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$450 budget gaming rig

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January 28, 2013 7:11:41 PM

Hello,
I was hoping to build a pretty decent gaming rig that can handle the new upcoming games with atleast med-ultra settings, and I have compiled a list in my budget. Mind you, this list is missing some key elements, such as OS, optical drives, sound cards, HDD's, etc. and so I plan to take those from my current computer to save a bit of cash. Here are the specs:



Feel free to leave some suggestions, but keep in mind my budget is strictly $450
Approximate Purchase Date: Next month :p  (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $450 (After rebates, after shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for gaming, a little homework, minimum video rendering

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core
Biostar TA970XE ATX AM3+
Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB $139.99
Case Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower
Raidmax 380W ATX12V

Do you need to buy OS: Already have OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I use pcparts picker

Location: I am in Ontario, Canada

Parts Preferences: I dont really have a preference, but I prefer quad core-hex core CPU's

Overclocking: Maybe, but probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I am going to be running in 720p, so 1280x720, but the highest my monitor can go is...1680x1050

Additional Comments: I just need the PC to be quieter than my current DELL INSPIRON 530 :lol:  while still running most of the newer games at med to high settings with 720p res at atleast 40fps. Looking to play heavy/intensive FPS, such as BF, Planetside 2, crysis 3, etc.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am upgrading because my PC is currently 4 years old, and the parts are heavily outdated, without any forms of upgrading (dell :sarcastic:  )

THANKS GUYS!! LEAVE FEEDBACK!! ITS MY FIRST BUILD!

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January 28, 2013 7:16:29 PM

Raidmax 380W ATX12V
Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

those items are off :) 
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January 28, 2013 7:25:57 PM

what do you mean
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January 28, 2013 8:06:27 PM

Okay, I'll get a 450 watt one for about the same price....Oh I thought I mentioned that I will be taking some components out of my current PC build and recycle them in this new one, which includes the 500Gb HDD.
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January 28, 2013 8:30:50 PM

ok, ill see what I can invest into.....In your opinion, do you think this PC build would last me about the next 3 years before needing a GFX/cpu upgrade?
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January 28, 2013 8:41:13 PM

That GPU should be fine for a few years no problem. And with the new playstation sporting an 8 core bulldozer CPU I think the processor will last even longer. Games I think are going to get more multithreaded, thus extending the lifespan of the FX 6300.
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January 28, 2013 9:08:11 PM

Thanks for the great advice guys :D  With the harddrive, the memory, and the PSU corrected, I have a total of $477 after rebate. Here is the link http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/A9DY. I would be really grateful if it could just be a little closer to my budget of $450.

-vrmars
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