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CrazyCroak05

55 months ago

Hey, Im looking to get into PC gaming on a $500 Budget I put this parts list together and I was hoping I could get some Tips, Opinions, And Advice. Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ECS Z97-MACHINE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card $114.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $23.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $420.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-13 14:02 EST-0500

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

You will benefit more from having two 4GB RAM sticks instead of one. You will need a cooler for the Pentium if you plan on overclocking it. You may want to reconsider that motherboard. Too many bad stories about them. You will also benefit from a 80+ Bronze PSU.

Here is something similar to your system, but it is a little more efficient. I changed the GPU for the 750 ti because it requires less power but produces similar results (it is 2%-5% slower). Hope this helps

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $31.99 @ Directron
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $122.98 @ Newegg
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $492.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-13 14:30 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah this build looks much better. But my reasoning for 1 8GB stick of ram was originaly because I had a micro ATX board and it only had 2 ram slots. So I wanted to be able to upgrade to 16GB's in the future. Otherwise I'll probably keep this build exactly how it is. Thanks

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah...if you don't mind the lower RAM performance for a while. Getting 1 stick would be better for future upgrades.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I don't mind. I probably won't notice anyways. My only other PC is this one

http://valid.x86.fr/cxvnq9

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Crap...You were do for an upgrade sometime ago huh lol.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup XD

That 1 core, 1 thread Pentium (intergrated graphics FTW)

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