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400$ Light Gaming PC?


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#1 Corey Martin

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:26 AM

So this is my second post about a build, and I now need a 400$ one. I have another build that I made, and need more recommended builds.
AMD FX-4-CORE BLACK EDITION FX-4300
EVGA GeForce GT 740 Super clocked single slot 4gb DDR3 GRAPHICS CARD
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX Motherboard
Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case FBM-01
Logisys Corp. 550W 120mm Ball Bearing Fan with PSU ATX 550 Power Supply
Kingston Tech HyperX Blue 4GB Ram DDR3
Toshiba 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB CACHE SATA 3GB/S

I do NOT need a DVD drive, OS, Keyboard, Mouse, or monitor.

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#2 Corey Martin

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

By the way.. The total price was 404.43

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

You need a cooler for that CPU.

 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HKWhvK
 
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper A88X ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($88.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($57.23 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $424.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-27 12:02 EDT-0400
 
This can handle most of the newest games on low settings, medium on some. A little bit over the budget but would perform a lot better than your build (no offense). 
 
1. PSU got a 80+ Bronze certification.
2. Larger capacity storage
3. More RAM
4. CPU Cooler included
5. Overclocking capable
6. A lot of room for upgrades
 
Let me know if you need anything.

Edited by Zerue, 27 August 2014 - 11:06 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:27 AM

Do Not use that Logisys 550W power supply....it is crap and will not be reliable

Reviews of Logisys power supply's are here:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logisys-PS350MA-Power-Supply-Review/1293

http://www.overclockers.com/logisys-ps480x2-review

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Logisys-PS600A12-Power-Supply-Review/1211

 

They are the most pathetic things Newegg considers to be a power supply. I have made complaints about these bogus power supply's to Newegg before but they do not care



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:15 PM

Its never a bad practice to have at least an 80+ Bronze certification on your PSUs. It doesn't directly affect the quality of your PSUs however, it ensures that it has been tested to provide efficient power delivery. And I can't stress this enough... PSUs are like the heart of your PC, if it fails chances are your parts are done for as well. So you DONT want to skimp on this part :)

 

pro tip : Corsair, Antec and Seasonic are very reputable brands of PSUs. 


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#6 Corey Martin

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

 

You need a cooler for that CPU.

 

EDIT:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HKWhvK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HKWhvK/by_merchant/
 
CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper A88X ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: AMD 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($88.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($57.23 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $424.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-27 12:02 EDT-0400
 
This can handle most of the newest games on low settings, medium on some. A little bit over the budget but would perform a lot better than your build (no offense). 
 
1. PSU got a 80+ Bronze certification.
2. Larger capacity storage
3. More RAM
4. CPU Cooler included
5. Overclocking capable
6. A lot of room for upgrades
 
Let me know if you need anything.
 

Thank you so much! This is the build I will save up for. You are like a hero, saving me from a crappy PC. :P This post is now solved and all thanks to Zerue! I'll give credit to Joe too for letting me know about that PSU. Thanks.


Edited by Corey Martin, 27 August 2014 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:22 PM

Its never a bad practice to have at least an 80+ Bronze certification on your PSUs. It doesn't directly affect the quality of your PSUs however, it ensures that it has been tested to provide efficient power delivery.

 Beware of fake 80+ power supply's

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Power-Supplies-With-Fake-80-Plus-Badges/1054

Some manufactures go way beyond reliability by purposely adding concrete to make them heavier too

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/blog/Hantol-PSU-Fake-PFC-Made-of-Cement/220






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