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This is my first gaming pc, is this a good choice for $500

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no knowledge of amd's cpu. But all I can say is that it is a solid build. Maybe search some info for the cpu you have versus an intel core i3. Also the gtx 1050 ti and 1050 came out already but may be sold out. other then that this is a solid build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

A few questions:

Do you have windows?

Are you looking for an upgrade path? AMD processors don't have one until Zen comes out.

The Geforce GTX 1050 and 1050 ti beat the RX460.

Do you have a monitor?

Are your plans for free sync or sync going forward?

What resolution will you want to game at? 1080p?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It would work but you are setting yourself to build a PC with a dead socket that isn't supported anymore. Also, the CPU is beaten in gaming by the i3-6100 which can be later upgraded to a more powerful CPU.

As such, if you could afford about $30 more, I would recommend this as a much better overall PC both for out of the box performance but also with a much better upgrade path.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $48.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $35.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Devil Video Card $189.98 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Neos White/Red ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.51 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $538.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 16:09 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with this build OP. Far better to go up to the rx470 than have an SSD as an SSD can always be added later.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have a monitor and windows. I do plan to game at 1080p. Im not sure what free-sync is.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry to say that I dont have a gaming pc yet. i have just did alot of research of pc parts. if you go to youtube and search up geekawhat or cultamush ( not sure if i said their names correctly). They do amazing budget and highend builds and tell you what performance you should get. they have done an $550 budget build this month.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanx for all of the build suggestions!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $43.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $38.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 470 4GB Red Devil Video Card $174.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $518.41
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $498.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 16:18 EDT-0400

This is a great 500 dollar pc. The only thing that really could make this better is an ssd, or for about 6 more dollars, dual channel ram. Other than that, this is about the best you can get!

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