350$ budget gaming pc. need feedback

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Alternate build. $225 plus $7 shipping..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883155533
$119.99 DELL GX620 Desktop PC Core Duo 2.8GHz 2GB 80GB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002
$104.99
SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
Free Two WorldsII coupon w/ purchase, limited offer


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/dindex.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/sdcards0.htm#wp1107907

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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148766
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$25.00 Instant
$84.99
$59.99


ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157331
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99


RAIDMAX RX-500AF Continuous 500 watts ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817152040
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$5.00 Instant
$49.99
$44.99


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231253
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$19.99


AMD A4-5300 Trinity 3.4GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon ...
Item #: N82E16819113283
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$64.99
 

Fallesty

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AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX

what about this one? would it fit well with the rest of my build?
 

amorenn

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It'd fit fine, but then you'd need DDR3 1600 /DDR3 1866 to take advantage of the GPU capabilites. Like we said, get a dedicated card, even a 100 dollar one if you can will work better
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322060
$29.99 Free Shipping Sentey Classic Series CS1-1420 TAC2.0 Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with SD/MMC Card Reader

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062
$23.99 $3.99 Shipping COOLMAX V-500 500W ATX Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871
$69.99 Free Shipping AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148556
$8.99 Free Shipping Crucial Ballistix 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLT2G3D1869DT1TX0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135314
$44.99 Free Shipping ECS A960M-M2 AM3+ AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard AM3+ ready, CPU Unlock, 125W TDP, GigaLAN, MIB III

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118067
$18.99 Free Shipping Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144545
$16.99 Free Shipping Maxtor DiamondMax 16 4R120L0 120GB 5400 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 / ATA-7 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I wont lie, a new seagate 1TB would be better than this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150642
$159.99 Free Shipping
XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNL4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Free Far Cry 3 game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

$374 + $4 shipping = $378 - $30 rebates= $348.

Some notes: That coolmax power supply has +12V1@18A, +12V2@16A
Each separate molex string is one rail. You must use both rails to power the card.

You must use the pcie 6 pin adaptor that comes with the card, it splits into two molex connectors. Then plug one connector to one string, and the other to the second molex string.
If the fan goes noisy there is a rubber plug on the fan to oil it. You might need a molex to sata power adaptor too.

It has been confirmed that this cheap-o power supply does actually power a HD-4870 and a 125 watt athlon64-X2 6000+ under full gaming loads.

In another system one is powering a FX-4170 and Geforce 560ti.

This budget power supply would be better. But you are depending on the rebate coming in.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
$39.99 CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
+12V@32A rating. This would be better than the coolmax.

This would be better than the $9 memory stick..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148498
$15.99 Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

This card is a bit nicer and has 2 fans and a factory overclock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125451
GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-1GD Radeon HD 7850 1GB
(It wont work with the coolmax ps because the included adapter has only one molex plug on it)

The black edition cpu is $15 more...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
$85 with the rebate code...

Well anyways it all adds up and pushes the price up...
 

need4speeds

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Alternate build. $225 plus $7 shipping..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883155533
$119.99 DELL GX620 Desktop PC Core Duo 2.8GHz 2GB 80GB HDD Capacity Windows 7 Home Premium

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202002
$104.99
SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card
Free Two WorldsII coupon w/ purchase, limited offer


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/dindex.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/sdcards0.htm#wp1107907
 
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wow, i know we are on a budget here but i never thought anyone would actually suggest so much rubbish, i know you gave alternates but an ide drive,really! i never thought i would ever see anyone on this site suggest such a POS!
 

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please dont use rosewill... atleast get an antec 300 or a fractal design core 1000.... rosewill is garbage. and no id suggest going a8 or a10 or getting dedicated graphic cards along with a intel pentium g830
 

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Here is a updated build with a dedicated card. I would like to read some feedback. thank you in advance.


Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148766
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Recover Your Data(expand for options)
-$25.00 Instant
$84.99
$59.99


EVGA 01G-P4-2650-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130827
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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-$30.00 Instant
$109.99
$79.99
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NVIDIA Gift - Assassin's Creed III Game Coupon - OEM
Item #: N82E16800999296
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-$49.99 Saving
$49.99
$0.00


CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$49.99
$39.99


Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLE2KIT2G3D1869DE1TX0
Item #: N82E16820148499
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$18.99


ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813131859
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$64.99


Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge 2.7GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G630
Item #: N82E16819116406
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$64.99
 

need4speeds

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The H61 chipset doesn't work with the I5-3570K cpu so your upgrade path is poor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130621
MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$64.99 $49.99 after $15.00 rebate card


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$79.99
+ $10 off w/ promo code EMCJHHB24, ends 1/1/13

-There is no point in buying your main hdd twice.
This was the point behind my maybe not so good ide 120 gig, it's only $17 to waste. When it dies or fills up you will need to buy a hdd like this 1tb seagate anyway.

-Please note that only that older AM3+ board has ide on it, most boards no longer have a ide connector.

You will want to switch to a amd card because most of the budget boards are crossfire and lack sli.

The Pentium G620 is close in speed to the budget amd quad core i picked out for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477

$119.99
$109.99 after $10.00 rebate

PowerColor AX7770 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Free Nexuiz game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer

They are fairly easy on wattage so two should run on that power supply later on.

-Watch out because alot of hd-7770's lack crossfire support.



Its better to get the corsair ps.

One coolmax recently died it was 3 years old, maybe the 560ti was too much for it. I would stick with antec, corsair, ocz, seasonic. I don't use or buy coolmax, locally they are $19.99 so often people bring me computers with them in it already and i to try and make it work.

 

nix327

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Here are a couple of options for you

This is an amd build. If you can afford the 6670 then crossfire it with the onboard gpu of the a10.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utyl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utyl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utyl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $374.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 15:02 EST-0500)

intel build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utF3
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utF3/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/utF3/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $349.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 15:08 EST-0500)
 

need4speeds

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-Same sentry case, corsair 430 watt, ECS am3+ board, sony dvdrw, and athlonII X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz as above..


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148499
$18.99 Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLE2KIT2G3D1869DE1TX0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767
($50) $64.99 -$15 off w/ promo code
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130690
$69.99 ($99.99-$30 promo code)

EVGA 01G-P3-1366-RX GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Refurbished

Subtotal: $397.92- $45 promo codes= $352.97 not counting mail in rebates..

 

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You might want to opt for this board instead.

It leaves the option open for a later FX 8 core cpu, maybe amd will release some faster ones later one. Later on you could upgrade the power supply and run newer crossfire or sli cards too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637
$79.99
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
125W CPU Support, CF/SLI, OC GenieII, UEFI BIOS