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Hey I'm looking into getting my 1st gaming pc, and I'm trying to go for a $500 build that can run games like Planetside 2, Battlefeild, and Skyrim on good settings with nice fps. I'm also just gonna do gaming on this pc. So if anyone has any recommendations or any changes to my build I'd greatly appreciate it!
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dWgq99
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    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bKhdf7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bKhdf7/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $510.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-19 21:59 EST-0500

    I changed the case, because its much more popular, much more reviews.
    I dont know if you are going for a micro-atx build though.
    Keep in mind that you have to set aside money for a monitor, and peripherals. Generic mouse will be a hassle if you are gonna play fps.
    Perhaps spend more money and upgrade to fx series cpu and mobo, might be worth it if you plan to use it for a long time.
  2. Nigales said:
    Hey I'm looking into getting my 1st gaming pc, and I'm trying to go for a $500 build that can run games like Planetside 2, Battlefeild, and Skyrim on good settings with nice fps. I'm also just gonna do gaming on this pc. So if anyone has any recommendations or any changes to my build I'd greatly appreciate it!
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dWgq99


    I assume you're interested in overclocking because you got a dedicated cooler, but that one won't cut it. If you are overclocking, I suggest the Hyper 212 EVO or the Enermax ETS-T40-TB. Keep in mind the CPU will bottleneck the 280 somewhat.
  3. i suggest the following changes :
    mobo which supports 860K right of the box :
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fm2a88xpro3
    greater PSU
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10600kr
  4. I hate to see pc's without an ssd I feel so bad for those missing out.
  5. Hey I made some slight changes to the build, what do you think? And thx again for all the help! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/J2DKMp
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