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Building my own entry level gaming pc. Help-advice

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June 10, 2014 10:13:39 PM

here is the build im looking at. I really dont have a budget, im kind of doing this on the side with no real extra money to spare. But im not trying to build a crap rig either. So if i listed a part that you think there is version of for the same price range, feel free to let me know.

GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-HD2 FM2+/FM2 AMD A55 HDMI motherboard
for 60 bucks.

AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz for 60 bucks

evga gts-250 for 50 bucks(a buddy of mine has an old one hes gonna sell to me, until tax time when i upgrade to a higher gpu)

Corsair CX Series 500 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 456 Power Supply CX500M- for 50 bucks

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz ( just one to start off with then a few weeks down the road ill get another chip)-80 bucks

and i have a crucial ssd 80 gb i will keep my windows on, and i have an 180 gb hdd i will store my games and personal files on.

the gams i want to play on this setup wouldnt be anything fancy, itd be games like fallout 3, skyrim, maybe the new elder scrolls online, occasionally some battlefield 3 and 4, etc.id like to look into the new final fantasy online. Im not looking to have everything maxed out and running at 120 fps, i want medium-high detail and at least 30 fps, hopefully a little higher. Do you think this system could finnagle that (question mark button on my crappy laptop is broken) i would be playing it on a 32 inch tv, through a vga cable. I would like it to run at a decent looking resolution, i dont care if i can see my reflection in the water or if the leaves are blowing with the wind a certain way or whatever people obsess about. I just want a decent playable experience, maybe graphics quality and fps somewhere between ps2-ps3 on a regular basis.
Idk if i am being realistic with that with this build or not (question mark)


idk never built my own rig, just looking for a decent, reliable rig that can play most games at pretty nice detail, with virtually no real budget for another six months to a year.

and another thing, would i benefit from getting an ssd, or is the difference between most hds and ssds negligible (question mark)
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June 10, 2014 10:25:44 PM

with yur ram 8g is fine wiht newer mb use 2 4g dimms to run in 2 channel mode. if not your mb run in one chanel ram mode. use the saving for a larger power supply. most of the 270-280 cpu and nvidia 760/770 need 600w/650w as min so there the right amps on the 12v line so that under gaming load the pc wont turn off.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hFQL4D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hFQL4D/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hFQL4D/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.66 @ Newegg)
Total: $155.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 01:23 EDT-0400)
intel cpu are faster then the amd apu. if yu can pcik up a i3 cpu for a little more money.
the h97 mb is the newer mb can take the newer intel cpu when they drop if not you can use a b87/b97 mb.
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June 10, 2014 10:34:27 PM

you think the evga 250 gts will take 600 watts (question mark)
and you think the intel pentium g3420 3.2gh is better than the AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz (question mark)
sorryi am just clarifying here. I have built pcs before, but i am a noob to the gaming portion of it.
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June 10, 2014 10:48:39 PM

Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
150 W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W)
450 W

those are for the evga gts 250 1 gb. and the cpu says it is 60 watts. are you sure the 500 watts wouldnt work for my system
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a b 4 Gaming
June 11, 2014 6:13:52 AM

Go with an Evga 600b for power supply. It is a decent budget choice. I agree that the pentium is far better than the A6. Personally, I would prefer an i3 4130/4150.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 11, 2014 11:22:08 AM

the amd apu are good low end gaming cpus. the issue if you google reviews of amd cpu vs intel cpu. you see that the low end intel cpu i3 and lower beat all of the apu and it takes a fx 6300 or higher to match an low end intel cpu in games. toms and other have found that some of the apu bottle neck high end gpu.
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