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500$cnd budget efficient game pc

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Last response: in Systems
August 3, 2012 3:29:13 AM


Approximate Purchase Date:
week+ (in no real hurry.)
Budget Range:
500$+-
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, 1080 videos, Youtube, surfing the web
Parts Not Required:
keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers, OS, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
ncix, newegg, tigerdirect, canadacomputers
Country:
Canada
Parts Preferences:
any
Overclocking:
no but will if able
SLI or Crossfire:
no
Monitor Resolution:
1920 x 1200
Additional Comments:
I'm looking to build a Power efficient, low cost PC.
It should be quiet while idle, surfing the web.
yet be able to play most modern games at acceptable frame rates at med quality and be as loud as it wants.

my current build

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/dI6n

Motherboard,ram was kinda chosen at random.
So from what I have been reading the 7xxx drivers sucks.
can 300w even power this?

Any advice/opinion/criticism greatly appreciated.

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August 3, 2012 4:53:58 AM

Better off to go for an AMD build on this budget.

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Computer Valley)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $464.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 00:54 EDT-0400)