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Trying to build a gaming PC under $500

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December 13, 2012 8:42:31 PM
a b 4 Gaming
December 13, 2012 9:06:07 PM

It depends on the games you would be trying to play as well as the resolution of your monitor. It will probably play most games around medium
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December 13, 2012 9:36:27 PM

Spend an extra $20 and get a 650 ti. It has a lot more power to it.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 13, 2012 9:37:40 PM

This build won't work. The motherboard you have chosen only supports up to 95W CPUs. You are better off going with this board

ASRock 960GM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as it supports 125W CPUs and will allow you to use AM3+ CPUs latter on. As for high/Very high you won't hit that with more demanding games using that video card, but might be able to on older or less demanding games.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 13, 2012 10:10:34 PM

Ah, you are correct. I guess I didn't notice because the 955 I have is the 95W version. Forgot about the Black Edition.
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December 13, 2012 10:12:18 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sn7V

Note: A couple of months back I remember reading that the video card might have some issues, don't know if they fixed it yet. To play it safe and save some more cash you can get a 7850 instead.
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