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Wants to get into PC gaming, Clueless

Chromebox
  • 72 months ago

Hello everyone. I've been playing on consoles my whole life and now that I have the extra money I'm looking into buying a pre-built or building a PC myself. The only problem is, I don't know where to begin. This is all rocket science to me. I don't want to build a complete monster PC but a machine that could run games without any problems. Games I'll be playing won't be nothing big, Day Z, Minecraft, The Forest, Rust, MMO's, L4D (with mods), some arena shooter etc.. My budget is around $500-$600. I found this on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227537&cm_re=gaming_pc-_-83-227-537-_-Product Would that be a reasonable price for a first PC? Or am I better off building something myself with the $500-$600 budget?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Building your own is much cheaper. Prebuilts have much lower specs, even when they're made by non-shoddy companies.

Do you already have any components from an existing desktop, like a monitor/keyboard?

Do you already have a copy of Windows or know someone who would give you their copy? Note this site does not tolerate encouraging software piracy.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have a Monitor, getting an extra Keyboard and mouse isn't a problem at all. I don't own a copy of windows but I might have a buddy that could hook me up with a copy.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For about that price, you can get one of this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $112.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard *ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card *XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $139.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply *EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $529.85
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-20 06:02 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for showing me a possible build I may attempt Nano. As for the case would you recomend Raidmax Computer Case ATX-403WB for the build you sent me?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't "recommend" it since the cable management is below average and the build quality is rubbish.
But that's up to you, unlike prebuilt you can choose any parts you like.

TL;DR: I'm NOT recommending it, but if you wanted to.. Why not?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $112.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.30 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $80.24 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card $180.38 @ Newegg
Case Aerocool Strike-X One ATX Mid Tower Case $33.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $45.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $601.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-20 10:18 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

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