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Need $500 Gaming PC Build

Hello all, I am new to tomshardware and I wanted to ask for a $500 Gaming PC that can run DayZ at Good settings, I can go up to $600 but thats the max I can go. I need everything since I am starting from scratch and my laptop is good but bad (getting old so its becoming bad). Anyways, thanks in advance for the feedback I will get.

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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
ASAP, a month or 2.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
$500, I can go to $600 MAX.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Mostly gaming, streaming, surfing the internet, and a little bit of Editing (video and photo editing)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
I am buying a monitor, please include in the build.

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
None, starting from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

I need to buy OS (I prefer Windows 7) Include in the build please.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Does not matter, whichever has cheaper/better price, but it doesn't really matter.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
San Diego, California, USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
I'm not really sure which is better so pick for me. But if I had to pick, Intel. Not sure why.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
Maybe, more than likely not if my budget for the build isn't enough to overclock.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
No.

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
Not sure what resolution. If I had to pick 1280x1024 but I can take 1024x768 if my budget isn't enough for 1280x768.

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
I would like it to run DayZ at decent settings. I also play a lot of LoL, I would like it to run at decent settings also. I will be using OBS for streaming and Photoshop and Sony Vegas for editing.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
I want to start getting into PC gaming and start streaming for fun.

Thank you in advance,
Kidlat.
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  1. Let me arrange a good build for you. I'll post it in about an hour or two, alright? :)
  2. turkey3_scratch said:
    Let me arrange a good build for you. I'll post it in about an hour or two, alright? :)


    Okay, thanks.
    Even if you have a good build though, I will have to wait for 2-3 more builds to come before I pick yours or the others as solution :)
  3. nasubukan mo nang mag tanong sa TPC guru natin?
    sa 25k pede nakita mabuoan
  4. Best answer
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($73.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $563.79

    a very powerful processor
    it can surely play DayZ hi settings at good playable FPS
  5. Okay that ^^ good build!
  6. turkey3_scratch said:
    Okay that ^^ good build!


    thanks bro
    but still post your built, so he can have options
  7. oh i forgot add this for OCing
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing ($17.99 @ Newegg)

    grand total=$581.79
  8. turkey3_scratch said:
    Okay that ^^ good build!

    Post your build still so we can have more options like he said.

    patrichpachich said:
    turkey3_scratch said:
    Okay that ^^ good build!


    thanks bro
    but still post your built, so he can have options

    Hindi ko alam ung TPC guru, ano bayon? Sorry sa bad tagalog spelling ko pre.

    EDIT:
    Patrich you didn't add the monitor/keyboard/mouse..

    EDIT:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kidlat/saved/NckWGX
    Is this good?
  9. that would be perfect
    ok nayan :D
    piliin mo sagot ko ah hehehe XD
  10. patrichpachich said:
    that would be perfect
    ok nayan :D
    piliin mo sagot ko ah hehehe XD


    Ah okay, cge pre :) Mag ask nanaman ako ng para $800 kc nag up budget ko. Salamat pero!

    Thanks to everyone.
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