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September 12, 2012 2:18:09 AM

Hey guys, i just looking around the web seeing what i could do to put together a decent gaming rig for under 550 us dollars. I came up with this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.59 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $509.50
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 22:15 EDT-0400)

So what i want to know is does this build have any conflicting issues of something not being compatible, i also just want to know how you guys think this build will handle gaming on medium-high settings. Not trying to max stuff out here. thanks for the helps guys :D 
September 12, 2012 3:30:47 AM

It's pretty good so far. I would drop the SSD though and get an i3, your system will be faster overall that way. Get an SSD later as an upgrade.
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September 12, 2012 3:54:04 AM

I've also been researching a Pentium build this past week. If my understanding is correct, the Pentium memory controller will limit any ram to 1066 speed. So I've decided to get only 1066 ram with cl 7 timings. This (mis)information may be of interest to you. It would be great if someone would post a confirmation or denial of this potential waste of resources and dollars.
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September 12, 2012 5:51:37 AM

maskills24 said:
Hey guys, i just looking around the web seeing what i could do to put together a decent gaming rig for under 550 us dollars. I came up with this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($57.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.59 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $509.50
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-11 22:15 EDT-0400)

So what i want to know is does this build have any conflicting issues of something not being compatible, i also just want to know how you guys think this build will handle gaming on medium-high settings. Not trying to max stuff out here. thanks for the helps guys :D 


Drop the SSD and get a i3 like the other guy said, or get an AMD. Also get a full ATX mobo as it has more features.
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September 12, 2012 5:54:24 AM

spankmon said:
I've also been researching a Pentium build this past week. If my understanding is correct, the Pentium memory controller will limit any ram to 1066 speed. So I've decided to get only 1066 ram with cl 7 timings. This (mis)information may be of interest to you. It would be great if someone would post a confirmation or denial of this potential waste of resources and dollars.


He really needs to drop the CPU and get a i3 or AMD then don't he!
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September 12, 2012 6:21:09 AM

That does seem to be a more sensible option for gaming.
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September 12, 2012 3:19:27 PM

what amd CPU could I get? athlon II x3 is cheap ( on a tight budget) would that be better than the one I chosen
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