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Budget Gaming Build ~500$

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February 17, 2013 4:02:53 AM

I am Looking to build a new rig at around 500$
My priorities are :
1)Gaming(heavy gaming)
2)Downloading(It will be on 24x7)
3)Overclocking(I mean i should be able to boost performance through it considerably)
4)Photoshop and Video Encoding(x264)
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February 17, 2013 4:12:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.69 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $519.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 01:12 EST-0500)
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February 17, 2013 4:13:45 AM

Kingpin007 said:
I am Looking to build a new rig at around 500$
My priorities are :
1)Gaming(heavy gaming)
2)Downloading(It will be on 24x7)
3)Overclocking(I mean i should be able to boost performance through it considerably)
4)Photoshop and Video Encoding(x264)



the issue if your getting into heavy gaming...a 3570k cpu from micro center is 190.00 the lock i5 is 149.00 then your looking at 80-130.00 for a good mb. then about 40-60 for 8g of ram. a 500g hard drives run 50-60 online. the 660 and some of the low end 7870 are at the 200.00-250.00 price point. still need a good case and a good power supply and 20.00 for a cd-rom drive.
500.00 get you an i3 or a amd build. may not be able to play top games at crazy fps.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 4:14:30 AM

Hi,
I'm not sure what you mean by "heavy gaming" but if you mean playing the latest games at high quality then $500 is simply not enough money.

Please specify EXACTLY what $500 is expected to get:
- the CASE plus all the hardware inside of it?
- does this include a Windows 7/8? (about $100)

*READ THIS to get you started then update your comment:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 4:17:00 AM

Update:
"Tiny Voices" build is about as good as you're likely to get although it would be nice to buy from the same site.

You need to factor in SHIPPING COSTS as well so be careful in simply picking the cheapest prices from multiple sites (unless free shipping).
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 4:17:45 AM

This if you prefer intel cpu. The gpu on this build is better than tiny voices, but the cpu is not as good for multi threaded apps. You won't get "heavy" gaming at $500, but it will pay most games on medium or high

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E24v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E24v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E24v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H77MU3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.68 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $499.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 01:17 EST-0500)
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February 17, 2013 4:23:42 AM

photonboy said:
Update:
"Tiny Voices" build is about as good as you're likely to get although it would be nice to buy from the same site.

You need to factor in SHIPPING COSTS as well so be careful in simply picking the cheapest prices from multiple sites (unless free shipping).

I think pc part picker factors in shipping for the most part.
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a c 435 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 4:24:59 AM

Azn Cracker said:
I think pc part picker factors in shipping for the most part.


Correct.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 4:26:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.69 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $502.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 01:25 EST-0500)
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February 17, 2013 6:27:31 AM

i need the whole case with power supply and I have decided to go with a 2GB Radeon 7850 so please include only that in your suggestions..
Thank you..
Also I dont need the Operating System.
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February 17, 2013 6:33:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.69 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $547.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 03:32 EST-0500)
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