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Is this a good deal? Budget gaming PC help!!!

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January 4, 2013 8:29:48 PM

I'm looking to finally get into PC gaming, and as such building my first desktop. I'm fairly good with computers so I think I can get the actual assembly done, but I'm not possitive on components. My budget is a meager $400, so I'm not exspecting top of the line, medium graphics on modern games would be fine. I was looking at newegg DIY kits, and this one caught my eye:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Is it ok, or am I missing something important. I know I'll have to buy the OS, so I'll have to find another hundred somewhere. Basically I'm looking for the best config under $400 before the OS. Also, I don't have a monitor, so would my TV be ok? Thanks:) 
January 4, 2013 8:40:25 PM

no...

this one has powerful GPU
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $413.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:39 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 8:43:27 PM

Lol definetly don't get that. It is best to build on yourself. The reason it is so expensive is because it has 2tb hdd and 16gb ram. Games hardly use 4-6. This build will beat that APU by a mile

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $384.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:42 EST-0500)

Actually has a real GPU in it. And yes your tv will be ok aslong as it has a VGA or HDMI (preffered).
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January 4, 2013 9:13:22 PM

blake1243 said:
Lol definetly don't get that. It is best to build on yourself. The reason it is so expensive is because it has 2tb hdd and 16gb ram. Games hardly use 4-6. This build will beat that APU by a mile

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.84 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($106.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.39 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $384.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 17:42 EST-0500)

Actually has a real GPU in it. And yes your tv will be ok aslong as it has a VGA or HDMI (preffered).


But the HDD you suggested is for a laptop. And will 500GB really be enough? I'd like to keep this for 2-3 years before upgrading.
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January 6, 2013 5:44:02 PM

lol in 3 years the HD 7770 won't play games at medium on 1080p. I personally own a HD 7770 and it plays most of my games on high. But i also plan to get a i5 + HD 8950 when they come out. The point of the lga 1155 budget build is to get a i5 later.
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January 6, 2013 6:09:21 PM

blake1243 said:
lol in 3 years the HD 7770 won't play games at medium on 1080p. I personally own a HD 7770 and it plays most of my games on high. But i also plan to get a i5 + HD 8950 when they come out. The point of the lga 1155 budget build is to get a i5 later.


ah, but intel is switching to LGA 1150 for Haswell, It's also their Tock, and that should give it better perforance than the sandy-ivy bridge tick, which gave you only like -4% improvement.


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January 6, 2013 6:20:33 PM

Its still gonna be 22nm architecture so i really don't think it will be more than 6%. And unless they discontinue the Ivy Bridge i5/i7 lineup they will still be a very good upgrade option. Haswell will probably be overpriced anyways, along with there new LGA1150 motherboards.
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January 6, 2013 6:25:30 PM

^ you dont know what you are saying
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January 6, 2013 6:25:42 PM

blake1243 said:
Its still gonna be 22nm architecture so i really don't think it will be more than 6%. And unless they discontinue the Ivy Bridge i5/i7 lineup they will still be a very good upgrade option. Haswell will probably be overpriced anyways, along with there new LGA1150 motherboards.



very true ;) 
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