I'd like to build a Pc with a budget of $550-$580 that can handle most if not all games on the market on ultra. I also plan to


Nov 5, 2014
I'd like to build a Pc with a budget of $550-$580 that can handle most if not all games on the market on ultra setting. I also plan to do editing on this computer so at least 4 REAL cores are needed, not any of the hyperthreading or fake cores that amd advertises as real cores.Also needed is 8gb of ram. If you can achieve this monstrous task, please leave parts and prices or a link to pcpartpicker.com thanks!
This gets you close for $592 ... I mean, you're not going to be on ultra for everything, but probably the best you'll get for that budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card ($140.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $592.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-05 19:51 EST-0500

If you really can't go $12 over, you could substitute an FX-8320 and corresponding motherboard, and still do pretty well:
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Whatever you do, that is a ridiculous deal on the r9 280, a good $30 less than whatever's normally the best sale. But it only lasts literally through the end of today.

There really is no equivalent to the i5 from anyone else; Intel is ahead of the competition at the high end, though more expensive.

In that other build, you've downgraded the RAM - from 7 latency to 11, so it will be much slower as "true" speed is going to be 1600 divided by the latency. Really anything above 9 latency for DDR3-1600 I would skip; there is a reason it is so cheap.

You've also downgraded the video card to a slightly less powerful one and it's $35 more expensive. Seriously, get that r9 280 while it's $140. You can figure out the rest of your build around that later if you're still deciding. But you've got like 3 hours before that deal goes away.

Most people will tell you to avoid the Corsair CX series; while other Corsair PSUs are well-built, CX is Corsair's bargain-basement line using cheap parts, and have a bad reputation around here. That EVGA one is the go-to recommendation when nothing else is on sale ... checking quickly, there is an Antec 450W unit that is slightly more well put together on sale for $25:


And a 550W XFX model with a very good reputation for about $40 (I would go for this if possible):



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