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600$/- Computer[Please HELP]

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October 14, 2012 8:38:23 AM

Hi, tomshardware got the best reputation in terms of technology and thats the reason i post my thread hoping to get some help. I have never built a rig before. I just got my paypal to working so i need help of understanding everything from scratch. I am doing serious research on it and reading alot of articles and guides.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1/12/12

Budget Range: 600$/- After tax and shipping and everything. In short, I only got 600$ to spend. Not a penny more.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, watching movies and sometime rendering and uploading game clips.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: Actually, I am going to built one from scratch and i only
got a laptop at the moment.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: idk really because this is my first built

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Agra, India.

Parts Preferences: Intel i5, gtx 650 or gtx 650 ti, around 17-18" 1920*1080 monitor, 4gb ram

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want a reliable pc. It should be good to open anytime i want to and run as long as i want it to without making any disturbances. I don't play many high-fi games. Just SA:MP (mod for gta sa), i also got gta4 and battlefield 3 which don't work good on my laptop i have.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is not good for games and its not upgradeable.


For additional things, i like having a flat keyboard like a laptop, i already got a mouse

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October 14, 2012 9:13:19 AM

I think you should consider saving a little more, it will be almost impossible to get a worthwhile build with a monitor, keyboard and stuff with it-
budget splitup
Monitor-$100
OS-$100
CPU-i5 is roughly $200
GPU-GTX 650 is $150
Seriously, just that stuff and you've literally got $50 left for case, PSU, RAM, MOBO, keyboard, hard drive- in short, save up some more money since your computer would be full of compromises which could be trouble later on
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October 14, 2012 10:11:44 AM

I feel this is pretty much the only choice

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Acer G215HVAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $597.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 14, 2012 10:57:37 AM

Hi i made you a build.But just so you know it's impossible to build the thing you want with on that kind of a budget.
I made you a pretty decent build that's twice as fast as the one made by FinneousPJ but it's still quite a bit over your budget.But you should become a bit more realistic.You can't really build a upper-mainstream PC on a budget that low.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($92.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $619.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 14, 2012 11:01:43 AM

Ogh and i didn't see you were from India.Prices there are quite a bit higher than in the US so you won't be able to build even a half decent PC with that budget.
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October 14, 2012 2:58:13 PM

Yes, i know everything is like crazy costly in India but thats why i thought if i purchased everything online from newegg or ebay, amazon then it would probably be less costly... isn't it?

I may increase budget to 700$ if you guys think that its not good for a gaming computer.

But, i need 4 cores processor because new games support 4 cores.
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