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Please help- Building a good Budget PC

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August 31, 2014 7:13:40 PM

Hi guys,

I am rather new to everything about PC's, but I have a budget to build a PC that I want to be ale to do some things. First of all, I am building a PC (not buying) and I want it to be upgradable.

Right now, all I want from it is:

- a motherboard that supports PCi Express 3.0, SATA 3, USB 3.0, 32 GB of RAM
- any CPU/ APU
- any Graphics card
- a case with holes for cable management, that supports the motherboard
-1 TB Hardrive
- As cheap as possible (less than $800 is the aim)
-Should be able to handle most games at maxed out settings- Ultra- at 1080p, with around 60 fps. I am interested in how it could handle benchmarks like Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, and Unigine- if they can also be close to maxed out, then that would be the best.
I have a faint idea about what i want, but it's a real tossup so I was hoping that you guys might b able to help

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a b 4 Gaming
August 31, 2014 9:57:35 PM

I'd go with this build, this is if you can stretch your $800 a bit more lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.58 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($96.66 @ Newegg)
Total: $859.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 00:56 EDT-0400
September 1, 2014 11:59:52 PM

Thanks I shall modify it a little, nice setup!
a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2014 12:46:03 AM

thegamerguy1 said:
Thanks I shall modify it a little, nice setup!

Sure man. Just remember, NEVER cheap out on the power supply. It's one of the most important things you need. If you pick a very cheap one, it could fry your components.