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December 16, 2012 1:56:43 PM

I'm planning on making a $500 gaming computer(including the OS). If anyone has some other builds that would've better for about $500 please tell me(mine went over budget) and can you tell me if my current parts are compatible. I also have to get a monitor, keyboard, and a mouse which im good with the ones i linked. My total was $589.88. So I was above but if this is as good of bang for my buck on this price area I'm good with the higher price tag( but is still want to stay at around $500 and no more than $600 if possible).Thanks in advance.

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 311 RC-311B-OWN1 Orange Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case($39.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive(59.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard($64.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wi-Fi Adaptor: ENCORE ENUWI-2XN42 Wireless N300 Adapter, 2dBi IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2($14.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: MSI N210-MD512D3/LP GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card($34.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: MSI 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-18DP($20.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply($38.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM($99.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBSQ($20.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Hanns-G HL161ABB Black 15.6" 16ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 500:1($74.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard and Mouse: Microsoft Desktop 400 5MH-00001 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard($18.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





























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December 16, 2012 2:06:56 PM

If you're really interested in gaming, I'd look into buying a cheaper processor/mobo combination which would free up some more money to spend on a video card. The card you have there is pretty weak if you plan to do any gaming on higher settings.

Processor/mobo suggestions;
Intel G860: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80623g860
MSI H61: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h61me33w8

This would give you approx. $50 more for the video card and you'd get roughly the same performance from the CPU in games. I'm not sure what video cards are best at the $70-80 range though.
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December 16, 2012 2:31:09 PM

Thanks ill take a look at that and yeah I was worried it was to weak
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December 16, 2012 2:43:22 PM

Yeah, it is a little bit. I'd suggest probably looking at a 460. That could be sufficient for decent gaming. Though, as I said I'm not really familiar with the card in that price range so I really don't know.
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December 16, 2012 2:45:58 PM

Ok and that intel core looks really good for this on price especially. Thanks for the help.
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December 16, 2012 2:48:14 PM

a used Radeon 6870 can be had for $80 or on Ebay
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December 16, 2012 3:36:31 PM

Best answer selected by SpectreFlame.
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November 13, 2013 1:15:37 PM

you should get a better graphics card that one can mostly play casual games though
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November 13, 2013 1:16:27 PM

and you cant use laptop memory for desktop
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