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November 24, 2012 8:02:00 AM

Hey guys I'm looking to build a budget gaming pc for Christmas. My budget is around $500-550.
I don't know a lot about computers so I was looking around for a good build.
I was wondering if this would be a good $500 dollar build.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XccpZslGTGE

The build is in the description.

I'm thinking of building this but I don't know if there's a better build i can do
for $500 that would be better performance wise.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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November 24, 2012 9:11:22 AM

For $550 i would recommend a AMD CPU over a older Intel dual core, Also i find that you can also find a decent AM3+ board for a lot less than you can find a z77 board etc. The CPU i would recommend would be a phenom II x4 965, with the 650 TI you should be able to run most games at high settings
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November 24, 2012 11:28:43 AM

The pentium g850,g860 WILL (probably) beat phenom ii x4 in gaming. You also have an upgrade option to an i5/i7 later on with the lga1155 mobo. The 650ti should be good but if you would have been on here a few days earlier you could have gotten a hd 7770 ghz for $70!! The deals gone now :/ 
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November 24, 2012 1:14:53 PM

What games will you be playing/want to play?
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November 24, 2012 2:14:33 PM

DELETED OFF =(.

Never get 7800 series because WOW has problems with thme.
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November 24, 2012 3:29:51 PM

I mostly want to play World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, DayZ, Guild Wars 2, and some steam games.

Also yes I need an Operating System with the build.

Thanks everyone for the feedback any help is appreciated.
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November 24, 2012 3:47:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($116.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $457.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-24 12:47 EST-0500)

This would be best. $500 dollar build with OS.
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November 28, 2012 4:34:35 PM

Sorry for the late response but Cutebeans would 430w be enough? On the website it says the gpu needs a minimum of 450w
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