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August 28, 2012 1:20:41 AM

Im looking at this here PC, Cyberpower Gamer Ultra 2122. I am on a VERY strict budget, I really can't afford anything more than $500. I may upgrade to a GPU to a GTS 250. I will be playing at 1366x768.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6883229304

It has an AMD A4-3400(2.7GHz) with AMD Radeon HD 6410D integrated video. Ive been reading around and people are saying that the AMD A4-3400 is underpowered or is not good enough, is this true?

What games will I be able to play? I have made a list, I was wondering if you guys could tell me if I could play the games listed below.

1. Minecraft (view distance far)
2. CoD 4
3. MW3 (Maxed out)

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August 28, 2012 1:31:45 AM

Wait what if I get the AMD A6-3670K 2.7GHz with the AMD Radeon HD 6530D instead? Will I get bottle necked GTS 250?
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August 28, 2012 1:39:42 AM

Whoa. For $500, you can build a PC that's a lot better.
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August 28, 2012 2:17:20 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQX7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($58.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.97 @ CompUSA)

Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($159.98 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $490.44

(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-27 22:18 EDT-0400)
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August 28, 2012 2:17:30 AM

Pretty bare-bone build, but it will game better than what you suggested above.

People please make changes and mods if you can -- I was trying to pick between 560ti and 6870
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August 28, 2012 2:26:31 AM

That RAM is expensive. A 2x2 kit is $20 normally. Otherwise +1 to your build.
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August 28, 2012 2:31:23 AM

+1 to building on your own/the above.
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August 28, 2012 3:25:35 PM

@bctande1 you are forgetting Windows. I still need to buy windows.
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August 28, 2012 4:13:01 PM

I'll get a build on PCPartpicker and be back in a min.
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August 28, 2012 4:53:15 PM

I Think this build will be perfect for you:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U/by_merchant/

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fU1U/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($58.98 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: GeIL Pristine 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.89 @ Compuvest)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2GB Video Card ($123.79 @ NCIX US)

Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Apevia 500W ATX Power Supply ($21.98 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($21.48 @ Amazon)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.80 @ Amazon)

Total: $503.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-28 12:52 EDT-0400)
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August 28, 2012 5:13:18 PM

OH *** thanks everyone! I will be looking at all of these.
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August 28, 2012 5:19:57 PM

Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.
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August 28, 2012 5:21:01 PM

Altris I sent you a private message with Two different builds
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August 28, 2012 5:35:06 PM

obsama1 said:
Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.



That's Why I sent him another build, I wasn't paying attention plus I was trying to stay at his budget, but i figured out a better build with a i3 so yeah
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August 28, 2012 5:36:08 PM

Oh and the PSU is normally 40 bucks its on sale
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August 28, 2012 5:44:18 PM

Apevia isn't a good brand. Stick to a reputable brand like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, etc.
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August 28, 2012 5:45:40 PM

obsama1 said:
Apevia isn't a good brand. Stick to a reputable brand like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, Seasonic, etc.


I know the Good brands but I was trying to keep it in budget for this guy, but he is right Antec, Seasonic, not sure about OCZ , etc.
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August 28, 2012 6:11:21 PM

I have a 600w OCZ PSU on my PC now. It works fine.
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August 28, 2012 6:21:50 PM

Altiris said:
I have a 600w OCZ PSU on my PC now. It works fine.


Then pick away man, doesn't matter to me, not my pc, but look at the private message i sent you
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August 28, 2012 7:48:20 PM

Btw I went to the process of selecting it and after the taxes and shipping costs, its $530. I even tried NCIX for some purchases because it was cheaper but I had to use Newegg because NCIX didnt have them.
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August 29, 2012 12:39:24 AM

guerrero said:
*shows my own inbox*


not trying to be offensive but your profile pic matches your statement. i linked him that so he can see his own inbox
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August 29, 2012 12:41:22 AM

idroid said:
not trying to be offensive but your profile pic matches your statement. i linked him that so he can see his own inbox


dood my fx 8150 wont fit into my z77 mobo
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August 29, 2012 12:48:00 AM

guerrero said:
dood my fx 8150 wont fit into my z77 mobo


LOOOL!
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August 31, 2012 5:20:11 AM

obsama1 said:
Not to brag, but a Phenom II and 550Ti is better than a Pentium and 550Ti. Also, that PSU is terrible. Forgot who it was, but someone here on the forums said that for every 100w, you expect to pay $10. So, a 500w PSU for $20 is going to be low-quality and I doubt it has the PCIe connectors for the 550Ti.


The G620 is rated above the Phenom II in performance benchmarks for gaming. Actually, the Pentium G's are part of Tom's hardware's recommended CPUs for the pricepoint. Additionally, Z77 and the Rosewill PSU will give him more room for upgrades, without having to do a drastic overhaul.
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August 31, 2012 2:44:25 PM

True, but when multitasking, the Phenom's 2 extra cores help.
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August 31, 2012 3:46:08 PM

Yes, but I think for the purpose of future proofing (Z77 MOBO) the Pentium G620 would be the better choice. And it costs less -- lower TDP. I say the OP finalize this desicion haha it's a hair splitter
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