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Black Friday Budget Gaming Build

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November 23, 2012 7:43:50 AM

Building a budget gaming PC for my little bro. Went with some recent Tom's Hardware suggestions. Let me know what you guys think. Suggestions always welcome!

Already Have:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Looking at getting:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 on amazon
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $35.99

I don't really mind not being able to overclock the CPU. From the benchmarks it got it should be capable enough to handle games decently. I know the PSU is a ton of power I don't need but I had it for another build and decided to put it in this.
November 23, 2012 8:43:23 AM

Thank you tons for the response and suggestion. There will be no WoW being played. Mostly bf3, skyrim, starcraft II, and of course minecraft... (he's 13)

I am used to nvidia cards and just haven't researched ati's a lot, so I appreciate the comparison. Every thing else look okay? Any crazy bottlenecks or anything I've missed?
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November 23, 2012 9:18:20 AM

Dang, you're right I did. The board looks pretty similar too. On the latest Sub-$160 motherboards article I was comparing the msi to the others. They showed a decent drop in 3dmark score because the board doesn't include Virtu MVP. Do you think it would show a drastic difference in quality though? $40 worth difference?
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November 23, 2012 9:28:01 AM

Wow, I researched on what you said and you're right. It does make a difference. Sorry for steering you the wrong way. :( 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I learned something new today! Thanks :)  Get the Asrock, It's already $99 without the rebates and it has the Virtu tech.
November 23, 2012 9:55:12 AM

Haha no problem. I'm pretty torn on the Gigabyte board and the ASrock you provided. I can't see a noticeable huge difference except a few usb ports and some extra software. Thanks again for the suggestion. Oh, and I knew there'd be some cheaper RAM somewhere. Didn't really delve too deep on that one so thanks for the suggestion on that as well.
a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2012 1:10:36 AM

Good luck bro. Asrock is the number 3 motherboard provider in the whole world.
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