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I want to build a new cheap Gaming PC for my brother and I had this idea. What do you think about it? Should I change something to make it better? Maximum Budget 575$

My CPU choice is the cheap AMD Athlon X4 760K. It has a FM2 Socket type, operates at 3.8 GHz and does the job for that price. 90$

My motherboard choice is the MSI A78M-E35, that is a beast for the price. 60$

My GPU choice is the Radeon R7 260X, a solid graphics card. 130$

My RAM choice is the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 2x8GB. 140$

My HDD choice is the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue. 60$

My Power Supply choice is the Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W. 45$

My Case choice is the Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus. 50$



Comments are welcomed.
post #2 of 73
Any specific titles he's looking to play? Also what resolution monitor(s) will he be using? Also you did not include a Windows license in your budget so I assume you already have one pre-purchased, if not you'd need to knock around $100 off.
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Thank you for your reply PurdueBoy.

He is actually looking for normal gaming titles to play, like Minecraft, L4D2, Half-Life, etc. He is not looking for an Massive-Multiplayer-FPS-PC. He already has one 24-inch 1080p Monitor. And yes, I already have a pre-purchased Windows 7 license.
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My RAM choice is the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 2x8GB. 140$

Comments are welcomed.

Does he really need 16GB of RAM? I would think 8GB is plenty and would save you a good chunk of money that you could put somewhere else.
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Which RAM are you thinking about?
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Does he really need 16GB of RAM? I would think 8GB is plenty and would save you a good chunk of money that you could put somewhere else.
On a better graphics card something like R7 265 and such. thumb.gif
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Does he really need 16GB of RAM? I would think 8GB is plenty and would save you a good chunk of money that you could put somewhere else.

Agreed, in a lot of cases 16GB of RAM is a bit overkill, 8GB would likely be more than enough. And it would allow you to upgrade another component. RAM is an easy upgrade after a build has been completed.
    
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post #8 of 73
Yeh the ram could drop daown to 8 gig but otherwise it looks pretty good.
You could swap out the board as well with this one , same price but 88X chipset and heatsinks on the mosfets.

MSI A88XM-E45 FM2+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130745

edit , you could throw the extra cash saved on the ram at a SSD 120g or so.
Edited by mr soft - 4/16/14 at 12:28pm
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On a better graphics card something like R7 265 and such. thumb.gif
Yeah to support better Modern Games
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Agreed, in a lot of cases 16GB of RAM is a bit overkill, 8GB would likely be more than enough. And it would allow you to upgrade another component. RAM is an easy upgrade after a build has been completed.
Good idea! Yeah, I think my brother could like it if he has the opportunity to upgrade it in the future
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