. I want to be able to play almost any game with atleast mid graphics running smoothly. Thanks in advance.
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 270 3.4ghz Duel-core Processor
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
MotherBoard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5"7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Logisys 550W ATX Power supply

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June 7, 2014 10:09:10 PM

No sorry that is just not good at all.

This is WAY better.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $457.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 01:14 EDT-0400)




Do you need to buy windows, keyboard, mouse, or monitor with that $400-500 budget?
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June 7, 2014 10:14:17 PM

Get a good brand and model power supply - http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su.... You omnly need 400W to run that pc.

You don't really need that cpu cooler. It's not worth overclocking that cpu.

Get a better motherboard eg M5A88-V EVO

If you can afford it, get a bigger hdd. 250gb is really small these days.

Also 4gb ram is absolute bottom.

Don't expect high performance from this pc.
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June 7, 2014 10:22:28 PM

CTurbo said:
No sorry that is just not good at all.

This is WAY better.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g9GcRB/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $457.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 01:14 EDT-0400)




Do you need to buy windows, keyboard, mouse, or monitor with that $400-500 budget?


I allready have windows, a keyboard, mouse, and a monitor. i just need the tower, Will the build you made work well with games such as skyrim?
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June 7, 2014 10:36:38 PM

Here if I can use the entire $500 on the tower, this would be better

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TXb84D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TXb84D/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TXb84D/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($200.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $501.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 01:35 EDT-0400)


You could add 4GB more RAM later, add a disc drive if you want, and get an after market cpu cooler and overclock too.
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