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Need help making a Gaming Computer | Budget $400

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June 18, 2012 11:13:26 PM

Hello. i am new to this website and i really need help. i want a build a decent gaming computer that can run on good settings.

What i need:
-Optical Drive
-Video Card

Games i want to be able to play:
Cod 4
L4D ( Maybe )
Cod Waw
Mw3 ( Maybe )
Counter Strike

Please help me. Much appreciated :) 
June 18, 2012 11:26:21 PM

to be frank... idk if you're going to be able to build a decent game with a $400 budget. CPU + Motherboard itself are going to cost almost close to $300 together.

plus, the games you listed above are all graphic intensive games, and good graphic card don't come cheap.
even playing minecraft, that game needs RAM to be able to run it super smooth.

do some research on computer parts and raise your budget.
June 19, 2012 1:06:14 AM

Oh boy... I agree with target50, but here's the best I can do (without an optical... most people don't use one. The ASUS is like $18 if you want one):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL Pristine 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint M8 160GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex PC-389-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $384.92
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I surprised myself with that one! Who said it couldn't be done? I'd put any extra money into a better CPU. The i3-2120 would be preferable. I really surprised myself that it could be done. All of those will run fine on this.
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June 19, 2012 1:15:36 AM

ill see what i can do @above the low end seasonic psu doesnt have a 6pin.

HD 6850 135$
Pareema 1x4gb ram 20$
ECS H61m mobo 53$
Rosewill Green 430w + Rosewill Blackbone Case 75$ - 6$ with code RWCASE1506 = 69$
Pentium G850 + 22x Samsung Drive 92$

Total So far: 374.93+13.69 S/H =382.62$ without an HDD atm. there are 20$ worth in rebates atm and it would bring it down to 362.62.

if you cannot possibly go over the budget, with the hdd in tact, than the budget would probably get cut off the gpu to a 6770, ddr5 6670, or a gtx 550ti at the least
June 22, 2012 5:41:45 AM

I noticed you didn't say If you needed a operating system but make sure you have one, and If not that will add another $100.
June 22, 2012 5:30:07 PM

No, that PSU is not good.