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hey I need help buying a gaming desktop for 400 threw 550 thumb.gif
post #2 of 11
what games you going to play?
post #3 of 11
Not sure what all you have already. Also, not sure what games you want to play.

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post #4 of 11

^ An AMD A8 APU PC will easily shatter that PC above in gaming performance for less cost.

 

With this budget you can get a top end A8 APU PC with the 6670 in Crossfire or maybe push it and get a 7750 + X processor build?

post #5 of 11
Cool. not too familur with the AMD apu. Was thinking about that, but did not know enough to make a suggestion for an AMD build.
post #6 of 11
as its in the amd section here is what i came up in 2 mins for 550$

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @
NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Total:$568.89 Shipped and after MIR $543.89


Hope u like it thumb.gif
post #7 of 11
and for 450$ i would say this would be enough

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Triple-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($57.87 @ Amazon)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total : $466.77 Shipped and after MIR $441.77
post #8 of 11
Llano Builds $350 A6 (Click to show)
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CPU: AMD A6-3650 2.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A55M-HVS Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($60.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $337.18
$450 Overclockable A6 (Click to show)
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CPU: AMD A6-3670K 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.98 @ Mwave)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F1A75-V PRO ATX FM1 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $428.18
$475 Overclockable A8 (Click to show)
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CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F1A75-V PRO ATX FM1 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $449.19
Also you can grab a 6670 for Hybrid xfire for any of the Lllano builds ~$75 6670

i3 Builds $500 i3-2100 & 7770 (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($136.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $464.17
$550 i3-2100 & GTX 560 (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($192.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $520.06


Obviously the i3-2100 & GTX 560 will have the best performance, but it depends on how much you want to spend. Also, the i3 + 7770 will offer the best performance for $500. If you want cheaper, I would go with the non-overclocked A6 and possibly add a 6670 later if needed.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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AudioOtherOtherOther
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Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
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as its in the amd section here is what i came up in 2 mins for 550$

Part list permalink

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.95 @ B&H)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @
NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Total:$568.89 Shipped and after MIR $543.89


Hope u like it thumb.gif

Ya that about looks like what I got for about the same price. Except I went with a fx4100 and xfx6870 DD.
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Lots of good options here. This guy should be g2g. Anyone heard from him??? LOL....
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