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Best editing and gaming PC for $500?

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Hello all,
I need help getting a build together for editing with C4D and After Effects.
I also want to game on this. Gaming needs at least 30FPS and up to par with current and next gen games to work on this also.
I won't be playing BF4 or BF3 on this, so just something affordable. I need at least 8GB RAM and efficient for editing. Must come with OS and a Mouse and Keyboards, and speakers.

Thanks,
Kai
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I need a quad-core though.
post #3 of 86
Any computer built for video editing on a $500 budget is going to be pretty slow. Just a heads up--not saying you can't do it, but it's not going to be great.

I'll post some suggestions when I'm home from work if I get the chance.
post #4 of 86
For 500$ 30fps in every game including future games? ... You're going to have to cut corners everywhere
Intel is out of the question because the only decent things you can get for such low money are Pentiums or i3 which are dual core and that is not acceptable for video editing if you can buy AMD quads for i3 money biggrin.gif

EDIT : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tPpQ HD7790 + FM2 750k
Edited by DaveLT - 8/19/13 at 12:07pm
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That's a tall order on $500, but here's about the best I could come up with through Newegg:

CPU - AMD Athlon X4 750K - $84.99
Cooler: AMD stock cooler
MB - MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 - $49.99
Video - XFX FX-775A-ZNP4 Radeon HD 7750 1GB - $76.99
Case - Antec One - $49.99
PSU - ENERMAX NAXN ENP450AST 450W - $44.99
RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $63.99
HD - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX - $69.99
Speakers - Logitech Z313 25W - $34.99
Keyboard + Mouse - Microsoft 7ZJ-00001 USB Wired Ergonomic Comfort Curve Desktop 3000 $24.99

Total: $500.91 (Not including shipping)

Consider stretching your budget to around $600 - you'll actually get more for your money.

EDIT: I just saw that you said OS included in this. Yikes! I assume you mean Windows so:

CPU - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz - $109.99 with promo code
Cooler: AMD stock cooler
MB - MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 - $49.99
Video - Onboard
Case - Antec One - $49.99
PSU - ENERMAX NAXN ENP450AST 450W - $44.99
RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $63.99
HD - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX - $69.99
Speakers - Logitech Z313 25W - $34.99
Keyboard + Mouse - Microsoft 7ZJ-00001 USB Wired Ergonomic Comfort Curve Desktop 3000 $24.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Dell) (Missionsoft.com) - $59.00

Total $507.92 (Not including shipping)
Edited by synge - 8/19/13 at 12:14pm
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post #6 of 86
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Didn't mean high settings, I meant playable 30FPS with any settings. The ^^ builds have no OS.
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Originally Posted by iDieAlot1986 View Post

Didn't mean high settings, I meant playable 30FPS with any settings. The ^^ builds have no OS.
You'll have to decide for yourself. You can't possibly squeeze a 500$ budget with a OS or Monitor and get decent performance
Try my 7790+750k parts list
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post #8 of 86
When you add in all the peripherals and the OS you are only spending around $350 on the actual PC components themselves and you want a quad core. In all reality, you could get a pretty weak multitasking, internet browsing, video watching PC for around $350, but not a OC'ing gaming PC that will keep up with newer games.

This is what I came up with, granted, no OS, no Keyboard and no Mouse. But it has four cores and will game pretty well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-19 14:49 EDT-0400)

I also came up with this, this one has all of the peripherals but with the sacrifice of the better components of the above build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($100.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cobra 8TTL26R0P85403 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-19 15:06 EDT-0400)

Hope this helps and gives you some ideas at least. Cheers.
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post #9 of 86
With your limitations about the only option you can get and fit in the budget would be to go the APU route and use the IGPU. However I would push the budget a bit if you could and shoot for a FX 6100, will work much better for the work and gaming side and then add a decent low cost video card.
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Save up more money to build a better computer.
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