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Gaming PC Build $300-$400?

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July 28, 2013 5:22:45 AM

My maximum budget is $400.
Starting from scratch, this is my first time and i need help please!
Any suggestions is appreciated

More about : gaming build 300 400

a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2013 5:37:28 AM

That is not really possible. This is the best you can do; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lxAz

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MLV Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($40.20 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec Value 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.25 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $383.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 08:37 EDT-0400)
July 28, 2013 5:44:39 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
That is not really possible. This is the best you can do; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lxAz

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A4-3300 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar A55MLV Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($40.20 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec Value 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.25 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $383.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 08:37 EDT-0400)


Whats about this:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $315.93
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a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2013 5:45:49 AM

If you had a build in mind, why not build it?
July 28, 2013 5:48:13 AM

TheN00bBuilder said:
If you had a build in mind, why not build it?



sorry im just asking around. im very new to all of this builds and stuff
a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2013 5:52:58 AM

Oh, its fine. But, when you say you're starting out from scratch, that says you need a monitor, and OS, not just the tower.
a b 4 Gaming
July 28, 2013 9:08:54 AM

Believe me, for 400 dollars, this is a much better rig. And yes, it is one of the rig's you are seeing in my signature at the bottom right of this post. This is the best build for the price. Definitely go for this one. I am sure you would like it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $404.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 12:07 EDT-0400)

I hope this helps
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