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500-500 usd gaming pc

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January 30, 2013 4:24:38 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week 2 weeks


Budget Range: 5-550 usd


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming


Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: all


Do you need to buy OS: yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


usa cape girardeau missouri


Parts Preferences: by brand or type intel or amd what ever one gives me the most for the buck


Overclocking: no


SLI or Crossfire: idk what this is


Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024


Additional Comments: game that will run gw2 and swtor on med settings


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my pc is a piece of crap lol its a 300 usd pc from walmart a emachine

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January 30, 2013 4:30:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ 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 ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $532.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 01:30 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2013 4:44:55 AM

If you need all parts in newegg :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 30, 2013 4:55:11 AM

If you're not going to overclock, I would go with the G860 configuration given above. At your resolution you'll get solid performance with medium settings.

On an aesthetic note, I might go with a different case, but there are plenty of cheap ATX mid towers to choose from.
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January 30, 2013 7:17:18 PM

thanks all for all your imput im going to go with

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks


CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($66.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.89
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January 30, 2013 7:18:15 PM

Best answer selected by mizzat420.
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