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I sold my rig back last year when i started nursing school and christmas break just started and i miss my PC. I have just been doing school stuff for a while so im really out of the loop, i was wondering if anyone would care to put together a quick intel build for maybe ~450/500$ that would be able to handle newer games fairly well. (Farcry 3, BF3, GW2, etc.) and i would work around that. Thanks alot i would really appreciate the help.
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Something like this?
Asrock Z77 Pro3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

Rosewill Green Series 530 W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

PNY XLR8 8GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178382

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Intel Pentium G860 + Asus DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1163174

EVGA GTX 650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130827

Xigmatek ASGARD PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815014

Not much of a budget here. Personally, I'd try to work a slightly better CPU into it, like a Core I3 3220. The Pentium looks weak. Buy used if possible, I bet you could get a lot more out of that.
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No point in going with Intel at that price.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/t7yx

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $476.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 17:12 EST-0500)
post #4 of 10
A Sandy i3 with a H61 board is what you are going to want at this budget...
$500 Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Foxconn H61MXV Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $492.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Nice build for the price you've put together Ironman. thumb.gif
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A Sandy i3 with a H61 board is what you are going to want at this budget... $500 Build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Foxconn H61MXV Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $492.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I'd up the PSU, and maybe get a better MoBo. Looks good otherwise.
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Nice build for the price you've put together Ironman. thumb.gif
Thanks thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Mhyles View Post

I'd up the PSU, and maybe get a better MoBo. Looks good otherwise.

No reason to, an Earthwatts is a very good quality PSU and the mobo.... well, there is a reason it is so cheap tongue.gif

No Sata3 and 8GB max ram is holding the mobo back, but it is not really worth it since the machine is for games and no SSD is in the build.
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No reason to, an Earthwatts is a very good quality PSU and the mobo.... well, there is a reason it is so cheap tongue.gif
No Sata3 and 8GB max ram is holding the mobo back, but it is not really worth it since the machine is for games and no SSD is in the build.

I'd get a higher wattage for upgrade room.
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I'd get a higher wattage for upgrade room.

Upgrade room between the Antec EA-380 and a Corsair CX430 is minimal, you are talking about ~30W on the 12v Rail.
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Thanks a lot guys I really appreciate the input, +rep when I get home from work and on my laptop in an hour. Really thinking of pulling the trigger on this. I saw that newegg has the card with 12 months no interest I could go up to 650~ if that's the case, maybe 700 if I wouldn't have to upgrade for a while. Digging the HD 7850, and would an i3 3220 hold it back? I have a 550W power supply I got with a raidmax case last year I could use but im not sure how good it is. Could post the model number when I get home. I would be down to spend 7/800$ no problem, just I also have to get a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and windows 7 lol frown.gif gonna suck but I really miss gaming and coming on OCN tongue.gif all my knowledge on PCs turned into medical terminology lol
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