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500-550$ budget Gaming PC

i was going to buy a IMAC 21 inch but i realized i would get more performance for less if i build my own PC


here's the parts i already have ;


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KmsvdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KmsvdC/by_merchant/

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse ($33.09 @ Amazon)
Total: $489.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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  1. What about your Mobo, Ram, CPU, GPU, etc... I hope you know about these pieces.
  2. Wizard Bear said:
    What about your Mobo, Ram, CPU, GPU, etc... I hope you know about these pieces.


    that is exactly why i made this thread
  3. emmanuel charles said:
    i was going to buy a IMAC 21 inch but i realized i would get more performance for less if i build my own PC


    here's the parts i already have ;


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KmsvdC
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KmsvdC/by_merchant/

    Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse ($33.09 @ Amazon)
    Total: $489.04
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Looks as if the parts you already have did not make it into the post?
  4. You need to be a little bit more clear here. Those parts you already showed us are part of the $500-$550 or seperate?
  5. emmanuel charles said:
    Wizard Bear said:
    What about your Mobo, Ram, CPU, GPU, etc... I hope you know about these pieces.


    that is exactly why i made this thread


    you're already at your stated budget?
  6. drkatz42 said:
    emmanuel charles said:
    Wizard Bear said:
    What about your Mobo, Ram, CPU, GPU, etc... I hope you know about these pieces.


    that is exactly why i made this thread


    you're already at your stated budget?


    That's what I'm trying to figure out... I sure hope they haven't already bought these pieces.
  7. You need to start over. There is no need to spend over $100 on a keyboard when you don't even have the system yet. I have an ergonomic keyboard that I bought on sale at Best Buy of all places for like $45. You can accessorize after you get the key components. Start with core components first:

    CPU-Either AMD or Intel. If you are on a budget then AMD is the way to go. Same performance for much less.
    Motherboard-The type of motherboard will depend on the CPU and its socket. So once you decide on either AMD or Intel, the CPU specs will have the socket name. Then search for motherboards that fit that socket (for example, FX-6300 is a AM3+ socket).
    Power Supply-What powers your PC. The number of watts you need will be determined primarily by the type of graphics card you purchase. On a budget you will not need more than 500 watts.
    Graphics Card-Again AMD for the budget. From my experience, the AMD cards provided the exact same performance and better performance than their costly Nvidia counterparts.
    RAM-Need at least 8GB for gaming and better system performance. 4GB does not cut it anyone, while 8GB is more than enough.
    Storage-With a low budget, any 1TB HDD will suffice.
    Optical Drive-Any DVD burner will suffice.
    Case-A mid tower for under $50 will serve you well.

    You basically have the peripheral parts. You actually need the PC parts! LOL Create a new list on PC partpicker and then come back. There will be plenty of people giving you advice then.
  8. Best answer
    You are going to have to load windows onto a USB drive because your case does not support optical drives. Anyways, here's your build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $0.00)
    Mouse: Cooler Master Recon Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
    Total: $554.64
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  9. drkatz42 said:
    emmanuel charles said:
    Wizard Bear said:
    What about your Mobo, Ram, CPU, GPU, etc... I hope you know about these pieces.


    that is exactly why i made this thread


    you're already at your stated budget?



    ah sorry i didn't make it clear enough, so basically my budget is 550 $ for cpu, ram, gpu, etc. i've already spent 490$ for the case, OS,etc as i stated above.
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