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Cheap Gaming PC Build

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#1 M!5T3RM0U53


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

I've finally decided to dump my current old pc and make a new one.


Here are the specs


Processor options:

AMD FX4100/6100  

AMD FX 8120 Black Edition

i5  (not sure about i5 gaming)



Raedon HD6450/?

Geforce GT440/630/640



Asus M5A78L-M-USB3 



DDR3 8GB Transcend & 4GB patriot


DVD Writer:




2TB Seagate HD or 1TB Seagate SSHD



Cabinet with cooler and other accessories.


System: Windows 7 Ultimate



My Expected Price Range is around $500 or INR 25k.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

I am not sure you could get all that for $500.


I just priced out a build for a friend of mine last week that included:

AMD Quad core APU


8 GB of RAM

DVD burner


Case with power supply

Windows 7 Home

23" monitor


This came out slightly above $500.


You might want to look at some of the AMD APUs as they have the graphics card built onto the CPU and therefore you would not need to buy a separate graphics card.  They seem to get good reviews although I have no experience with them.


You might could also get by with 4 GB of RAM but 8 would be better.  I think 12 GB is too much.


Hope this helps.

#3 M!5T3RM0U53

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

My gamer buddy got a pc with AMD 6 core proc and AMD 760g motherboard & it works awesome.


Also I checked out Xtech case with 550 watt heavy duty power supply . It looks good but has no place for coolers.


I'm using an old AMD (dual core & Nvidia 8600GT GPU) right now and I have to keep the cabinet open coz it heats up real fast.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:22 AM

With a budget of $500, your best bet is getting a APU.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

#5 M!5T3RM0U53

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:46 AM

What do you guys think about these build??


(all prices in INR)


amd FX 6100 (6500) or since most games are build to use 2-3 cores , I found good review of amd phenom ii x4 975 (about the same price range) Also considering FX4300 (same price) & AMD phenom ii x4 965 even cheaper at 5500 bucks , lastly the phenom ii x4 980 is only 4000 bucks.
motherboard msi 760gm-p21 (3500)
ram 4gb corsair (1500) (+ i got 4gb patriot)
seagate baracuda 1Tb storage (4000)
win 7 home premium 64bit (5000)
Cheap case (500 bucks)
PSU logisys 550w (1200) - Maybe 550w too much? I'm not sure
Sony DVDRW (1200)
cheap network adapter (500)
around 24-25k!!
That leaves the GPU. 
The cheapest gaming performance cards I could find was nvidia gts 450 or GT 640 both are worth around 5000 bucks or Raedon 5750 which is only 4000 bucks. But raedon and 450 gts benchmark scores were best on this website.


If this works I will be buying this pc next week.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

A few things to remember...


Keep in mind that although games usually use two cores, many games are being optimized for four and, with the upcoming release of the PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox, even more cores could be used. 


When it comes to AM3+ motherboards, you should use a 900 series chipset as it has all the enhancements for the FX line of processors whereas the lower chipsets offer physical compatibility with the FX CPU's and not much else.  A typical 970-based motherboard would be a good choice.  The 990FX chipset is intended for people who are using Crossfire or SLI.


With FX CPU's, you should use Windows 8 as it has the scheduler fix "baked in" whereas 7 has it as a patch.  Having this optimization fully in place rather than patched into the OS does yield some slight performance increases.


You also don't need a network adapter as it is already on the motherboard.  The only exception is if you are going to be using WiFi with your desktop PC instead of plugging it directly into your router.


Your power supply capacity is determined largely by the graphics card and 550W should be plenty for single card configurations.  As for which GPU to get, that depends on the games you play and your desired performance.  For basic performance, I would go for the Radeon 7750, which is roughly equal to the GT 640, or the Radeon 7770 which is around the GTX 650.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

I know this is a really old thread but I just wanted to say "Do not by a Radeon 6450" for gaming because it was never intended for that purpose. I have one and it is nice for watching videos and web surfing but the graphics benchmarks are horrible as tested on one of my rigs:


WEI 8:

2D graphics 4.5

3D graphics 6.1


Also, you could get an FX6300 (Black Edition) CPU + Biostar motherboard for as low as $119.00 total. Now, I can't vouch for that combo but it looks like a good deal to me:  http://microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

Edited by anyrepli, 22 April 2013 - 07:38 PM.

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