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Need help with a 300-400 USD computer build

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July 19, 2012 1:30:32 AM

I really dont know very much about what i need to put into a computer but i at least want it to be able to run minecraft on high settings and league of legends those are the only things i want for games. No call of duty or bf3 or anything like that i just want something to play minecraft at a decent setting and league of legends i also want it to be fast for internet and uploading to youtube.
July 19, 2012 4:11:20 AM

If you don't need an operating system I'd go with an Celeron G530 CPU with a AMD HD 7750 graphics card. The accompanying parts would add to $400. If you can try to make room for in you budget you should get a Pentium G620. It cost $13 more but its is worth it.
If your only playing the games you listed you'll be able to max them out. Demanding games like battlefield 3 will be playable at medium to ultra settings.
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July 19, 2012 5:56:20 AM

I can't even max out Minecraft with an i3 lol
July 19, 2012 6:26:53 AM

July 19, 2012 6:30:28 AM

And what's better nvidia GeForce gt 520 or and radeon hd 6670
July 19, 2012 6:31:39 AM

AMD not and
July 19, 2012 8:04:32 AM

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July 19, 2012 8:12:20 AM

Sorry I have decided to buy an already built computer but for more its a cyber power and is around 600$ I was wondering if nvidia GeForce gt 520 was better than a radeon hd 6670
July 19, 2012 1:00:38 PM

reyesa said:
Sorry I have decided to buy an already built computer but for more its a cyber power and is around 600$ I was wondering if nvidia GeForce gt 520 was better than a radeon hd 6670

6670 hands down, especially if its GDDR5 version
July 19, 2012 3:02:50 PM

Thanks Im pretty sure it's only gddr3 will that be all right? It also has 8gb of ram and 500gb hard drive processor is AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz the graphics card is AMD radeon HD 6670 1gb what extent of gaming can that do?
July 19, 2012 3:57:55 PM

Oh an do you think it would be better if I got the same thing but I got 1tb hard drive but instead of AMD radeon hd 6670 1gb I got nvidia GeForce gt 520 only reason I consider is cause its cheaper which is better more hard drive space with worse graphic card or a better graphic card but less hard drive? Help!
July 19, 2012 4:11:14 PM

the Hd6670 is a far,. far better card than the 520. Get it even if you get a smaller HDD
July 19, 2012 4:39:56 PM

Thanks it still gets 500gb hard drive is that decent?
July 19, 2012 6:19:59 PM

You could build it better cheaper than one from Cyberpowerpc for the same price or less - $597.17 (shipped not including the below mentioned MIR's and Combos).

You get all solid components and a gaming quality Graphics card. you should be able to play BF3 on very high settings
check out this link for the system. there is $30 MIR and 2 combo deals that save an additional $20.

HDD/PSU Combo - save $10

CPU/MB Combo save $10
July 19, 2012 7:17:55 PM

Hmm I honestly don't think I am ready for my first build my parents are paying half and they don't quite understand the concept of making it yourself so Im just gonna buy a prebuilt but if you know of any better pcs from 500-600 please let me know I'm not trying to play anything demanding of the pc like bf3 just simple games like minecraft LoL maybe some tf2 thanks though
July 19, 2012 7:25:37 PM

Btw I'm trying to get a cyberpowerpc gamer ultra 2098 from what I've seen it looks like it can handle what I want and it has an ok graphic card

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July 19, 2012 7:42:25 PM

you mean this?

I'll do the job as long as you keep the resolution around 1440x900
July 19, 2012 7:45:03 PM

Yea that one and if I'm going to use that resolution is it better to get a smaller screen
July 19, 2012 7:46:01 PM

1366x768 and 1440x900 screens tend to be 17-19" models, and run about $90
July 19, 2012 7:49:33 PM

Ok thanks for all of your help I can't wait for my first gaming computer alls I have ever had is bad laptops
July 20, 2012 4:09:46 AM

Congrats on finding what would be your first gaming computer. I checked out those PC's and that one definitely is by far the strongest in it's price range. So good job :D 

Having said that, it hurts to see the prices on those things. A $550 PC should easily get a 560ti/6950 with a faster CPU ;) 
July 20, 2012 4:16:37 AM

I would deffinatly build my own but my parents think it would be better to just by a new 1 they are helping pay for it so I can't say no to that and I think it will get the job done I'm not planning on playing any games that really stress the computer just games like league of legends minecraft plus if I ever need to upgrade Im sure it wouldn't be difficult so hopefully it all works out.
July 20, 2012 4:22:03 AM

yeah, if you need to upgrade, it'll take up to a 6850/7850 on that PSU
July 20, 2012 6:28:28 AM

Would it be better to upgrade the ps if I was to upgrade the graphic card tho?
July 21, 2012 4:50:13 AM

reyesa said:
Would it be better to upgrade the ps if I was to upgrade the graphic card tho?

As Sqrl said - A half decent 500 watt PSU will take upto an HD 7850/GTX 670. But it won't make sense to buy a new card right off the bat if you are to buy the Cyberpower PC. It will jack up the prices further. But keep this in mind for possible future upgrade(s) ;) 
July 21, 2012 4:56:49 AM

Ok thanks and I think it comes with a bad psu so I think it would be good to upgrade that asap
July 28, 2012 6:28:56 AM

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