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February 8, 2013 1:38:07 AM

Hello I am building a computer because I love gaming but am stuck on an aging laptop. I have come across some parts and this is what I have:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

From these parts I put together a very cheap Windows 7 gaming build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $393.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 23:45 EST-0500)

I am very eager to upgrade from my laptop, and I will buy a GPU later on. I think that I might get the GTX 650 or the Radeon 6670. What I am asking is can you guys help me put together a better PC than what I have right now? This is my first build so I want to get it right and not get incompatible parts or anything like that.

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February 8, 2013 1:47:26 AM

Hi, this would be better than the one you have right now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $399.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:47 EST-0500)

Hope this helps.

The G860 is leagues away from the Athlon. That is how powerful it is.
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February 8, 2013 2:44:59 AM

cutebeans said:
Hi, this would be better than the one you have right now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $399.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:47 EST-0500)

Hope this helps.

The G860 is leagues away from the Athlon. That is how powerful it is.


I stated above that I already have the CPU, Motherboard and Ram. But I do like the looks of that case you got there, I like that better than the one that I previously selected. And about my GPU, you recommend the Radeon 6670 right?
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February 8, 2013 2:47:46 AM

Yep. 6670 is cheaper but still good video card :) .

Sorry I was in a rush but I really wanted to help you so I threw a quick build.

Yes, the NZXT case is one of the best cases around. I love the price and the value you get for it, :) 
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February 8, 2013 3:00:55 AM

cutebeans said:
Yep. 6670 is cheaper but still good video card :) .

Sorry I was in a rush but I really wanted to help you so I threw a quick build.

Yes, the NZXT case is one of the best cases around. I love the price and the value you get for it, :) 


Thanks for the quick reply. And about the GPU, it's pretty much about the time I buy it whether I have more money or not that dictates the card. And also, what NZXT? This case is a Zion. Is that just another name for it or are you thinking of another case?
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February 8, 2013 3:12:00 AM

Oh wait. I was thinking of another case.

I just got the cheapest case here :) 
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February 8, 2013 3:20:45 AM

cutebeans said:
Oh wait. I was thinking of another case.

I just got the cheapest case here :) 

Oh. You must be in another country or something than me, because when I loaded your build on my Pcpartpicker it went up to $433 and that case is about $7 more than the one I selected, but I like it better. Also, Thanks for your help.
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February 8, 2013 3:27:45 AM

No problem. If you have any problems. I'll try to help you the best I can.
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