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I was inspired by this build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZR-a35sxLg
This is my updated build: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tFbvcf
This build will mostly be for AAA title gaming, like Far Cry 4 and GTA V.
What do you think of the build I put together? Any compatibility issues? I strongly
appreciate any feedback from you, as I am a very new member to this forum.
I will also be OC'ing the i5 to about 3.6Ghz, and I DO NOT require an OS!!!
UPDATE:
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/KWjXNG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/KWjXNG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66Ghz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus P7H55-M Pro Micro ATX LGA1156 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.86 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($308.12 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.38 @ shopRBC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.63 @ DirectCanada)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.98 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $558.95
 

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With that budget, you are probably better off just getting a console. That or save up more money. Windows alone is a little over $100.

I saw you updated your OP with a build. Not good at all, for what you want to do, over budget, and needs a CPU cooler.
 

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Not true, I have seen 400 bucks builds that can handle AAA on 1080p with console level gfx no problemo!

If he pirates win 7 or 8.1 and then gets free win 10 (Yesterday microsofft said even pirate versions of their OS will be given full free win 10), he can even get more out of that money...let me try and prove it
 

logainofhades

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$400 USD maybe. $400 Canadian is a different story. All their prices are much higher, than in the US.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone, did not expect that soon. Anyways, the prices here are not "much higher" at all, infact almost every part I have seen is cheaper (including shipping, ect...) than in US.

 

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Thanks, I will have a look at the guide!

 

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It can be done but expect tto skimp on some parts. I'm in the UK so I'm not sure on pricing over the pond but amd fx 8350 cpu with say a 260x can achieve what you're looking for over here. After that find the cheapest functional parts u can
 

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https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=400%20cad%20to%20usd

Yup $400 CAD is like $320 USD - after OS he is going to have at best ~$230 USD for parts. You might be able to get a system that runs at low settings for that, if you get some lucky deals.
 

Feodor Volg

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Alright, I will attempt to incorporate those. Thanks!
 

Feodor Volg

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No need for OS, and I have changed budget to 400$ USD instead.

 

Derza10

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I put like the cheapest parts i could find, note this system only has 1 stick of 4gb ram and NO GPU :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($84.00 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($50.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ NCIX)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($107.92 @ shopRBC)
Total: $389.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 11:57 EDT-0400

EDIT: just saw your update, So your budget is now $500 CAD?
 

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Hey Friend, I would recommend going with a free Linux OS/SteamOS to save the 100.00 initially. As you get more money, grab W7/8 for the exclusive titles.

Your part picker looks good, you could shave 10.00-20.00 off here or there (500GB HDD, 4GB of RAM), but I hate to recommend that people stunt a PC build.

I think you're going to regret the CPU sooner than later, and would recommend an FX 6300 or better...even if that means you have to use your box without a graphics card for a month or two.

My vote is: wait a little more time and do your build justice. Take care dude
 

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...not only that, you picked a duo core not a quad core which would be better for AAA titles.

I didn't try hard put one together EASY for the price. It's really not that hard if you compromise here and there.
 

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and he has an os
 

Feodor Volg

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Yes, I suppose it is around that. Thanks for taking the time out for the build! Sorry if I am editing the post too quickly.
 

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Price in CAD not USD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($86.11 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A58M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($64.95 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Logisys CS305BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply ($38.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $514.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 12:02 EDT-0400

If you plan to save up and upgrade the CPU then a G3258 CPU and MSI H81m-P33 mobo would be better than the 860k.
 

Feodor Volg

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Thanks man, I will keep that in mind!

 

Derza10

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Its still a bit over budget but will play games decently:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($84.00 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.95 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.86 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.59 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $501.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 12:09 EDT-0400
 

Feodor Volg

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Thanks! I noticed the case you picked already had a power supply, did you add the antec on because it is of higher quality? Also, I will probably use 2x4GB sticks instead of a single 8GB so I can use dual channel to it's full potential.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.49 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.79 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $398.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 12:08 EDT-0400
 

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I don't care about single vs dual, it's not a big difference. If you never plan to upgrade the ram then by all means get 2x4gb

As for the case, I didn't even notice it came with a PSU. I wouldn't trust a bundled PSU on such a cheap case.
 

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