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February 7, 2012 5:03:26 PM

Hi everyone.

Basically depending on my financial situation, I am either building a 500$ Computer, Or a 700$ computer.


I am 14 and starting a job at mcdonalds soon. Bottom line Is i may make 50$ a week, resulting in 200$ a month after taxed 180. And then tythe leaving me with 150$ Or i could make more. I just dont know.

But if i dont make much say an extreme of 100 a month. I would need to get the 500$ Computer.

Basically My goal with this computer is to have a pc that can run BF3 medium settings 1600x900 resolution. Or max out MW3, MW2, MW1, COD2,COD1,WAW

I think this computer would do it. Bottom line is my budget is 500$, I would just like to know if it looks compatible, or if you could throw a better one together, that meets the needs stated above. Thanks for your time and godbless. :bounce: 

500$ COMPUTER


Ram = Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX 24$

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-1600MHz-KHX16...

HARD DRIVE http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk... 74$

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

PSU Diablotek DA Series 400-Watt ATX Power Supply PSDA400 20$

http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-400-Watt-Power-Supply-P...

GRAPHICS CARD 6770$ 99$

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-E...

MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a Chipset DDR3 1600 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard GA-M68MT-S2 53$

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GeForce-Chipset-Motherbo...

CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor (ADX250OCGMBOX) 73$

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Athlon-250-Processor-ADX250OC...

CASE Apex Computer Technology PC-389-C 10bay ATX Tower No Psu USB / Hd PC389C 25$

http://www.amazon.com/Apex-Computer-Technology-PC-389-C...

disk drive = Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) 23$

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern...

Os= Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack 100$

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...

491$


Thanks all

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February 7, 2012 5:07:39 PM

Also, take your time with the answers im in no hurry, lol (not even buying for months hahaha)
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February 7, 2012 5:18:23 PM

$400 for components + a copy of windows is a tight budget .

Athlon X3 $70
AM3+ mb with AMD760g chipset $60
2 x2 gig of RAM $22
500 gig hard drive $85
Corsair cx 430 psu $25
dvd drive $18
6770 graphics $90
+ a case ...... at around $30 . Some of the Rosewill m-ATX cases work well

newegg.com
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February 7, 2012 5:21:02 PM

Ill check new egg out, But could you link some of the parts? Its going to be hard to track down (2x2) gig o ram 22$

Thanks man godbless :bounce: 
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February 7, 2012 5:23:31 PM

chaotixblade said:
Ill check new egg out, But could you link some of the parts? Its going to be hard to track down (2x2) gig o ram 22$

Thanks man godbless :bounce: 


once you learn how to use Newegg its easy to find stuff

you can add filters on the left to look for 1333 Mhz RAM running at 1.5 volt

and above the results on the right you can order the search results by lowest price instead of the default "featured item"
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February 7, 2012 5:24:34 PM

Hmm, same prices on amazon across the board, I know you were estimating but the graphics was the same, so was the CPU, and both GPU's came with 20$ MIR

Hard drives the same. *sigh* :bounce: 
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February 7, 2012 5:25:10 PM

ok, just got your reply xD
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February 7, 2012 5:25:49 PM

Ill probably buy some stuff from newegg, some of its cheaper, and some cases amazon is because of no tax, But ill go 50 50, Ill give you best answer though. :) 
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February 7, 2012 5:26:22 PM

Best answer selected by computer_Wizzzzaa.
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February 7, 2012 5:41:12 PM

The 6770 is a good card but it's quickly getting outdated. If you can track down a 6790 that might be more worth it in the long run - it's only a $20 - $25 difference, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is what I could come up with for a $500 build - doesn't include Windows but the CPU is blazing fast for the price. There's two options - if you want the best performance for the money get the Intel G620. If you want better bang-for-buck go with the AMD A8. The A8 will provide that option better as you can eliminate the graphics card for now and run it off the built-in 6670 GPU on the CPU.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99
PSU: Corsair CX500 - $59.99
Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67CLB3 - $79.99
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 - $79.99
RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $39.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 - $99.99

Total: $512.99

- *OR*:

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99
PSU: Corsair CX500 - $59.99
Motherboard: ASRock A75 PRO4 FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX - $89.99
CPU: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU - $129.99
RAM: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $39.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM - $89.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99

Total: $477.93

This option won't give you a central graphics card as it runs one off the built-in graphics chip but you could do that and save money until you can get a better GPU. But you also get a bigger hard drive in this deal.
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