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210$ challenge basic gaming pc

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October 30, 2012 10:22:43 PM

Hi there I just want an advise about a PC I'm putting together soon.Thanks in advise.

Approximate Purchase Date: in a month or two

Budget Range: 200-300 (lower=better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the web, Gaming, Watching movies.

Parts not needed: Case , OS, HDD, DVD drive, PSU, Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon, ebay.

Location: Dominican Rep. (I've got a way to ship the parts.)

Overclocking: Maybe (If it's possible)

Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1080,


I've got a basic build in mind

CPU: Pentium G850 70$

MOBO: BIOSTAR H61MGC 55$

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333MHz 20$

GPU: HD 6670 DDR3 66$

System total: 211$ Roughly.

Sorry for my bad english.

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October 30, 2012 10:35:02 PM

I would say that this budget is awfully tight and that if you can go to $300, go for it.
More money needs to go into the GPU, so if you can go up in budget that is where you would want to do it.


A HD 6850 is about $135 and that would offer a lot more performance on the doolar.
Granted what you have here isn't terrible. I would recommend using 2 X 2GB for RAM though. :) 
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October 30, 2012 10:44:18 PM

I would like to help but what is the psu you would be using
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October 30, 2012 11:05:20 PM

i suggest whatever you can find on black friday.
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October 30, 2012 11:42:24 PM

Good responses. I'll keep an eye on black friday deals.Thanks.
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October 30, 2012 11:52:03 PM

raytseng said:
i suggest whatever you can find on black friday.


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October 31, 2012 12:53:49 AM

The 6670 will be fine for email, youtube, twitch, web based stuff. Gaming, not so much. BF3 @ 1920x1080 on Low at 30fps is about the max you're going to accomplish, and that's being optimistic.

This is the best I could do, it's more than your $210 budget but more capable.

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 ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $224.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Edit: horrible grammar
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October 31, 2012 5:04:23 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m0oE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m0oE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/m0oE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $219.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

CPU won't bottleneck, as GPU is mid-end
Don't need nice MOBO at this price point, most H61 MOBOs have same features anyways
Better GPU due to CPU downgrade, only difference in CPUs is clock rate, which isn't worth it at this price point.

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