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$400 gaming build? Is it possible? *need help*

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April 14, 2012 10:07:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (This week or next week)

Budget Range: $400 Before / After Rebates (Doesn't matter)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Surfing the net

Parts Not Required: Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or tigerdirect

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Whatever is best for the price

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 32in HDTV

Additional Comments: I need speakers and a wireless card. I'm not going to play any games like BF3 I need to know if this can be done on what i need :p 

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April 14, 2012 10:28:34 PM

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April 14, 2012 10:29:20 PM

At $400, it is better to just get a prebuilt system.
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April 14, 2012 10:30:39 PM
April 14, 2012 10:31:45 PM
April 14, 2012 10:33:29 PM

For less than 400, you're gonna need more retailers than newegg and tigerdirect.

Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($96.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R102-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $403.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-14 18:33 EDT-0400)

No wireless card, of course. $15 rosewill at newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . quality...eh...whatever. For sound, just get some cheap headphones.
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April 14, 2012 10:48:40 PM

He also needs a keyboard and mouse and some speakers.

It really isn't possible to get all you want+ a decent gaming PC for < or = $400
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April 14, 2012 10:55:33 PM

Just buy a SATA to IDE adapter.
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April 14, 2012 10:57:54 PM

azeem40 said:
Just buy a SATA to IDE adapter.
I was thinking about that, but I've heard so many horror stories...slow speeds, fried logic boards, unrecognizable drives . of course for pata, you probably couldn't tell the difference.
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April 14, 2012 11:07:53 PM

Fixed. Thanks. I would never recommend a IDE to SATA. I used one once and really hated it.
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