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Looking for a $500 budget gaming pc with Intel processor?

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July 28, 2014 1:00:46 PM

I am looking for a gaming pc with $500 budget of this year, any suggestion?

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July 28, 2014 1:09:18 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.03 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 16:10 EDT-0400
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July 28, 2014 1:09:38 PM

do you have an OS or do i need to put that in here?
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July 28, 2014 1:18:56 PM

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July 28, 2014 1:21:24 PM

danymanny said:

You need more than 4gb of ram for gaming
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July 28, 2014 1:52:52 PM

Somber said:
danymanny said:

You need more than 4gb of ram for gaming


No you don't
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July 28, 2014 1:58:00 PM

For modern titles, YES you do need 8GB or ram. Not just for the gaming, for overall system performance while gaming. Current games will max out the usable 3.5 GB of ram and will begin to use page files. You really need 8GB for modern gaming.

Do not cheap out on the ram and then wonder why your new system sucks!

Also with your budget why not go AMD? You can get an Athlon 760k with stock clocks at 3.8Ghz and can be overclocked to 4.5GHz easily. The higher frequency will perform better in games. However, the i5-4440 does have 6MB of L3 cache, which helps too. I am just not sure about the performance in more demanding games with such a low clock frequency on the i5-4440.

Either way, get 8GB of ram! LOL ;) 
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July 28, 2014 2:44:11 PM

The $500 doenst include with the OS, Anyway thanks guys for the suggestion!
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July 28, 2014 3:16:53 PM

Well, AMD sucks alot of power, thats why i dont choose AMD
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July 29, 2014 5:54:54 AM

Farrel Tjandraatmadja said:
Well, AMD sucks alot of power, thats why i dont choose AMD




Do you drive a car? Because that sucks a whole lot more power and pollution to boot. LOL

If you drive a car, work in an air conditioned building, then you do NOT care about power being wasted! lol Who is out there measuring the watts that their CPU uses? Can you tell me how many miles per gallon your car gets? In the city? On the highway?

This argument about one CPU using more power than another is great marketing IMO. ;) 
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July 29, 2014 6:02:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $498.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 09:02 EDT-0400
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