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Gaming/Music Recording 500ish?

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February 2, 2013 2:41:11 AM

Looking to Build a PC in the $500 Price range (to use money for some more gear, like Audio Interface, Studio Headphones, Mics, so on... Suggestions on any of those are welcome, feel free to post here or inbox me even.)

I want to play games like Skyrim and BF3 fairly smoothly.

Run programs like FL Studios, and Pro Tools, with multiple windows open..

run at 1080p, with HDMI ports.

Is this possible, Im excited to see what some of you all come up with.... Thanks in advance..

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February 2, 2013 10:53:50 PM

You will have no problem playing Skyrim and BF3 on this rig. Although you won't be able to max them out, it'll still be a very playable experience. As for recording, even though the i3 is only a dual core, it has hyper-threading and should do fine with what you want it to do. Also, do you need an OS?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7nj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7nj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7nj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $512.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 19:51 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 3:46:32 AM

That looks very do-able! thanks a million for your time!
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February 3, 2013 3:51:25 AM

I recommend going with a better card for 1080p, like a 7850, it will pay off, the 7850 has two free games, tomb raider and bioshock infinite, the total value of those games are more than 100$.

Here's the list :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $551.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 3, 2013 3:51:57 AM

u need an addin sound-card? and os

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