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I need to build a budget pc for $357

need the basics only - cpu, mobo, ram, hdd, gfx & psu (if required)

will do mostly surfing, watch movies & game in a 21" monitor.

Please suggest. Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by x.nemesis View Post

I need to build a budget pc for $357

need the basics only - cpu, mobo, ram, hdd, gfx & psu (if required)

will do mostly surfing, watch movies & game in a 21" monitor.

Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

Ok well what do you want. a budget pc or a budget gaming pc? gaming is tough, at that price point your only option is either a APU or find a used system and drop a gpu and psu in it. or you can build a decent budget pc and add a gpu in later once you acquire the funds. depends if you are ok buying used parts and such.
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Ok well what do you want. a budget pc or a budget gaming pc? gaming is tough, at that price point your only option is either a APU or find a used system and drop a gpu and psu in it. or you can build a decent budget pc and add a gpu in later once you acquire the funds. depends if you are ok buying used parts and such.

I agree with the previous poster that at that price point your only option is used to get anything half decent. I am looking to sell some main components out of my current rig which runs most games pretty well for around that price. If you decide to buy used, PM me.
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NwKGf8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NwKGf8/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A10-7860k 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($52.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.90 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $319.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-29 03:16 EDT-0400
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NwKGf8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/NwKGf8/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A10-7860k 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M PRO3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($52.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.90 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $319.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-29 03:16 EDT-0400

Nice build ( though i wish i could save it on pcpp. #banned lol ) But OP this right here is pretty much your best option going all new parts.
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USED STUFF OFF CRAIGSLITS/EBAY, and focus on your GPU!

seriously, most ppl don't know this, but games are totally coded for gpu's now.
I have a 4 year old i5 and my task manager cpu useage is like %40 on games usually. but my gpu is 100

get the best deal on a GPU you can find.
get some cheap ass ram/mobo/case/psu and a semi decent i3/i5 or amd equivalent

you'll be in FPS heaven!
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USED STUFF OFF CRAIGSLITS/EBAY, and focus on your GPU!

seriously, most ppl don't know this, but games are totally coded for gpu's now.
I have a 4 year old i5 and my task manager cpu useage is like %40 on games usually. but my gpu is 100

get the best deal on a GPU you can find.
get some cheap ass ram/mobo/case/psu and a semi decent i3/i5 or amd equivalent

you'll be in FPS heaven!

That's not exactly how it all works but you have the right idea with used for certain components.
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I been doin it for years!
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Originally Posted by tad2 View Post

USED STUFF OFF CRAIGSLITS/EBAY, and focus on your GPU!

seriously, most ppl don't know this, but games are totally coded for gpu's now.
I have a 4 year old i5 and my task manager cpu useage is like %40 on games usually. but my gpu is 100

get the best deal on a GPU you can find.
get some cheap ass ram/mobo/case/psu and a semi decent i3/i5 or amd equivalent

you'll be in FPS heaven!

This is not entirely true. Try running GTA V, Witcher 3 or any of the latest games on anything less than a quad and find out how irrelevant quad cores are. I do agree that a second hand i3 for a budget system is fine

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wait, are you saying dual cores or quad cores are irrelevant?

so you need an 8 core to game?
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