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January 6, 2013 12:07:40 AM

Hello everyone. I've been looking around to get a cheap gaming computer that can run games like: Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, StarCraft II, etc. I would like to be able to run all of these games on Medium-high setting if possible. This build needs to include the OS and a monitor. My budget is $510. Would also be nice if this system could be upgraded in the future when I receive more money. Thanks all :D 

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January 6, 2013 3:23:08 AM


AMD FX build:

HIS iCooler Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition H777F1G2M Video Card
$129.99

ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AMD Motherboard
$69.99

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
$19.99

RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WRP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$49.99

AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$104.99

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory
$49.99

Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$64.99


Grand Total: $489.93

Intel I3 3220 option:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$19.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$49.99

HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$129.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$26.99

ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$44.99

Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ...
$129.99

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450-M 450W ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified ...
$101.98

Total: $503.92
One of them should suit you fine.
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January 6, 2013 3:29:34 AM

First of all, You will not be able to get an OS and monitor into this budget and be able to game at all. The budget without those 2 things is enough to get you medium settings.

This builds posted above are alright, however, NEVER get a raidmax PSU. Stick with only the reliable brands. (antec, corsair, xfx, seasonic)

The builds above are also overpriced a bit and you could do better. The best bet for this would be a pentium g860 + hd7850.

You could also go i3 + maybe 1gb 7850 or 7770.
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January 6, 2013 3:33:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($77.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $534.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:33 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2013 3:38:33 AM

Pingypoker said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($77.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Zalman MZ230ED 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $534.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 00:33 EST-0500)


This is a good build but a 6770 will get low settings or maybe medium setting at best. OP really needs a 7770 or better. I would just wait for the budget to open up a bit before buying.

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January 6, 2013 6:28:19 AM

the 6770 will be fine. my old budget rig had a 6770 and i played diablo 3 on max settings at 1920 x 1080 with 50-60 fps and starcraft 2 on high settings with 40+ fps. Never played guild wars 2 though
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January 6, 2013 6:38:50 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($130.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($30.95 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $489.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 03:38 EST-0500)


Monitor not included. I really hope you have another monitor to use in the meantime.
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