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Idea for a budget pc build, 550 to 650

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Idea for a budget pc build, 550 to 650

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SoN-oF-yipi
01.18.2014 , 03:06 AM | #1
Im looking to build a new pc since ive never done it before. ive been playing on an alienware m14 r2 and it runs well but i want to switch it up. i want to start low but upgradeable so i don't waste my money.. suggestions?

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velasong
01.18.2014 , 03:35 AM | #2
About a month ago i came up with a pc for a friend,decent for gaming and under $1000 aud.Not sure what it will be in your country's currency.If you have your own monitor that will save about $140 aud.

Intel i3-4130 3.4GHz 3MB LGA1150 CPU
ASRock H81M-HDS Motherboard
G.Skill Trident-X 8GB Kit (4Gx2) DDR3-2400
Seagate 3.5" Barracuda 2TB S SATA3 7200rpm 64MB Cache Hard Disk
Asus GTX660 2G PCI-E VGA Card
Thermaltake Commander MS-III Black USB3.0 Mid Tower Case (No PSU)
Thermaltake SP-750PCBAU Smart 750w 80+ Bronze Power Supply
LG 21.5" 22EN43T 5ms 1920x1080 DVI D-SUB LED Backlight LCD Monitor
LG GH24NSB0 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM


it ends up at around $950 aud.But some changes could reduce it.If it's in euros,its around your target price.

the 1150 pin motherboard has two cpus that can be overclocked,if you ever get into that. the i5-4670k and the i7-4770k.
Having an SSD will help with loading, installing,file copying times etc.The downside is that they cost quite a bit and have a smaller amount of space.
Whats in a name,it doesn't bring fame.So it's a shame,we're all part of society's game.A need to be known,our fame to be grown.A kiss on the cheek,a paycheck every week.

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SoN-oF-yipi
01.18.2014 , 04:02 AM | #3
I heard I3 cpus had issues with this game. i was thinking of an I5

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SoN-oF-yipi
01.18.2014 , 04:03 AM | #4
how much of a difference would that make?

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velasong
01.18.2014 , 04:29 AM | #5
in price,about $60 aud for the cheapest i5.In terms of performance,it's a quad core with a larger memory cache.So you would see a difference compared to a dual core like the i3.add on another $40 aud for the i5-4670,and you get a higher speed per core.3.4 ghz instead of 3.1 ghz for the cheaper i5-4440.Or just $20 aud for the i5-4570 3.2 ghz.
Chances are this game will only take advantage of 2 cores(i might be wrong on that) but having 4 cores will still help especially if you decide to multitask,4 cores can spread the workload and make it easier on the cpu to keep everything running smoothly compared to 2 cores.
Whats in a name,it doesn't bring fame.So it's a shame,we're all part of society's game.A need to be known,our fame to be grown.A kiss on the cheek,a paycheck every week.

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Marrex
01.19.2014 , 06:30 AM | #6
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OwenBrooks
05.04.2014 , 03:00 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Marrex View Post
not bad either , 760 is nice, beats a APU

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AnthonyDraft
05.05.2014 , 08:01 AM | #8
Where do you live exactly?

And do you want a completely new PC (with case, OS, Power supply etc.)

If you want a completely new PC including OS and case, and and you live in US:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CRqS for 550$ range;

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3CARJ for 650$ range;

And a build if you already have OS and a case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3EjRE for 550$ range;

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3C60j for 650$ range.