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Help me build a low budget gaming computer (college steals most of my money)
Submitted 16 months ago by Hicrayert

Hi guys, ok so im not very hardware knowledge heavy and would like some help. I am a college student with a part time job on the side, but in my free time I love to game. My favorite games are League of Legends, minecraft, and several steam games. I would like to play more but with my current 5 year old laptop it is just impossible. This is where you tech savy people come in, i need your help. I have done some research and tried to make a list of parts for you guys to pick through. (keep in mind I dont need a OS and I already have a gaming keyboard, mouse, and monitor) If you feel i made a fatal flaw in my design it would be nice if when you corrected you didnt choose a part that will be more expensive unless its absolute necessary.

OK here it is. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Hicrayert/saved/2hUP

Thank you friends for any help

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broadblade 1 point 16 months ago

What is the max amount of $ you can spend ? Here is a build but it comes in just under $600 and there are AMD options in the comment section. So if you can afford $600 you could get this better AMD CPU and graphics card.

Hope this helps.

Hicrayert [Submitter] 1 point 16 months ago

I don't have a "max" but i am trying to keep it to a minimum. one question though. Is 1 gig of DDR5 better then 2gigs of DDR3? what makes that video card you chose better then mine. (im sure there is a good reason but i don't see it cause i am computer retarted).

vlad007 [1 Build] 1 point 16 months ago

The GeForce 620 is a very weak video card. If you want to play games at good FPS this will be more balanced.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Microcenter
Motherboard ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card $124.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $55.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $567.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-31 00:16 EDT-0400
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