[New Build] Budget Gaming...Thoughts? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 21, 2012 12:27 AM in Systems Share needfortofu27 November 21, 2012 12:02:42 AM PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oytn Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oytn/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oytn/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($81.97 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg) Total: $364.92 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 20:48 EST-0500) Want to keep costs around ~<$400 More about : build budget gaming thoughts socialfox November 21, 2012 12:09:37 AM It's pretty good for a budget build, have you considered crossfiring an HD 6670? Will pack a punch when crossfired with the APU. zared619 November 21, 2012 12:16:34 AM I think you could benefit from an aftermarket cooler. This will make the build quieter, and allow for better overclocks. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/?tag=pcpapi-20 I also think that WD hard drives are better. They do have better warranties. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Other than that, you should have a good budget computer. In the future, I recommend getting a 6670 to crossfire with your iGPU. It will greatly increase graphics performance. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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Thats seriously low. ckholt83 November 21, 2012 12:23:25 AM If you can go a little over budget, this build would be far superior for gaming: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.28 @ TigerDirect) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($107.99 @ Microcenter) Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US) Total: $411.88 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 21:21 EST-0500) Get the motherboard from newegg to take advantage of their 8GB Free RAM promotion. If you live near a Microcenter, the i5 3470 can be had for $25 more than the i3, which is quite a bargain. boulbox November 21, 2012 12:27:42 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg) Total: $344.94 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 21:25 EST-0500) if you are familiar with overclocking the ram can OC to 1866 fairly easy even getting to 2133 @ 1.5v should be somewhat easy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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