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AMD $500 Budget build

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February 17, 2013 3:00:39 PM

This is my very first gaming build I created with a $500 budget, any tips and advice are welcome.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E5Ef

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February 17, 2013 5:02:35 PM

Pretty good build. Personally, I would spend a bit more money and get some faster RAM (or OC the 1866 MHz) and a better PSU
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February 17, 2013 5:08:17 PM

The PSU is crap. Get one from XFX, Corsair, Antec, Seasonic.

This will be considerably better for gaming:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $505.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 14:07 EST-0500)

This will be about 2.5x as powerful for gaming.
a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 5:10:57 PM

Agreed the psu IS crap, do not buy it.

tiny voices build it much better
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