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Will this build work or will it crash and burn?

Last response: in Systems
February 24, 2013 9:22:38 PM

So I asked for a PC build under $500 on another forum (blasphemous right?) and was given one. Of course, before I buy the parts for it I would like it to be double, even tripled check by others who are more knowledgeable in this field.

Budget Range: $500 Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching anime, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

Location: Arcadia, CA, U.S.A

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe (could get a more experienced cousin to overclock for me if I want later on)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I just prefer to game comfortably (a.k.a. at least 30 fps on medium) since my home PC has finally been outdated as of this year, it is 11 years old.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Home PC too outdated.

Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002 ($59)

In Win BK644.BN300TBL Micro ATX Case with 300W Power Supply ($79)

MSI Socket FM2/AMD A75/DDR3/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/MicroATX Motherboard FM2-A75MA-E35 ($63)

AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX ($127)

Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD /-RW Dual Layer Drive - Bulk - IHAS124-04 Version C (Black) ($18)

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack ($91)

Total: $487 (about)

Suggest better parts if you think you can lower the cost while not sacrificing what little quality this build gives since I know its not the best but this is a budget build.

Will appreciate any help or suggestions that you can give,

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February 24, 2013 9:26:46 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 ($62.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $478.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 18:26 EST-0500)

This will be considerably better at everything.
February 24, 2013 9:29:24 PM

that in win case and psu is terrible get a coolermaster case and a 450w 80+ psu from antec or corsair.

lately i donot recommend msi for anything. theyve been sending out doa boards and their warrenty parctice is terrible
March 4, 2013 3:06:36 AM

Best answer selected by Xenarix.