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Need ideas for a entry level gaming build!

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December 14, 2012 3:11:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I will be purchasing the parts by Christmas

Budget Range: $450-$550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Surfing the web, Video editing and rendering

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: N/A

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: msy.com.au or pccasegear.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia

Parts Preferences: I would like this PC to last me a year or two

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 I'm fine with this outdated resolution ^^

Additional Comments: I would like this to run quietly. I would also like the PC to be able to run and record most games on mid/high settings on my resolution with no problems.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Outdated PC can't handle gaming anymore, its time for an upgrade!
December 14, 2012 3:15:55 PM

woflz said:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: I will be purchasing the parts by Christmas

Budget Range: $450-$550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & Surfing the web, Video editing and rendering

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: N/A

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: msy.com.au or pccasegear.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Australia

Parts Preferences: I would like this PC to last me a year or two

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 I'm fine with this outdated resolution ^^

Additional Comments: I would like this to run quietly. I would also like the PC to be able to run and record most games on mid/high settings on my resolution with no problems.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Outdated PC can't handle gaming anymore, its time for an upgrade!


You may have read this article already, but just in case you hadn't I wanted to link you a build that Tom's put together for a gaming PC at $500:

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

Here's another similar article from AnandTech:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6182/fall-budget-system-b...

I'll leave the rest to the experts!
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December 14, 2012 3:38:16 PM

dcointin said:
You may have read this article already, but just in case you hadn't I wanted to link you a build that Tom's put together for a gaming PC at $500:

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

Here's another similar article from AnandTech:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6182/fall-budget-system-b...

I'll leave the rest to the experts!


The problem with that Anandtech build is that it uses a really low end video card and a PSU that leaves no room to upgrade. The Tom's build is better but they do cut a lot of corners on CPU and RAM, but then on a $500 budget you have to make sacrifices somewhere.
December 14, 2012 3:46:14 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The problem with that Anandtech build is that it uses a really low end video card and a PSU that leaves no room to upgrade. The Tom's build is better but they do cut a lot of corners on CPU and RAM, but then on a $500 budget you have to make sacrifices somewhere.


I definitely would agree with you there. Tom's ability to work a Radeon 7850 into its build is a huge advantage.
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