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$500 budget build suggestions.

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November 16, 2012 1:33:27 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks.

Budget Range: Around $500-$550. Preferably on the lower end.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, a lot of multi-tasking.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com. I don't mind other websites.

Location: Highland, California, united states

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Maybe?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Additional Comments: I'd like it to look nice and run quietly if possible. I'd like front facing USB ports. 3.0 would be great.

Thanks.
November 16, 2012 2:02:58 AM

Hows this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($171.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $524.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-15 23:02 EST-0500)
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November 16, 2012 3:57:13 AM

if your dead set on an intel cpu id say the above build is your best bet.
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November 16, 2012 4:00:14 AM

heavymetal2000 said:
if your dead set on an intel cpu id say the above build is your best bet.


It doesn't have to be intel. I wouldn't mind seeing what AMD can offer me for my budget.

Does look good though.
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November 16, 2012 5:04:25 AM

sin25 said:
It doesn't have to be intel. I wouldn't mind seeing what AMD can offer me for my budget.

Does look good though.

if you add another $70 to the build you could get a core i5 instead. if you wan't I can knock up a quick amd build.
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November 16, 2012 5:18:44 AM

An amd build would just allow you to go with more cores gor a slight increase in price. You can get a similar priced board and the amd fx 6300 cpu @ 129.99 and still remain pretty much in budget.

Whether or not it will be better then the intel build is a constant debate so its totally up to you. Personaly im an amd guy so it was an easy choice for me.
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November 16, 2012 11:42:19 AM

Actually will you be playing bf3 multipplayer ? if so the FX will be a far better choice.
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November 16, 2012 1:59:30 PM

milkshakez7z said:
if you add another $70 to the build you could get a core i5 instead. if you wan't I can knock up a quick amd build.



Sure, I'd like that to see that amd build. Thanks milkshakez.
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November 16, 2012 2:45:11 PM

If you live near a microcenter, they've got 2500k's going for $100 today.
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November 17, 2012 2:52:32 AM

sin25 said:
Sure, I'd like that to see that amd build. Thanks milkshakez.

Here you go ^_^
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($172.15 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $520.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 23:49 EST-0500)
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November 17, 2012 3:41:18 AM

Best answer selected by sin25.
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November 17, 2012 3:42:08 AM

milkshakez7z said:
Here you go ^_^
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($172.15 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $520.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-16 23:49 EST-0500)



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November 17, 2012 5:03:56 AM

sin25 said:
hm

thanks for selecting me for best answer ^_^ , I recommend the 7850 over the 560ti if you can find one for the same price aswell! Also that AMD cpu is unlocked so its overclockable so in a bit of time you should grab a good cpu cooler and OC it for extra speed ^_^
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November 17, 2012 5:15:38 AM

Depending on your usage, you may need an after market cpu cooler.
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November 17, 2012 5:30:17 AM

Nice choice on the build really like that fx6300 cpu
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