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AMD $500 budget build

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February 17, 2013 3:05:13 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/E5Ef

This is my first ever build I put together for gaming with a $500 budget, please lend me some tips and advice if any part of this seems out of place. I was looking to make a micro atx cube at first but after looking through a few forums found out that the mini tower was a better option.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 3:30:33 PM

Here is a quite a bit better build if you live in the US.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Other: XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 860MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card ($149.99)
Other: Intel Pentium Dual Core G860 Processor LGA1155 3.0GHZ 3MB Retail Box ($59.99)
Total: $477.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 12:29 EST-0500)

a c 387 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
February 17, 2013 3:33:02 PM

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: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
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)
Total: $502.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 12:32 EST-0500)

This will be considerably more powerful. Probably 2x as good for gaming if not more.
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February 17, 2013 3:35:44 PM

Thank you for the quick responses I'll look into both of those builds, @tiny can you explain why you chose the intel core i3 over the AMD a10 5800k please?
a c 387 4 Gaming
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February 17, 2013 3:37:38 PM

It is considerably better on a per-core basis and will be superior for gaming. Cball1311 also chose an intel CPU, you see. They are better than the AMD offerings when it comes to gaming.
February 17, 2013 3:47:49 PM

tiny voices said:
It is considerably better on a per-core basis and will be superior for gaming. Cball1311 also chose an intel CPU, you see. They are better than the AMD offerings when it comes to gaming.


sounds good to me, I will remodel my build based on that information. Thanks again
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