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AWESOME $550 gaming build

superdude891

63 months ago

so i am pretty sure this will run any game at max with AT LEAST 30 fps, but i may be wrong.

CPU: i picked this because the i-3 is arguably the best budget chip around. Many would say the FX-6300 is better, but in my opinion, 2 strong cores is better than 4 weak cores.

Mobo: could be changed, i chose this because it fit my needs

memory: 8gb at a low cost, what more could you want?

storage: i spent a little more on the hard drive for the 128mb cache it offers

video card: i found this priced extremely low, so i out this in; i believe this to be an epic deal

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $80.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Se 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $549.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 20:31 EST-0500

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That I3 is an older model, added the current equivalent with suitable motherboard and memory. By using a basic 1TB hard drive you can free up room for a better video card, which will benefit gaming performance;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.78 @ Newegg
Memory Team Zeus Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.67 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $174.99 @ NCIX US
Case Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $550.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 21:56 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for that. I never thought i would get a better video card for 550 but somehow you made it work.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for your feedback! I am really new to this so it's nice to get advice from someone more knowledgeable about this than me. This will probably be the build that I will use THANKS A BUNCH

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