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Low to mid gaming computer, new first time builder

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January 24, 2013 1:32:36 PM

First time computer builder, not really much of a hardcore gamer, want to try to play newer games but my current tower isn’t able to. Looking for any thoughts or opinions on the build. Budget is between $500 to $520. Thanks in advance.

CASE – Cooler Master HAF 912
PSU – Coolmax ZX Series ZX-600
MOTHERBOARD – Biostar A880gz AM3+
CPU – AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8ghz Quad-Core
RAM – Crucial 4gb (2x2gb) 240-pin DDR3 1066
GRAPHICS – Gigabyte GV-N630-1GL GeForce GT 630
HDD – Samsung Spinpoint F4 320gb Sata 3.0gb/s
DVD – Lite-on DVD Burner

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January 24, 2013 1:45:13 PM

are you in US/canada? that graphic card is not going to help you except for angry birds :) 
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January 24, 2013 1:46:17 PM

whats ur country of origin and max budget?

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January 24, 2013 3:32:32 PM

Usa, max budget is around $500
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January 24, 2013 3:35:13 PM

do u require windowz+keyz+mousse?

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January 25, 2013 1:49:26 AM

already have windows keyboard and mouse. also have a monitor, so just require the tower.
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January 25, 2013 2:01:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrl0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zrl0/by_merchant/
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
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 ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $466.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 23:00 EST-0500)


Base Total: $496.07
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $466.07

will do the trick nicely

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January 25, 2013 2:21:57 AM

thanks sounds good
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January 25, 2013 2:26:33 AM

excellent :)  u will game good my friend :D 

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January 25, 2013 7:22:47 AM

Best answer selected by superflame2.
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January 25, 2013 12:35:55 PM

cheerios :D 
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