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Buliding my first computer. Recomondations?

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December 27, 2012 3:49:00 AM

I want a faster desktop computer, mine does alright but I'd like to play games like Skyrim (Lowest setting is fine) or play GTA IV better. My desktop was built by my dad with the help of a local computer store so if any can be saved to save money that'd be great. I think the hard drive and the OS is only thing save able though. My budget is $400. I was looking into this computer build for $600 it'd be cheaper because of the stuff I have already but still doubt I'd have enough. http://goo.gl/V7KT3 (budget one) but I was wondering if I could get something better. but I don't have much money to spend. $400 is about as much as I can go.

My Current desktop:
Motherboard: Foxconn A6VMX
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 and 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ~ 2.7GHz
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
Memory: 2 GB Ram
Power Supply: mastiff dual 550 ~50/60Hz
Hard drive: not Seagate 500 GB (dont want a new one)

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December 27, 2012 3:54:42 AM

$400 is an extremely tight budget but try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $445.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:53 EST-0500)

*OR*

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $422.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 00:56 EST-0500)
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