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Budget Gaming build for a friend

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February 9, 2013 3:56:56 PM

Can you guys tell me what you think of this $300-$400 budget build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cqd5

Dont need a monitor or keyboard or a mouse. Still need OS

He just wants to play video games on it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
February 9, 2013 4:43:01 PM

Minor edits
bumped up MB to get USB3
Grabbed a 650ti for a bit more
changed to a cheaper case as you want the case to take up as little budget as possible in this budget build, grabbing a cheaper one would be a good idea (aim for about 10% of total cost)
The FX6300 will out perform the 8120 since its the newer generation

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $437.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 13:50 EST-0500)


If you really want an Antec case, grab the Antec Three hundred and Two, its an upfrade three hundred with USB 3 and minor tweaking

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $457.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 13:52 EST-0500)
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