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$500 gaming budget pc Intel and AMD that beats xbox one and ps4

ffowler

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor $51.72 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ECS H81H3-I/HDMI (V1.0) Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $32.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.43 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $415.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 14:36 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor $64.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $38.06 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $12.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.43 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $426.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 14:52 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 3850 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $36.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2P Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $24.04 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $42.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply $27.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $82.85 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $351.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 15:26 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

60Gb will last as long as it takes to load and update windows, Steam, and a single game.

Xbox ones are as low as $330 with a new game. Can you build something that'll kill them for $330 with 500GB of storage, Blur-ray, wifi, bluetooth, etc?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If your lucky enough to know where you get a copy of windows or any other OS then this is well under the $330 and even though these are some cheap parts it still will outdo a Xbox One

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 3850 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $36.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2P Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $24.04 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.45 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $12.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $82.85 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $397.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 03:47 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely some good sales going on. Makes me wish I wasn't poor.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.target.com/p/xbox-one-500gb-console-bundle-with-assassin-s-creed-unity-and-black-flag/-/A-16623896#prodSlot=_1_1

This is pretty much free Xbox Live and them paying for tax...

So that's $330 OTD with 2 free games. One being a new release.

Lets be honest Microsoft needed this deal to move consoles. No denying that at all!..But it's still a really good deal.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm gonna have to pick one up for Halo 5. Damn Halo and it's ability to move consoles!!!

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