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Buying/Building a gaming pc

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by spunki13, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. spunki13

    spunki13 Member

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    hi guys..im a console person but am seriously looking at building a gaming pc..im willing to spend about 500 notes but havnt got a clue what to look for performance wise,For 500 could i build something decent that will play everything at a good performance and what should i be looking for,as in could i get away with certain budget hardware or would i have to spend to make it goodish. cheers
     
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    Is this 500 US dollars? It's tricky for $500, but can be done, ish.
     
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    I put together a quick list from Newegg using an AMD system. An AMD system will be cheaper to put together then an Intel setup. It comes to a total of $665. I have built a few systems using this CPU/Motherboard combo, and they work well. This is just a quick starting point to give you an idea for parts. You can find cheaper alternatives. You just have to look around at various vendors, and see what they have. Sites like Techbargins, slickdeals, and fatwallet can help find deals on parts.

    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz $130

    Mobo - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 $140 $119 after rebate

    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB $30

    Power Supply - Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W $100

    Hard Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60

    CD/DVD Drive - ASUS 24X DVD Burner $21

    Video Card - HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $134

    Case - COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 $50
     
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    sorry i meant £500 which is about $800 ish
     

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