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$500-600 gaming pc OR laptop (bad idea i know)

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December 12, 2012 10:49:12 PM

This was for the Desktop

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s6oR

Thing is, I need the OS too so it would be more like $600

If possible can someone recommend me a laptop as well? same price range

I want to be able to run games on low/med without problems. My current comp is a POS and I just want a reasonable replacement for a year or 2
December 13, 2012 1:21:49 AM



Thanks a lot, safe to pull the trigger on this?

CPU
Intel Pentium G850 (Sandy Bridge): 2.9 GHz Base Clock Rate, No Turbo Boost, 3 MB Shared L3 Cache
$70

Heat Sink
Intel Boxed Heat Sink and Fan
0

Motherboard
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP: LGA 1155, Intel H77 Express
$70

RAM
G.Skill Value Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34

Graphics
PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-DH: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB $170

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD3200AAKX: 320 GB, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
$65

Case
Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid-Tower $40
Power Supply

Antec VP-450 450 W $36
Optical Drive

LG 24x DVD Burner SATA Model GH24NS90-OEM $16

Total Price $501

I am assuming the heat sink/fan comes with the CPU?
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December 13, 2012 3:54:26 PM

I think its ok to buy, i guess the CPU comes with a heatsink.
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December 13, 2012 4:08:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.60 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $602.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 13, 2012 8:57:51 PM

frankcomputer said:
Thanks a lot, safe to pull the trigger on this?

CPU
Intel Pentium G850 (Sandy Bridge): 2.9 GHz Base Clock Rate, No Turbo Boost, 3 MB Shared L3 Cache
$70

Heat Sink
Intel Boxed Heat Sink and Fan
0

Motherboard
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP: LGA 1155, Intel H77 Express
$70

RAM
G.Skill Value Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34

Graphics
PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-DH: Radeon HD 7850 1 GB $170

Hard Drive
Western Digital WD3200AAKX: 320 GB, 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
$65

Case
Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid-Tower $40
Power Supply

Antec VP-450 450 W $36
Optical Drive

LG 24x DVD Burner SATA Model GH24NS90-OEM $16

Total Price $501

I am assuming the heat sink/fan comes with the CPU?


dont get a Pentium, they are becoming one of Intels older worse proccesors. shell out some money and at least get an i3 of some kind

also that GPU is amazing for sort of a low end system.
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December 13, 2012 9:51:47 PM

gommer556 said:
dont get a Pentium, they are becoming one of Intels older worse proccesors. shell out some money and at least get an i3 of some kind

also that GPU is amazing for sort of a low end system.


djangoringo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.60 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($162.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $602.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Is this better? Most likely going to have to get the parts after xmas :/ 

Thanks
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December 16, 2012 5:41:46 PM

Ok, going to pull the trigger, should I buy all of the parts off of new egg? Still want to get the laptop b/c I don't want to break anything putting the computer together...But understanding how much more performance the desktop has makes the laptop not even an otion.
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December 16, 2012 5:53:50 PM

A $500 desktop will be 3 times as powerful as a similarly priced laptop easily, for gaming.
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