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November 28, 2012 5:11:03 PM

Hello I'm new to computers and I'm thinking of building my own.
I don't have a lot of money so it's going to be a budget gaming computer.
I already have a monitor and I'm going to need a operating system.

But tell me what you think of this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

I'm not sure if that's good for gaming I'm thinking about buying it but I'd like some feedback on it first.
Any help is appreciated!

Also if I do get that I'll probably order 8gb of ram instead of 4

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a c 387 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 5:24:39 PM

It will be alright. It should play games on medium-ish settings.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 5:30:36 PM

Doesn't actually look that bad for a combo. The i3 is alot better than people think it is.
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November 28, 2012 6:41:41 PM

th3pk3rkyle said:
Hello I'm new to computers and I'm thinking of building my own.
I don't have a lot of money so it's going to be a budget gaming computer.
I already have a monitor and I'm going to need a operating system.

But tell me what you think of this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

I'm not sure if that's good for gaming I'm thinking about buying it but I'd like some feedback on it first.
Any help is appreciated!

Also if I do get that I'll probably order 8gb of ram instead of 4

Well that gpu is terrible. I recommend you just build it yourself. Pick out parts and post your build. On your budget I recommend the cheapest IB i3 you can find on newegg, a 450w 80+ psu, a 7850 1GB, and a $55 Asrock motherboard. Go from there and post your build.
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November 28, 2012 6:56:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pZqx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pZqx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pZqx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 400W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $520.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-28 15:56 EST-0500)

Best I can do to keep it as low as possible. Better build imo.

I would get a 2GB 7850 though if possible.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 9:39:36 PM

I would swap that CPU above for an Ivy Bridge one, to be more compatible with the motherboard.

I would also go with 2x4GB as opposed to 1x8.

And I don't feel that the 2GB is worth it over 1080p.
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November 28, 2012 11:29:23 PM

How is the gpu bad? It has good reviews. I just need it to be able to run WoW, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and DayZ
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a c 387 4 Gaming
November 28, 2012 11:39:48 PM

You can probably play those on medium-ish settings. Its just not that powerful of a card.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2012 12:25:21 AM

Well, its not powerful in comparison to what you CAN get with your budget. The 650Ti is faster than my current card, and my current card is still fast, but I would love a new one.
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November 29, 2012 1:53:43 AM

th3pk3rkyle said:
How is the gpu bad? It has good reviews. I just need it to be able to run WoW, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and DayZ


Because it is terrible price performance wise. The 7750 is about the same and yet costs $10 less AND uses almost no energy doing so. They clearly bundled that 650 to sway noobs with "GTX" (No offense they got me before lol), and get rid of that card no one buys.
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