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Lad, what type of games are you willing to play, after building this rig?
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All I have to say is at $500 and below you're really pushing it as far as getting quality. There's a reason why OEM PCs that cost $300-400 are absolutely garbage airflow, PSU, motherboard. Even i7-3770 HPE/XPS use B75/Z75 generic mobo with noname PSUs.
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

on pcpartpicker it listed win7 and win8 as the same price. Might as well get the newest version. If you dont like metro then there are ways to take care of that: http://www.windows8startbutton.com/


And yes the OS can be found for less money. thumb.gif Shop around, there are sales periodically.

If your a student an OS can be found dirt cheap or free https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=8

http://www.overclock.net/t/710474/free-windows-windows-server-2008-r2-club
''ADHDadditiv'' I am guessing you have read this. I even had my W8 pro, for free
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post #44 of 48
The OP now has some solid choices to go with that make budget. Both the Athlon X4 build and the G620 build are both great. One with a bit more CPU horsepower, the other with a bit more GPU power. Either one of those choices would not be the wrong one. thumb.gif
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor , i wanted in my opinion to give the option, it was just build i thought was a good starting point. Yes 1600mhz is standard and i was trying to help be price conscious, but if he can find very cheap 1600 mhz i guess go for it.
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Originally Posted by 21cage12 View Post

Lad, what type of games are you willing to play, after building this rig?
Planetside 2 on low, low-mid, mid, mid-high, or high settings.
post #47 of 48
As I understand it, none of the APUs have the required CPU power to really run planetside2 very well. It's the one game that the APU's are not a good idea(as far as I understand. correct me if I'm wrong).

Are you taking rebates into account when you're figuring the price? because I've got a pretty decent build in the works if so.
Edited by Alanim - 4/4/13 at 8:56pm
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All I have to say is at $500 and below you're really pushing it as far as getting quality. There's a reason why OEM PCs that cost $300-400 are absolutely garbage airflow, PSU, motherboard. Even i7-3770 HPE/XPS use B75/Z75 generic mobo with noname PSUs.

this kind of post isn't really helpful, clearly more $ would be better.

anyone can build a good rig for $1000+ but these super low budgets are more challenging, and so long as op has reasonable expectations it's quite possible. if we're playing at 720p games will be no sweat for an apu.

and there is an upgrade path too.

if we cut back on things like peripherals like my build with the Athlon ii x 4 then we can squeeze a 7750 or better if the os can be found on sale/discounted etc.
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 4/4/13 at 9:25pm
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