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Budget Build Under $500USD

tecster
  • 52 months ago

So, looking for a budget gaming build under $500.00 and I have some parts which are listed below... I would prefer to keep it small form factor - I really like micro ATX builds. The system would be used for gaming and some video editing, mainly gaming. The games I would like to run is BF4, GTA 5, CS:GO and the new Tom Clancy's : The Division.

I don't need the following parts, if I have it - it's listed beside it.

  • RAM : Muskin Blackline DDR3 8GB total PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 1.65V (possibly only 4gb? I have 2 sticks, each stick labeled (2x2gb) 4GB...)
  • PSU : (2 options) Corsair RM1000 & EVGA Supernova 1300 G2
  • Keyboard & Mouse

I'm not picky as far as AMD vs Intel however I do care more on performance and price over brand.

Comments

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Great bang for buck at your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $579.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-01 00:59 EST-0500
[comment deleted]
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't use the biostar motherboard something like the asrock anniversary edition would do better

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the quick reply, I've been out of computers since SSD's started becoming super popular... My understanding is they're like USB flash drives and are fast? What is the benefit of running just a SSD versus a small SSD for boot function & a normal HD for everything else?

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for the video editing I'm currently starting a vLog on YouTube, my plan is to take video - upload it to my computer for editing - edit the video then move the files to a 64gb USB drive I have for overall storage. I have about 25 of these 64gb flash drives so I should be good to go for that :).

I would like speed of the OS & Games for sure. I don't plan to have it bogged down with music, pictures and misc ********.

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