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 Post subject: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming PC
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:21 pm 
8086
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Hi. I'm new to building PC's, specifically gaming PC's so if you guys could help out I'd really appreciate it.
My budget is around $300-450. I can go a bit over the budget but not much.
Here's the list of parts I have chosen so far. There are some parts that I haven't chosen yet but that's because I have no clue whatsoever about what those parts they should be. If I have made a mistake here as to compatibility or getting the right parts I apologize. Please help me out if you can. Thanks :D

Here's the CPU I chose: AMD Fx 8320:
http://goo.gl/WYebZc

Here's the PSU: Antec Basiq BP350 350 Watt Power Supply:
http://goo.gl/hKYhTM

Memory: I'm thinking along these lines: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00
http://goo.gl/a9hbN8

HP 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
http://goo.gl/Q6TrVl
or
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://goo.gl/QvewAV
or
Komputerbay 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR2 PC2-5300F 667MHz CL5 ECC Fully Buffered FB-DIMM (240 PIN) 8 GB w/ Heatspreaders
http://goo.gl/EaQtTx

Motherboard: ECS A960M-M4 (1.0) AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://goo.gl/2Xo3eP

GPU: I'm having a hard time finding the right GPU. I want good gameplay with great fps, but I can't seem to be able to find the right card.

Case: I'm stumped here as well. I have no idea how to determine large the case should be, and which one to get.

Please help me. As I said before, I am really new at this. I just recently started so I don't have much knowledge on this but, if you guys help me out I'm pretty sure I can handle it. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks :D


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:36 pm 
Smithfield
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You're going to need a beefier power supply. Something in the 500W-600W range.


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:48 pm 
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What do you think of the CPU? Is the CPU good enough to run games on decent frames?
Can you recommend a good graphics card that would fit my budget. I can spend at least like 100-120 on a graphics card.
One more thing, is this a good enough case? Antec GX500 ILLUSION Computer Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-129-204
One more thing, which PSU do you think I should go for: Thermaltake Power Supply 240-Pin 600 Power Supply TR-600
http://goo.gl/sa9C4Q; or Sentey® Power Supply 625w Pc the http://goo.gl/cBsWYd

Sorry for the trouble. Please reply soon. Thanks ^^


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:30 pm 
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It should run well for most games today, most of the performance weight is on the GPU. As for the GPU, the R7 260X is what's recommended at the $120 price point as of late.

PSU... that might be good. I personally would recommend Corsair, or if you can fit it in your budget, Seasonic.


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:26 am 
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Thanks for the suggesttion. What do you think of this build that is an edited version of the build I posted?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vsVf7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vsVf7/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($106.01 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($145.99)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $550.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-14 08:24 EDT-0400

Thanks for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:20 am 
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Ah! You found PCpartpicker - good. That will definitely help you with compatibility issues.

Overall, the new build looks good and I'm glad you were able to bump up your budget ($300-450 is just too low for any type of gaming PC). Two things I noticed:

  • First, you don't list an OS. An OEM version will set you back about $100. Just FYI
  • Second, I'm sure the XFX is a perfectly fine PSU, but this Corsair 430W is $20 after rebate. It will be sufficient for your build and Corsair's reputation has been really good. Just trying to help you save some cash.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:05 pm 
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btdog wrote:
Ah! You found PCpartpicker - good. That will definitely help you with compatibility issues.

Overall, the new build looks good and I'm glad you were able to bump up your budget ($300-450 is just too low for any type of gaming PC). Two things I noticed:

  • First, you don't list an OS. An OEM version will set you back about $100. Just FYI
  • Second, I'm sure the XFX is a perfectly fine PSU, but this Corsair 430W is $20 after rebate. It will be sufficient for your build and Corsair's reputation has been really good. Just trying to help you save some cash.

Hope this helps.


Thanks. It does help. But, one thing does worry me though. If I get the Corsair 450W then I'm wondering if it will be able to fully power everything decently. I read somewhere that having a bigger power supply is better for your system. Is that true?
Thanks again!


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 Post subject: Re: First Time PC Builder, I Need HELP for a Budget Gaming P
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:24 pm 
Smithfield
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There's no real benefit to having a better power supply than you need. And computer eat a lot less power than many people think. So 450W will be fine


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