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Hi guys, i need a budget gaming pc build. (first time on here)

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June 6, 2013 2:08:59 PM

hi guys, i am getting out of the console gaming community to build a pc so i can play with more friends on steam etc. i need a build that can run arma2, and all of the fallouts with good graphic details that won't strain the computers abilities. my BUDGET IS $300-$450 firm. i would like a list of all the parts and specs of the computer if that isn't too much to as for :p  i would also like the pc to be at least slightly aesthetically appealing. i already have an OS and pretty decent monitor i believe. my monitor is a can you guys tell me if this is good for gaming? if not can you recommend another budget pc for me haha? that would be great. thanks in advance.
June 6, 2013 2:26:57 PM

I'm not an expert on low end pc at all, sooo yeah but I can TRY to help you. I highly recommend saving up for a $800 PC and getting a i5 with like a Radeon 7850 but if you must, then I guess this build could work. Again not an expert but yeah.
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June 6, 2013 3:23:04 PM

$300 simply can't be done with the hard drive and RAM prices the way they are. $450 would be stretching it but you won't be able to play games at any sort of resolution. Maybe go with an AMD APU build and add a GPU when you can afford it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($85.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $446.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-06 18:22 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2013 8:47:25 PM

jcman, replace with( something surpass everything yours )
Processor - i5 3470, $149 - microcenter #save $50#
Motherboard - asrock z77 pro3, $89 - microcenter #save $50#
GPU - gtx 660, about $200 surpass 7870
(asus 660 DCU II $190)
The motherboard let you overclock non-k processor by 300-400 MHz from turbo boost clock, quite good and bargain.
January 20, 2014 9:05:44 PM

jcman24 said:
this one is a lot cheaper but performance is everything. is there a big difference between these two?

Gaming PC's are based more around the GPU than the CPU. Stick with the A10 if you can and upgrade the 560 ti up a little. If you must, go back to the A6