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a decent 300$ budget build for gaming on the cheap?

post #1 of 18
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ok so i thought to myself do play my xbox very often: no.
why not sell it and get a nice desktop: sure
so yeah you get the point.

so i need some help on starting a good 300$ build
i have a power supply i dont know what model but its at least 700watts.
i already have a case.
and i dont need a dvd drive.

now heres where im stuck i cant decide whether to go intel or amd?

i plan on using this build as my main pc for when im at home (so web, gaming, photoshop, etc).
i would likely be playing games like skyrim on it.

now can you help me please?
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post #2 of 18
Best I could come up with:
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-152-181&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102952

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116399

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313102

MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138340

Total: About $305 shipped
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how big of a perfomance difference would i see between a intel processor and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.835851 this
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im going to use the graphic and ram.
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post #5 of 18
$300 = HTPC, PS3, or Xbox 360. $600 won't even get you a good gaming PC.
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all im really looking for is something decent until i can save up enough money for a better graphics card
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post #7 of 18
how about getting used parts?! try getting a used 5770 for the beginning?!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mespirit View Post

how big of a perfomance difference would i see between a intel processor and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.835851 this

In terms of gaming, the A8 3870K will not surpass the G620 and HD6670.
Howeverm becuase it has 4 cores, it will handle certain applications better.

As smex mentioned, used parts are also an option (probably the best option to get the most performance ATM) if you aren't willing to wait awhile saving up.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by mespirit View Post

how big of a perfomance difference would i see between a intel processor and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.835851 this

Here's a link comparing the 2 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g620-amd-a8-3870k-radeon-hd-6670,3140.html
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by piskooooo View Post

$300 = HTPC, PS3, or Xbox 360. $600 won't even get you a good gaming PC.

No. Just stop...

Just browse the OCN marketplace, people will hook you up with some package deals and you'll be able to get a decent rig together!
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