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First Time Builder ($600 Budget) RTS and RPG Gaming Pc

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July 5, 2014 10:53:15 AM

Hello, I need help in choosing the best parts for my money. ( I dont know anything about pc)

I'm going through CyberPower PC and I have no idea what I am doing.

So my question is what do I need for a PC and what parts are good.

Thanks for any help.

July 5, 2014 11:03:48 AM

first you should check this article of Tom's : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-pc,38...
they build a 615 $ gaming PC which is probably the best you can get for your money at this time. But keep in mind this is a PC for gaming only.

For gaming, GPU is the most important component, then it is CPU.
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July 5, 2014 11:12:05 AM

all parts are good. the PC im using now was my first build too all you need to take into account is your budget and getting best out of it so consider this for gaming you need to spend a good amonut on the vid card or the processor you could argues both i guess
since RAM is fairly cheap i havnt got much to say about it apart from checking reviews as they isnt much difference. for $600 you should stay away from ssd's you can pick up 2tb HDD's for fairly cheap too.
for Power supplies you can generally get away with a 650W or a 850W atleast between those since you probably wont OC and you wont be doing SLI

As far as building the actual thing just imagine it like lego for adults after a while you will be able to strip it down with in minuites.
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July 5, 2014 11:12:56 AM

Here's a build for $660
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $660.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But if you can't stretch your budget, then go with a slightly lower end card such as the R7 260x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 5, 2014 11:17:01 AM

Thanks I will check it out.
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July 5, 2014 11:32:26 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Here's a build for $660
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $660.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

But if you can't stretch your budget, then go with a slightly lower end card such as the R7 260x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


This would be a good solution. But CPU is an overkill for this GPU you could save a little there and get a slightly better GPU. like aMD R7 265 at 140 $ or R9 270 at 180$ or R9 270X at 200 $ in this price rnage, NVIDIA is comletely outclassed by AMD since they lower the price of their card cause mining lost in popularity. There is the NVIDIA GTX 660 which is between R9 270 et R 270X in performance but at 200$
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July 5, 2014 11:36:28 AM

Overkill....?

Best to worst

R9 270x> R9 270> R7 265> GTX 750ti>R7 260x
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July 5, 2014 11:50:19 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Overkill....?

Best to worst

R9 270x> R9 270> R7 265> GTX 750ti>R7 260x


CPU is an overkill for a 750 ti Yes, best solution is when your cpu is on limit to be bottlenecking your system so you get the most you can get from it. a 120$ CPU would do just fine with every of these cards.
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July 5, 2014 11:53:02 AM

Overkill ... ... ... ???
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July 11, 2014 6:42:02 PM

Chickenbob said:
Here is a build that is a little under your budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zgrvdC


Don't post on old threads. This forum is not very fond of it. It's called " bumping" a thread.
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