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October 16, 2012 3:13:11 PM

Hello, these are the parts im about to order and pick up tomorrow or the next to build a PC.

Do you think this is a good buy for all the parts?
im hoping for some confirmation because i dont know a whole lot and its the first time im building a pc from scratch. Also planning on taking a dvd burner from my old pc to save just a little.

I play WoW and the new counterstrike i dont think they're to graphics heavy and hoping to run them on HIGH settings maybe even Ultra settings for WoW, but im just not sure..

Hows this system for a low budget under 500 dollars?

Thanks!

AMD AM3+ x4 FX-4100 3.6Ghz CPU $112

Asus m5a78l-mlx plus motherboard $62

Kingston HyperX Blue 4GB Kit(2Gx2) DDR3 1600 $25

Sapphire 1GB 7750 PCI-E VGA Card (SI) $99

Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 500GB 7200rpm sata3
$60

Gigabyte Desktop KM-5200 USB (K/B+Mouse)
$10

A-Power APWR-C-MGX1 Megatronx1 Case with PSU 750 W $35

Total : $403

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October 16, 2012 6:46:29 PM

Get a better card, the 6850 is a bit more expensive but much better than that sucky thing also, get a better case if you can strech your budget. otherwise it's not a bad build.
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October 16, 2012 6:49:09 PM

Won't let me edit for some reason,

Just realised you said CS:GO and WoW, the 7750 will do you fine.
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October 16, 2012 9:00:13 PM

there is a 1.5 TB seagate on special for $50 on the deals section on the front page of tomshardware

not bad penny pinching though
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October 16, 2012 9:25:27 PM

For a gaming pc, the graphics card is all important. A good rule is to budget twice the cost of the cpu for the graphics card.
Here, you are 1 to 1.
With your combined cpu/gpu budget of $211, it would be better to spend $140 on a batter graphics card . Something in the 7770/6850/ GT650/650ti class.
pair that with a good $70 cpu like the Intel G850.

For most games, you will do better with a faster duo.
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

DO NOT GO CHEAP ON THE PSU!

The only case/psu combo I would trust would be Antec.
The A-power has to be dangerous. No way can you get a psu for $35, let alone with 750w and an included case.
It will not deliver the advertised power, not that you need 750w anyway.
But, more importantly, you run the risk that if the psu fails, it can destroy anything it is connected to.
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October 17, 2012 12:16:34 PM

Thanks for the replys, yeah i might go up to 500 and get a better card as you all say and good idea on the case i can probably go better and hopefully get a reputable supply that wont fail under 500 thanks for the input !!!
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October 17, 2012 12:21:42 PM

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October 17, 2012 12:32:35 PM

metalshred11 said:
Thanks for the replys, yeah i might go up to 500 and get a better card as you all say and good idea on the case i can probably go better and hopefully get a reputable supply that wont fail under 500 thanks for the input !!!


As an example of a $500 build, read this tom's article.
The components will have changed, and the prices will have changed, but the budget allocation is what you should be looking for:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...

good luck.
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