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April 21, 2012 9:41:43 PM

Hello,
I am looking for a around $500 gaming computer. The only parts I have are Mouse and Keyboard. I am totally new to this and would love so advice. I hope to be ordering this sometime this week. A complete list of parts would be great!! Also I want widows 7 64 bit.
Thank you

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April 21, 2012 9:53:15 PM

windows costs $100

a monitor will cost $90 or so

leaving not much for the rest of your system .
April 21, 2012 9:57:00 PM

I forgot to mention I have a Monitor
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April 21, 2012 9:58:54 PM

Frencho said:
Hello,
I am looking for a around $500 gaming computer. The only parts I have are Mouse and Keyboard. I am totally new to this and would love so advice. I hope to be ordering this sometime this week. A complete list of parts would be great!! Also I want widows 7 64 bit.
Thank you
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CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.98 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6570 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS70 OEM DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VW193TR 19.0" Monitor ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $548.86
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-21 18:02 EDT-0400)

For you I think an AMD rig might be of better value.
April 21, 2012 11:28:49 PM

Hey thank you so much for all the advice... Is there anyway to get a better CPU with an AMD build
April 21, 2012 11:30:50 PM

Frencho said:
Hey thank you so much for all the advice... Is there anyway to get a better CPU with an AMD build


I can probably attempt to make a amd based build. the advantages of using amd is that it can overclock vs intels lower end processors that cannot overclock. though because of it, it suffers higher temperatures
April 21, 2012 11:38:05 PM

If you can that would be much appreciated :) 
April 21, 2012 11:47:17 PM

Thanks would this work for highest settings on minecraft
April 21, 2012 11:55:09 PM

Frencho said:
Thanks would this work for highest settings on minecraft


at what resolution(I myself do not play mine craft, but it shouldnt be too demanding)
April 21, 2012 11:57:12 PM

I don't know the resolution but I know its 1080p
April 21, 2012 11:57:54 PM

Yes right this way please..... let me show you our AMD build options.....


AMD Phenom II 965: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
M5A97 AM3+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Windows 7 64 bit OEM

Its kinda not possible, since there is 500$ capped max, its just not possible to spend 100$ on each part. Perhaps if you changed to micro atx and just got 4GB kit, 600 watt power supply.. I guess the only option you have is to go to the store... buy a Dell/ASUS/ Gateway system already and when you get the money get a new PSU and Graphics card.. Done.
April 22, 2012 12:02:44 AM

Frencho said:
I don't know the resolution but I know its 1080p

1080p is the resolution. And you can play mine craft with about any computer. Just a good low end GPU will do the job of rendering... You got nothing to worry about! 500$ minecraft machine ease
April 22, 2012 12:06:50 AM

Frencho said:
I don't know the resolution but I know its 1080p



1080p is 1920x1080 resolution and that's a bit high with a 500$ budget. according to game debates page, the pentium g850 is .1 mhz below the average recommended cpu, but the 6670 should be slightly above the average. For sure, it can run on 1280x720 but 1920x1080 would be a much higher budget.
April 22, 2012 12:17:03 AM

No its doable on 500$. Like i said, go out buy a system already put together and then get a 7750 or GT 430

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April 22, 2012 12:32:08 AM
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k found something i guess gimme a sec posting something up

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

includes i3-2120 dual core 3.3 ghz (very solid cpu)
500 gb hdd
4 gig ram
trashy psu you are going to throw away or give away
win 7 home premium
16x dvd drive(so you're going to read/write cds slower than a 24x)

The 6670 from above, comes with dirt 3 game

Rosewill Hive 550w, (you have the option to change the psu, reccomend using a certified one though at least) use this psu and junk the horrible 230w in the case

~515$ total

the other desktop pc builds on newegg at the sub 400~ have horrid cpus and/or have to gamble with a refurbished one. this one with the 2120 probably is the one thats worth the most for its power/price ratio


warning: there is absolute little ventilation in this case and things may get hot.

warning 2: cords are going to be a pain
April 22, 2012 12:41:57 AM

thanks
April 22, 2012 1:05:35 AM

Except replace that video card with a 7750, also don't change out that power supply. If you get that Power supply its cables won't fit in that small case.. Just spend the money on that little computer and a 7750.. And your set. Perfect Minecraft

April 22, 2012 1:10:26 AM

Rockdpm said:
Except replace that video card with a 7750, also don't change out that power supply. If you get that Power supply its cables won't fit in that small case.. Just spend the money on that little computer and a 7750.. And your set. Perfect Minecraft


there is absolutely no way the computer will run a 7750 on a 220 non certified with an unknown 12 amp rail amperage. if it has a 6 pin connecter with it. the 7750 itself is 50$ more than the 6670 with only slightly better graphics power.
April 22, 2012 1:18:37 AM

Ah but you forget 1 thing young one.... Wise on one part but not the other. You see, the 7750 requires no external Power. Run solely off of Motherboard power. But i can understand not every enough juice to run the card through the PCI Lane... but if it doesn't have enough for the 7750 then it sure don't have it for the 6670. Since the 7750 has been more engineered to save more power.
April 22, 2012 1:25:01 AM

looking into the 7750 a bit, didnt know it doesnt run of a 6 pin, but on a 220w psu of unknown quality, i still think it may be pushing it.
April 22, 2012 1:26:38 AM

Dude, i am telling you.... Its no different than a 6670. If anything, the 6670 will use more..

Infact to settle this delimma why don't we just say... GT 430 and call this discussion a wraps
May 2, 2012 12:47:40 AM

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May 2, 2012 1:09:41 AM

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