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Low-range Gaming Rig

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July 22, 2012 4:08:52 PM

Purchase Date: Anytime

Budget Range: 250-350

System Usage: Gaming, Microsoft Office

Moniter: Yes

Parts: Any and All\

OS: No

Preferred website: Newegg

Virginia, USA

No Parts Preference

Overclocking: Don't Know How

SLI or Crossfire: Don't Understand The Difference

No Particular Moniter Resolution Preference

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I am tired of console gaming and would like to try PC

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July 22, 2012 4:33:05 PM

this is a very basic gaming system without a monitor.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($17.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $357.91
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 12:38 EDT-0400)


and this is with a monitor for 1080 gaming
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P23 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive ($17.00 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC E2243FWK 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $492.90
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 12:38 EDT-0400)
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July 22, 2012 4:38:49 PM

Hi there.

I can understand that you are getting tired of console gaming, a lot of people are, in fact, console gaming is said to be dead within the next 5 years. Im sorry to say, but i do not think you will get a very good build for that budget. You need to get a motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, Case, GPU, PSU. People can just barely get away with a good build for 800. If you goto a site such as e-bay, your chances are a lot higher as second hand products are cheaper, however there is the risk of them being faulty. People like to sell products that are faulty with out telling the buyer. So i recommend you save a little more, preferably around 800-900. You maybe could sell your console and get an extra 240-300. And for SLI & Xfire (crossfire), are the same thing. But, SLI is Nvidia, Xfire is ATi. It is just running two graphics cards together for better performance. To understand how this works, A graphics card (GPU) must process frames per second (FPS), in general you want atleast 20 fps or more or it will be choppy like a slide show. GPU has to process 20 FPS, every second, which puts stress on the GPU, Having two allows one GPU to process one frame while the other gets one ready to process after the first. So they have that split second intervill of extra time to process, which give better performance, however it requires more power and generates more heat. And not all games support this. Sorry for the long answer. I hope this helps.
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July 22, 2012 5:02:55 PM

Here's a $400 build without an OS...you can save $15-$20 with a smaller HDD..revised build :

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 14:14 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKU0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKU0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cKU0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer V193WEJb 19.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ eCost)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $416.57
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-22 14:18 EDT-0400)
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