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September 20, 2013 4:30:32 AM

I want to build a pc for 500 dollars.I'am just a casual gamer.i will mainly be using my pc for browsing, programming in anderoid,watching videos,studying,research etc.

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a b 4 Gaming
September 20, 2013 5:17:59 AM

Here you go. If you need to go right down to $500, then drop the DVD Drive, and do the install from USB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $516.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 08:16 EDT-0400)
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September 20, 2013 5:22:28 AM

vertexx said:
Here you go. If you need to go right down to $500, then drop the DVD Drive, and do the install from USB.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LK PLUS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $516.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 08:16 EDT-0400)


i wont need windows 8 as i will be using win 7 from ieee. Also can we go fx?
a b 4 Gaming
September 20, 2013 5:29:57 AM

Updated with FX - nice to have Windows for Free!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $509.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 08:29 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 20, 2013 5:50:53 AM

Bharatcs said:
vertexx said:
FX 6350 performance is referenced here - you can get the same by overclocking your 6300. The summary shows benchmarks vs. Intel.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/piledriver-k10-cpu-...

Also, the 6300 is listed on Tom's best gaming CPUs for the money here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


i have one doubt .my friends say asus board is better than asrock. Is it true?


Used to be true - not anymore. Asus is now just overpriced. I like ASRock because it's good quality with a great feature set at a good price.

I selected a 970 chipset, newer gen but not as expensive as a 990FX. This ASRock board has more memory capability, has a lower percentage of negative reviews, has a better sound chip, and costs $15 less than the Asus board.

Here is a comparison on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

September 20, 2013 5:56:49 AM

Thank you very much
one more doubt is it possible to build an i5 intel pc with same budget and with no graphics card using the onboard .what is your opinion about it.
a b 4 Gaming
September 20, 2013 6:29:45 AM

Here is an Intel build that actually fits within budget and with an "ok" GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.76 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $506.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 09:29 EDT-0400)
September 20, 2013 6:32:22 AM

vertexx said:
Here is an Intel build that actually fits within budget and with an "ok" GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.76 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($22.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $506.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 09:29 EDT-0400)


so which build should i go for
a b 4 Gaming
September 20, 2013 8:53:34 AM

It depends on what you want.

The I5-4430 is the lowest end I5, so it's marginally better than the FX-6300. The 4430 will be better for single threaded performance by about 25%, but the FX-6300 will be better for multi-threaded applications.

If you are up for a little over-clocking, then you can tweak the 6300 up so it matches the 4430 single-threaded performance and exceeds it in multi-threaded.

If power consumption is a concern, then the I5 will run with less power, especially when you consider over-clocking the 6300. But the real $$ cost is not significant unless you're running something like folding at home 24x7.

For gaming, the 6300/7850 combination will be much better than the I5/7770 combination. The 7850 is a great mid-range GPU that will run almost anything except the latest titles on high/ultra settings. But even the 7850 is getting a little stretched for the latest titles like Far Cry 3, where you'll need to step down to Medium settings (you need to spend ~$250 for a GPU that runs Far Cry 3 on high).

The 7770 will run everything but the latest titles probably on medium settings, and latest titles will be almost un-playable, except at the lowest settings. But for older titles or more casual Steam games, the 7770 is fine.

I'd recommend you go with the build you're most comfortable with. If you want to play a little with your PC, and get maximum performance for the $$, then I'd go AMD. If you're not really up for that and just want something you don't hassle with, and something that runs a little cooler, then go for the I5 build.

Either build is a great build for the $$, and so just go with your gut and run with it.
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