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Old 06-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, i am really noobish to computer and need some help. I would like to build a computer for 500$ i would like to able to run newish games like skyrim, it doesnt have to be able to play on high, mid is just fine with me. Please comment and thanks in advance. i also have a 2gb extra i could put in it too. i would like atlest 4gb ram. If i buy all the parts my friend said he would help me put it 2gether, thanks so much!
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bump please help! i am really nubish to computers. thanks.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What do you currently have? Monitor? Keyboard? Mouse? What kind is the 2GB you have (DDR, DDR2, DDR3, speed)?

Let us know and we can go from there.
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I have Monitor Keyboard Mouse and the ram is ddr3, idk what the "speed" is tho. thanks.
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Here you go...

Newegg.com - XFX HD-675X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (11192-22-20G)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GH and GIGABYTE GA-A75-D3H FM1

Thats $459 before mail ins, but you still need a case, Which is a personnal choice.

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thanks so much! you really made my day!

i was wondering tho, what kind of power supply do i need? like will any do?
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I'm the wrong person to ask about psu. I believe the power supply should be the best item you buy. If picked right it will last years zand be resusable over aNd over.

I blieve in Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, as the top few, along with a couple other brands..
But basically, along with the wattage, Amps need to be as high as you can get.

85% of builds only need 650W to leave lots of headroom.


Also note, others might be able to tweek that list better, I just wiped it up quickly.
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Corsair
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Seasonic
Newegg.com - SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Newegg.com - PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

Seasonic actually makes the Antec power supply, so either are good.
The PC Power and Cooling psu only has 600 and 750 watt available at this time, a 7 year warranty means you'll be keeping this psu for a whiile
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the chooses, makes things a lot easier.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm the wrong person to ask about psu. I believe the power supply should be the best item you buy. If picked right it will last years zand be resusable over aNd over.

I blieve in Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, Seasonic, as the top few, along with a couple other brands..
But basically, along with the wattage, Amps need to be as high as you can get.

85% of builds only need 650W to leave lots of headroom.


Also note, others might be able to tweek that list better, I just wiped it up quickly.
Well, I was able to get a gaming build to ~$330. About $332 after the HDD went up $3 since I made the build on the website. :/
(they have the same APU, no dedicated graphics card).

Maybe add a 6670 ($60 after rebate) and that would probably be a pretty good build. Maybe. >_>


OP, does this budget include the OS? Or do you mean $500 for just the tower?
If you just mean the tower I guess this might work if you upgraded some of the parts (I think a lot of people here would want a better mobo).
I think the 7750 (in the second build) is supposed to be able to run Skyrim at ~40 fps on Ultra on 1080p.
(Though, I do have a question about the 7750, does it need to be plugged into the PSU with two cables, or just one? That PSU wouldn't work if it needed two.)
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