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First Gaming Build - Please Help

So I'm trying to make my first build. I want to do pretty heavy gaming. My budget is $500-$600. I would rather spend less money if possible. This budget does not include an OS or a monitor, but it does include a wireless card and possibly an optical drive. I want to be able to easily upgrade later. I am using USD. I DO NOT plan on overclocking. Thank you in advance.

Omw with a build and remember to follow your topics.

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So I'm trying to make my first build. I want to do pretty heavy gaming. My budget is $500-$600. I would rather spend less money if possible. This budget does not include an OS or a monitor, but it does include a wireless card and possibly an optical drive. I want to be able to easily upgrade later. I am using USD. I DO NOT plan on overclocking. Thank you in advance.

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So I'm trying to make my first build. I want to do pretty heavy gaming. My budget is $500-$600. I would rather spend less money if possible. This budget does not include an OS or a monitor, but it does include a wireless card and possibly an optical drive. I want to be able to easily upgrade later. I am using USD. I DO NOT plan on overclocking. Thank you in advance.

Omw with a build and remember to follow your topics.

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So I'm trying to make my first build. I want to do pretty heavy gaming. My budget is $500-$600. I would rather spend less money if possible. This budget does not include an OS or a monitor, but it does include a wireless card and possibly an optical drive. I want to be able to easily upgrade later. I am using USD. I DO NOT plan on overclocking. Thank you in advance.

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($43.98 @ Newegg) 



Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 


Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC) 

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($9.59 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $544.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($43.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC) 
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($9.59 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $544.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Only thing i would change is the processor to this, because quad is much better for gaming.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116942&cm_re=intel_i5-_-19-116-942-_-Product

 

Darkflame - For 600 dollars, you will not be able to build a machine that can do HEAVY gaming, but I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that.


PC SPECS: CPU: Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition│GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB(soon!)│MBO: Asus Z97-A │PSU: Rosewill 550w Fully-Modular │CASE: Deepcool TESSERACT SW

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Only thing i would change is the processor to this, because quad is much better for gaming.  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116942&cm_re=intel_i5-_-19-116-942-_-Product

 

Darkflame - For 600 dollars, you will not be able to build a machine that can do HEAVY gaming, but I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that.

Hyperthreading helps the i3 A LOT there is not much of a difference @zappian has done benchmarks of both the i3 and i5 while gaming

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($43.98 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.89 @ SuperBiiz) 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($52.49 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Micro Center) 

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC) 

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($9.59 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $544.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-05 12:38 EDT-0400

will the fact that this uses a dual core processor be a big deal?
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($43.98 @ Newegg) 

Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.89 @ SuperBiiz) 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($52.49 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Micro Center) 

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC) 

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($9.59 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $544.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-05 12:38 EDT-0400

will the fact that this uses a dual core processor be a big deal?
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Hyperthreading helps the i3 A LOT there is not much of a difference @zappian has done benchmarks of both the i3 and i5 while gaming

 

http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/345931-is-an-i5-worth-it-for-mid-end-cards/

 

For mid end çards an i3 is fine because it drives them to 100% load easily .You only need an i5 either for some open world games like i mentioned on the thread or for higher end cards.

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Only thing i would change is the processor to this, because quad is much better for gaming. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116942&cm_re=intel_i5-_-19-116-942-_-Product

Darkflame - For 600 dollars, you will not be able to build a machine that can do HEAVY gaming, but I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that.

the most intensive game that I plan to play is Battlefield 4
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the most intensive game that I plan to play is Battlefield 4

Get a four core then.  For games like that, a four core cpu will be more powerful than a two cores.  Also, some games, (Farcry 4) don't even support dual core processors.


PC SPECS: CPU: Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition│GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB(soon!)│MBO: Asus Z97-A │PSU: Rosewill 550w Fully-Modular │CASE: Deepcool TESSERACT SW

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Look at local classified ads if you see anything that looks good just post about it and we would be happy to tell you if it's a good deal.

should i check for completed builds?
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Get a four core then.  For games like that, a four core cpu will be more powerful than a two cores.  Also, some games, (Farcry 4) don't even support dual core processors.

What four core would you recommend?

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What four core would you recommend?

An I5 min 3.3 GHz (locked/unlocked does not matter a whole lot) make sure it is a desktop cpu

 

Stay away from these I5's -3220T, -750, -760, -2405S, -2400S, -650, -655K, -660, -661, -670, -680 do not buy the reason is that a newer (gen2 or newer) I3 is better for gaming.

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