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$500 Good Gaming PC to run League of Legends at high/other new games at medium

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August 3, 2014 4:04:05 PM

Hi I need a good gaming PC around 500 dollars (maybe a little more) to run League of legends at high with a decent fps and other new games maybe at medium or so. I have never build a computer so I'd like everything I would need for it. Thanks.
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August 3, 2014 4:23:44 PM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $577.70

a lot bang for buck
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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 4:24:32 PM

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $500.91

and if you want a closer in your budget here is it
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August 3, 2014 4:51:01 PM

Would the $500 still work well? and if I bought everything there would there be anything else I would need to buy?
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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 4:54:39 PM

I can post a build, do you need an Operating System ( windows 7/8) included in the $500 budget?
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August 3, 2014 5:14:43 PM

I may be able to go a bit above if it's a must
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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 5:15:29 PM

If you need an Operating System included that's another $90.

You need an OS for the system to work.
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August 3, 2014 5:29:09 PM

I guess I do need it then, I have a disc for windows 7 but lost the key. So yeah include it in the budget.
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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 6:33:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($51.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 21:31 EDT-0400



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August 3, 2014 7:07:37 PM

Is there a way I can buy all of the parts at once? and which build should I go for.
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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 7:17:50 PM

The build I posted should max out league without a problem and should play other games around high settings. You can also upgrade the CPU to an i5 or i7 later on and add a more powerful GPU.

There is no way to buy them all at once, you would have to go to each site individually and buy the parts one by one.
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August 3, 2014 7:24:06 PM

RazerZ said:
The build I posted should max out league without a problem and should play other games around high settings. You can also upgrade the CPU to an i5 or i7 later on and add a more powerful GPU.

There is no way to buy them all at once, you would have to go to each site individually and buy the parts one by one.


Alright thanks, I'll probably go with your build then. Also are there any other cheap cases you'd recommend? cause I don't really like the look of that one.
I was also wondering if there was anything else I needed since this will be my first time building an actual computer. Thanks.
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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 7:28:46 PM

Do you have a USB or external HDD that is at least 4GB? You could install the OS via USB if you have one.

Otherwise you would need to buy an optical drive which go for around $15. Other than that the build I posted includes everything you need.


What would be your budget for the case?
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August 3, 2014 7:38:02 PM

I don't believe I have a USB/external HDD, but I have disk for windows 7, but it needs a code which I don't have.
So if I don't do the above^ I just need to buy any optical drive? and for the case I would say 20-30/40.
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August 3, 2014 7:56:11 PM

RazerZ said:
If you don't plan on using the optical drive for anything besides the OS installation you could always pick up a 8GB USB for around $7.

Here's a link comparing a few good cases around $30-$40.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/corsair-case-200r...



So I need an 8gb USB for the OS installation? And any of those cases work right? Btw, If I have to buy all of the items separately I would also have to make a new account on all of those websites correct?


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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 8:28:09 PM

ventaria said:
RazerZ said:
If you don't plan on using the optical drive for anything besides the OS installation you could always pick up a 8GB USB for around $7.

Here's a link comparing a few good cases around $30-$40.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/corsair-case-200r...




So I need an 8gb USB for the OS installation? And any of those cases work right? Btw, If I have to buy all of the items separately I would also have to make a new account on all of those websites correct?





All of those cases will be fine. I would personally go for the Corsair or NZXT because of build quality but they will essentially function all the same.

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a b 4 Gaming
August 3, 2014 8:31:42 PM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($51.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 21:31 EDT-0400





if you will take build this rig go with ASRock Z97 Anniversary for future OCing
other than that its all good

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a c 251 4 Gaming
August 4, 2014 5:40:30 AM

patrichpachich said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($51.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 21:31 EDT-0400





if you will take build this rig go with ASRock Z97 Anniversary for future OCing
other than that its all good



But for a budget rig he could still OC the G3258 in my build. Plus if he wanted to upgrade he could just get a locked i5 which isn't really different in terms of fps from an unlocked i5.

But if he wants to go broadwell in the future getting an H97 or Z97 board would be a good idea.
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