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TheNewGuyAround
  • 70 months ago

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/gZwkHx

Im looking to build a gaming pc that can run games on medium-ish settings at a good speed. My budget is tight but i want something i can rely on and possibly upgrade in the future. Any suggestions would help.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Think you'd do better with an Intel CPU and AMD GPU, changed the PSU also, slightly lower overall cost as you said budget was tight;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $70.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $32.21 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory -
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $159.99 @ NCIX
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.59 @ TigerDirect Canada
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Newegg Canada
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.79 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $599.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-13 17:12 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your suggestion, i will definitley consider

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask why you think i would be better off with intel?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel CPU's are considerably more powerful than AMD, but have always been more expensive. The recent Haswell refresh saw the release of the G3258 that I recommended, it is very affordable, powerful and overclockable. It is only dual core, but games don't tend to use multiple cores anyway.

GPU's are quite different, on the budget end AMD gives you more bang for your buck over nVidia.

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