$400 Gaming Build - June 2013

Hiya Tom's Hardware!

I just designed this $400 system thought I would share it incase anyone is looking for one.
I used pcpartspicker.com and passmark.com for benchmarks and prices.

$140- Video Card- Radeon HD 7850 1GB
$114- CPU- i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core
$65- Storage- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$50- Motherboard- ASRock B75M-DGS
$28- Memory- Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
$20- Case- Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower
$20- Power Supply- CoolMax 500W ATX12V / EPS12V

Here's a link to more info about these parts:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/fractal618/saved/1Pnf

Feedback is always welcome!

Best,
Chris
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  1. Feedback: good job, but adding an OS will take it to $500. And most folks still want an optical drive... another $20 or more. But it will allow one to game on the cheap!
  2. clutchc said:
    Feedback: good job, but adding an OS will take it to $500. And most folks still want an optical drive... another $20 or more. But it will allow one to game on the cheap!


    Now I am not suggesting anything illegal, as I know the forum doesn't take too kindly to that, but most people with the correct know how can just get a "free" copy of Windows 7/8 from "certain" sites. I will not name any of these but seasoned internet veterans should know what I'm talking about.
  3. Chris DeAngelis said:
    Hiya Tom's Hardware!

    I just designed this $400 system thought I would share it incase anyone is looking for one.
    I used pcpartspicker.com and passmark.com for benchmarks and prices.

    $140- Video Card- Radeon HD 7850 1GB
    $114- CPU- i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core
    $65- Storage- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    $50- Motherboard- ASRock B75M-DGS
    $28- Memory- Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333
    $20- Case- Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower
    $20- Power Supply- CoolMax 500W ATX12V / EPS12V

    Here's a link to more info about these parts:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/fractal618/saved/1Pnf

    Feedback is always welcome!

    Best,
    Chris


    Looks like a great build for the beginner PC builder. As clutchc did point out, you can get a optical drive for cheap, and you will still need a OS. Also, I have been considering buying a new graphics card in that series. A problem I ran into when I built my PC back in November I didn't shell out too much on my GFX card.
  4. Very true Clutchc, also a monitor will also cost another $100. However, I would recommend a popular linux distro like Lubuntu, Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I think a lot of great games are being released on linux now.

    Thanks for the feedback BarbedW1re :) and good luck with your next videocard purchase, if the HD 7850 (above) isn't enough for you I would recommend the:
    HD 7890 for $190 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx787acdfc)
    or the GTX 570 for $244 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt5020310m),
    or the GTX 660 Ti for $263 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660tidc2o2gd5)
  5. Chris DeAngelis said:
    Very true Clutchc, also a monitor will also cost another $100. However, I would recommend a popular linux distro like Lubuntu, Ubuntu or Linux Mint. I think a lot of great games are being released on linux now.

    Thanks for the feedback BarbedW1re :) and good luck with your next videocard purchase, if the HD 7850 (above) isn't enough for you I would recommend the:
    HD 7890 for $190 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx787acdfc)
    or the GTX 570 for $244 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt5020310m),
    or the GTX 660 Ti for $263 (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx660tidc2o2gd5)


    Thanks, the only problem I really have is finding the money to spend!
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