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$500 Budget Gaming PC

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Why not post your comment when you have a build?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $541.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Why not post your comment when you have a build?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $541.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-23 03:29 EDT-0400

 

 

Some parts are incompatible. 

Guide to GTX 900 Series: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/457526-nvidia-900-series-basic-performance-guide/

Performance expert, building noob. 

There is no such thing as excess in hardware. 

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Why not post your comment when you have a build?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $541.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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That may have some issues!

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Overspent but good!

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($165.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.89 @ OutletPC) 

Memory: Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ Newegg) 


Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card  ($162.98 @ Newegg) 

Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 


Total: $553.71

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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Why not post your comment when you have a build?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB TurboDuo Video Card  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($23.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $541.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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This If you can get that extra $41 and this if you cant :

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($102.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($194.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $495.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700X 4.0Ghz@1.375V +  CPU Cooler: Kraken X62 + Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Hero + Ram: T-Force 16 GB 3000 MHz RGB + Boot: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB Storage: 2TB + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM +  GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 +  PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold + Case: Asus GT501/Hue+

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My friend is poor and wants a $500 gaming PC that can run decently at 1080p.

Can you guys help me out here?

You could go with an APU build that'll run games fairly well, just gotta throw in a 390 or something later, course the games I play are mostly multiplayer so they don't need much, I'd rather have a quiet low power PC to run them.

 

7870k + 2400mhz RAM and an All in one cooler

$512 I think some prices changed

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DmcqZL

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Some parts are incompatible. 

Oh jesus the case...it's despicable get an NZXT S340 lol I feel bad now after getting help with my first build, it's in my signature xD lol

I'm playing my Xbone on 3 LG Curved monitors-No one ever

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Oh jesus the case...it's despicable get an NZXT S340 lol I feel bad now after getting help with my first build, it's in my signature xD lol

 

Could you donate one of your Titans to a poor lad in need? :')

Guide to GTX 900 Series: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/457526-nvidia-900-series-basic-performance-guide/

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There is no such thing as excess in hardware. 

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Could you donate one of your Titans to a poor lad in need? :')

No mate!  Lol but you know if you wanna go really budget like a pentium grade build go with an AMD X4 800k with any card that fits his budget after buying a halfway decent case and mobo

I'm playing my Xbone on 3 LG Curved monitors-No one ever

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My build which is in my sig was only about $550 AUD

Desktop Specs:   CPUAMD FX-4130 Quad Core @ 3.8GHz, MotherboardASRock N68-VS3 FX, Ram8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz, GPU2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC (EVGA), CaseRaidmax ATX (Black), Storage931GB Western Digital Blue (SATA), PSU: 550 watt, DisplayBenQ RL2455 (1920x1080@60Hz), OS: Win7 Ultimate 64-bit (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XPxmTW)

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($113.99 @ NCIX US) 

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($82.88 @ OutletPC) 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($41.89 @ OutletPC) 


Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card  ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ NCIX US) 

Total: $535.72

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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CPU:Intel Core i3 3210 Mobo:MSI B75MA-E33  GPU:Intel 2500 HD Graphics  SSD:Adata SP600 128gb  HDD:Seagate 1tb 7200rpm  

PSU:Corsair CX430   Case:Antec ASK4000bU3  Monitor:Dell S2240l 21.5 inch 1080p

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What?? Never seen someone do this

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CPU:Intel Core i3 3210 Mobo:MSI B75MA-E33  GPU:Intel 2500 HD Graphics  SSD:Adata SP600 128gb  HDD:Seagate 1tb 7200rpm  

PSU:Corsair CX430   Case:Antec ASK4000bU3  Monitor:Dell S2240l 21.5 inch 1080p

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What?? Never seen someone do this

WHAT THE FACK! xD 931...Lol hang on lemme get my 420Gb ssd out

I'm playing my Xbone on 3 LG Curved monitors-No one ever

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That may have some issues!

If OP decided to get an i5 4460 down the track, it'd be a real beast.

A 290 and a i3 will be fine for now though.

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If OP decided to get an i5 4460 down the track, it'd be a real beast.

A 290 and a i3 will be fine for now though.

The update bios issue.

The lack of USB headers on the motherboard!

 

These are important thing, you cannot just forget about!

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The update bios issue.

The lack of USB headers on the motherboard!

 

These are important thing, you cannot just forget about!

The system is $500. For a small sacrifice of USB front headers, a 290 is well worth it.

And the bios update argument is silly. That's like saying GPU's come with outdated BIOS's so only buy GPU's that have the most early bios.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($46.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $507.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The system is $500. For a small sacrifice of USB front headers, a 290 is well worth it.

And the bios update argument is silly. That's like saying GPU's come with outdated BIOS's so only buy GPU's that have the most early bios.

The CPU would be the issue

AFAIK if your CPU is not compatible with your Bios version, your system will not post so you cannot update the bios!

Then you end up with a CPU and motherboard that isn't compatible with each other and you are screwed!

 

Also USB 3 headed motherboard isn't much more.

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The CPU would be the issue

AFAIK if your CPU is not compatible with your Bios version, your system will not post so you cannot update the bios!

Then you end up with a CPU and motherboard that isn't compatible with each other and you are screwed!

 

Also USB 3 headed motherboard isn't much more.

Asus has USB Bios flashback... You will not need even memory in the system to update it...

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