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Okay, someone wants a cheap gaming build and I am not accustomed to building a budget build like that, i need some advice. Don't be swayed for the fact that it's only 330$ right now, 400$ is good if you can build one for that and it be faster. I don't want them to get this and it not work out for them, I just want to say, 720P medium settings are probably good for this person as they just game on a laptop right now that is an old i3 integrated graphics that cannot run anything.


Build a killer $400 gaming rig please!

Here is what I am looking at currently. I would prefer buying new and from newegg so there are warranty's so dont suggest buying used parts, it will also just be easier to buy new.


I would hopefully like to get a discrete gpu than him use an APU but idk
Dont skimp on the hdd and psu, my current ones I am looking at seem good, especially the hdd.
Thanks
 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
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Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
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thats a good system
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My PC used to have just an A8-3870k, stock clocks with 1866 RAM, and it played everything I wanted on low-medium, save for War of the Roses. Far Cry 3 and Battlefield 3 were playable at 720p. I'd say get faster RAM as the APU's GPU relies on that, but I'm no expert.

Edit: Also you could get away with a weaker power supply. I'm running my 3870k (3.4GHZ) with a 6950 on a 450W
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Without looking at yours, here is what I came up with:



I went a little over biggrin.gif, but there is 30 dollars in rebates and you get some free games thumb.gif

if that picture isn't big enough to see clearly:

http://i49.tinypic.com/vdemtg.jpg
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Gonna need an OS in that pricetag?
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Originally Posted by Azunder View Post

Gonna need an OS in that pricetag?
Nope, he has it.
 
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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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Turanga Leela
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
OSOther
Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
Keyboard
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a10-5800k should be able to run 720p maxed out for every game, if given proper ram, last I recall.

Thanks to GREAT DEALS with biostar+a10 processors, he'll be able to get a great build with no compromises.

a10+a85X biostars motherboard+20 dollar microphone+headset for free($180) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1224939
8GB ddr3 2133mhz ram($60) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468
430 watt corsair bronze PSU($45) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
500GB WD blue($60) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
Rosewill case white, make sure to ask if he wants a different color($30) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147177

PRICE TOTAL - $375 shipped.

I know the motherboard supports 1866 but not sure about 2133, but it was only 5 dollars more so meh.
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