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300-500 Budget build gaming PC

First off I'll start with saying that I got a pretty good computer months ago for myself, off of a build that someone on this site helped me set up.

After rebates I believe I paid a total of $427 and I can run newish games on all high graphics with no issues(GTA 4, etc.)

My issue is that a buddy needs a PC with similar standards, but the one I built has many parts de-activated and I am not good at mix and matching with PC parts, so I'll leave it up to someone who knows more.

General information - This computer does not need to be unbelievably good, just needs to be able to run 'newish games'.

Cheap cases are fine, 4 or more gigs of ram preferred, hard drive 500 or more GB would be nice.

Monitor is not required, DVD burner would be nice.

Mouse and keyboard not required.

300-500 with or without an OS(Not important, but if from some miracle you can make it, that'd help)
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  1. I am selling a gaming pc i built because i dont have the time to enjoy it and would like for someone else to enjoy

    i can sell you this build for $400 shipped, that leaves room in your budget for OS

    search ebay for dan4patriots7 to look at my feedback

    Specs:
    Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core 3.1 Ghz
    4GB GSkill Ripjaws CL7 DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    AsRock H61M U3S3 Motherboard
    Seagate 500GB 7200.12 Hard Drive
    DVD Burner w/Lightscribe
    Antec 430 Watt Earthwatts PowerSupply
    Coolermaster Elite 341 Case
  2. the SBM PC does not have OS factored into its price
  3. I would much rather buy all new components, in case of problems, warranties, etc.
  4. they are pretty much brand new, bought within a month, i can include reciepts

    pictures of the pc can be found here
    http://s693.photobucket.com/albums/vv298/dan4patriots/Core%20i3%20Gaming%20PC/
  5. Squeege, I got a build for you. That you can put together yourself.
    Check in my siggy for the build. $450. It should handle any game just fine. You can get the OS extra to total @ $550
  6. the build he suggests is identical except for the ram in my build is CAS7 and not a dated 4830 but a DX11 GTS 450 and cheaper to boot
  7. aznshinobi said:
    Squeege, I got a build for you. That you can put together yourself.
    Check in my siggy for the build. $450. It should handle any game just fine. You can get the OS extra to total @ $550


    Amazon no longer sells the ram you have listed... the 500 dollar build suggested earlier is excellent and fits well, but is just a tad bit too expensive.. the budget is tight and literally cannot go over 500 dollars.
  8. with my build, you are at budget, amazon sells 64bit windows 7 oem for $99
  9. -_- You don't have to buy the ram off my website. You can go to newegg. Those are just part suggestions and I'm suggesting the 5670 dan, not the 4830, though I do mention it.

    +Dan, your build is used and who knows what you've done to it. With the parts I suggest he gets a new build.
  10. it is not used in the sense you are talking about- all i did was install os so i can get CPU-Z validation and my intent was to keep it but i need the money now plus you can check i have 100% feedback on ebay, i have not done anything to it
  11. squeege said:
    Amazon no longer sells the ram you have listed... the 500 dollar build suggested earlier is excellent and fits well, but is just a tad bit too expensive.. the budget is tight and literally cannot go over 500 dollars.


    in that case u could go a bit lower on the CPU
    without much performance penalties in GAMING
    consider these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103921
  12. gametstr said:
    in that case u could go a bit lower on the CPU
    without much performance penalties in GAMING
    consider these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103921


    We'll see what he thinks, thank you sir.
  13. aznshinobi said:
    -_- You don't have to buy the ram off my website. You can go to newegg. Those are just part suggestions and I'm suggesting the 5670 dan, not the 4830, though I do mention it.

    +Dan, your build is used and who knows what you've done to it. With the parts I suggest he gets a new build.



    Checking it all out now, thanks for the help!

    What are your thoughts on the HD 5770? is that better than the 5670?


  14. Thoughts?
  15. Best answer
    Drop the 840, it's just a renamed 640 Propus to decieve you that it is a Phenom. Get the X3 450 instead and save 30 bucks.

    The PSU looks alright, though the old Raidmax's aren't exactly the best. Looks like a fine unit though. You should get this card instead, same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131434&cm_re=6770-_-14-131-434-_-Product
    It'll be better, though you won't get the MIR.
  16. Best answer selected by squeege.
  17. aznshinobi said:
    Drop the 840, it's just a renamed 640 Propus to decieve you that it is a Phenom. Get the X3 450 instead and save 30 bucks.

    The PSU looks alright, though the old Raidmax's aren't exactly the best. Looks like a fine unit though. You should get this card instead, same price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131434&cm_re=6770-_-14-131-434-_-Product
    It'll be better, though you won't get the MIR.


    Thank you sir!
  18. GL and have a good build.
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