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$500-$650 gaming computer

Yotishi

63 months ago

I just recently turned 16 and I'll be getting a job soon so I'd like to build a new computer. The laptop I have is soon to break and I have some money saved up for it. I don't have anything for it but would like to know what I can do with my budget. This is also my first time building a computer so pardon me if I ask for a bit more help.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No OS right? overclock the cpu for much better performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.29 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $199.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $62.00 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $640.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-20 05:08 EDT-0400
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for this one

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $108.00 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card $89.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Monitor LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.72 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $573.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-20 05:23 EDT-0400

Assuming that you'll need a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll need a keyboard but I have a mouse for now. I also need an OS which I assume is going to add $80-$100 to the total price, is that about right?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

A more balanced option, from a more civilized age:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $83.69 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.69 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $34.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $34.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $36.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $96.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard $7.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Zalman ZM-M300 Wired Optical Mouse $7.83 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $648.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-20 09:34 EDT-0400

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