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Gaming PC on the Cheap!

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November 23, 2012 8:50:21 PM

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=N82E168...

Video Card: ($59.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: (FREE! w/MOBO) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: ($36.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: ($64.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: ($29.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DvD Drive: ($15.99) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2012 8:53:23 PM

For that budget build is good.
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November 23, 2012 8:55:36 PM

butremor said:
For that budget build is good.


Good to hear. Thanks!
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November 23, 2012 9:20:52 PM

I would consider the AMD A10 for a budget build.
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Anonymous
November 23, 2012 9:27:27 PM
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November 23, 2012 9:30:18 PM

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.
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November 23, 2012 9:32:11 PM

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.
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November 23, 2012 9:39:08 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2012 9:47:28 PM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2012 10:23:01 PM
November 24, 2012 1:44:43 AM

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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