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Is this a good build for under $400 for a gamer?

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December 8, 2012 4:08:27 AM

Is this a good build for under $400 for a gamer?

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard $140
CPU: Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz $50
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 $70
PSU: SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W $70
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 $40

If so would I be able to run most new games on the lowest settings?

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December 8, 2012 4:31:12 AM

Go with this board b75 board $62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The you can get an i3 3220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a 650 for $100
or a 7750 for $105. This will end up being $15 more and will destroy your build in gaming.
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December 8, 2012 4:33:54 AM

What the guy above me said.
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December 8, 2012 4:36:08 AM

I think you should get an amd a10-5800k, its an apu so you dont have to buy a separate gpu. Its a faster cpu and better gpu.

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

Or go with the build above, but either way get a cheap motherboard for around $60. That Asrock you chose is a complete waste of money for your build

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


Lastly get a cheaper psu, you don't need that:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Saves you a lot of money
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December 8, 2012 4:37:19 AM

I forgot to say only get the 650 if you want ac3
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December 8, 2012 4:49:45 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I forgot to say only get the 650 if you want ac3

Thanks for the build, I forgot to say that I do plan on upgrading the system in 6 or so months, would that mobo still be a good option for that?
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December 8, 2012 4:52:57 AM

Well, it would be good, it just won't allow ocing or sli/cfx
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December 8, 2012 4:59:49 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:

and a 650 for $100
or a 7750 for $105. This will end up being $15 more and will destroy your build in gaming.

I'm sorry I only started looking into hardware day before last, I don't know what you mean by a 650 or 7750, is that a GPU? And I just want to make sure that the that this is compatible with my other parts. And again thanks for the help thus far. :) 
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December 8, 2012 5:11:13 AM

Azn Cracker said:
I think you should get an amd a10-5800k, its an apu so you dont have to buy a separate gpu. Its a faster cpu and better gpu.

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

Or go with the build above, but either way get a cheap motherboard for around $60. That Asrock you chose is a complete waste of money for your build

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


Lastly get a cheaper psu, you don't need that:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Saves you a lot of money


That mobo wouldn't support any Intel CPU right only AMD? And would I still be able to add a GPU down the road to make it better?
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December 8, 2012 5:45:43 AM

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December 8, 2012 6:04:02 AM

Yes he is talking about GPU. Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon HD 7750. AMD cards are more bang for your buck and easier to oc (overclock). NVidia cards IMO are better quality but more expensive. The 660 non Ti and 650 cards are pretty good value. Depends on your future upgrade path. The NVidia card comes with Assassins Creed III though if you're into that old thing. :-P If you plan on getting an Ivy Bridge chip, SLI/crossfire, and light oc in the future then get the AsRock otherwise get the cheaper b75 and you can still go Ivy Bridge which is a great value with room for a massive upgrade(i5-3570k). SLI 650's or crossfire 7750's would be pretty badass for the $200 price point though!

If you really want to oc heavy then go Sandy. I have heard people getting 5 GHz with the 2500k gotta get that golden chip though (mmm chip lottery). Get a decent z68 mobo now which are nicely priced right now I beleive. Then get get the i5 2500k later and it would still be a massive upgrade. Should get a nice cooler though for oc, stock heatsinks are garbage! Confused yet? Sorry man.

If you want a decent rig NOW w/ room for better cpu then go w/ itdanzsu's:
asrock b75
i3 3220
rad hd 7750 (bang for the buck)

low/medium settings depending on game

w/ room to get a better Ivy Bridge later!

IMO:

AsRock z77 extreme
Celeron (Temporary I hope)
7750
The PSU and ram you got

Upgrade later to i5 3570k or save up another 200 and wait a bit so you can build all at once and wont waste 50 which can go to your $35 cooler and $215 3570k. Component prices go down all the time so you might get a better deal if you wait and save up to have a $600 budget. Or save up another 100 and check this article out.

Medium/High Settings

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it...

Sorry for the novella, hope this helps and PM me if I have thoroughly confused you.
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December 8, 2012 6:22:26 AM

Thank you all for your help! Gave me some great build input that I will definitely use.
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