Gaming PC on the Cheap!

Goal: Gaming PC for 13yo cousin. Be able to play games 40fps mid settings.

Quick Part List: Intel G860, Gigabyte B75 mobo, HiS 6670 gfx, Corsair 430w PSU, G.SKill 8gb Ram, Seagate
7200rpm 500gb HD, Apevia mid-tower case, Lite-on CD/DVD RW

Resolution: 1280x1024 possibly 1600x1280
OS: Win 7 (have)
No parts preference.
Prefer Newegg/Amazon for shipping.
Order Date: Today. Taking advantage of sales.
Locatoin: US

Budget: $350 dollars.

Approvals, suggestions, general help or questions, please respond. Thanks :)

Current Parts list:

CPU: ($67.99) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LLBBSS/?tag=pcpapi-20

MOBO: ($69.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128540

Video Card: ($59.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161421

RAM: (FREE! w/MOBO) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

PSU: ($36.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Hard Drive: ($64.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Case: ($29.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144194

DvD Drive: ($15.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

Quick Price:
CPU: ($67.99)
MOBO: ($69.99
Video Card: ($59.99)
RAM: (FREE! w/MOBO)
PSU: ($36.99)
Hard Drive: ($64.99)
Case: ($29.99)
DvD Drive: ($15.99)

Total w/ Free Shipping (345.93)
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  1. For that budget build is good.
  2. butremor said:
    For that budget build is good.


    Good to hear. Thanks!
  3. I would consider the AMD A10 for a budget build.
  4. Supermuncher85 said:
    I'd would consider the AMD A10 for a budget build.


    Which A10 model would you consider? Is it because of price or performance? Both?

    Edit: The only A10 model CPU's I can find are the 5700 and 5800k. Both way over the price of the g860.
  5. Lamp said:
    Which A10 model would you consider? Is it because of price or performance? Both?


    Probably A10 5800K because it alleviates you from having to get a discrete GPU on a budget build.
  6. Anonymous said:
    Probably A10 5800K because it alleviates you from having to get a discrete GPU on a budget build.


    I'll consider it. I haven't looked at AMD much, so i'll need to do a little research into the intergrated 7660d vs the 6670 and the temps its going to run.
  7. Even with the cheapest decent parts possible a10 build is over budget
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $374.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 18:47 EST-0500)
  8. Slitghlty over yes. I always seem to have 2-3 cases in my closet unused which I can refurbish for some use or otherwise some old systems that can be cannibalized:/

    Watch this though! Just offering some food for thought, I still like the Intel build, nothing wrong with it. Just offering alternative http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv60r_cS8kw
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